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Idioms - Exercise 13

Directions: In each of the following sentences, a common expression - an idiom - can replace the word or phrase in parentheses. In the blank below each sentence, write the idiom defined by the word or phrase in the parentheses. When you are finished, click the "Chech My Work" button at the bottom of the page to check your answers. Choose from the following expressions.

calm down     do over     find out     keep off

keep out     look down on     get through     give away

give in     put away     take off     take turns

1. Steve's mother told him to (not walk across) the grass.

2. Laura (does not respect) opinions she does not agree with.

3. At the bakery, samples of cake are (given for free) to attract customers.

4. Sarah and Roger (alternated) washing the dishes each night.

5. My clothes were still stained, so the laundry had to be (done again).

6. When did you (finish) reading that book?

7. The sign on that door says we should (not enter).

8. Anne was tired of arguing, so she (reluctantly agreed) to her friend's decision.

9. Our plane (departs) in an hour..

10. Please (put in its proper place) the basketball when you finish playing with it.


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