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Idioms - Exercise 14

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.

about to     drop off     find out     go to bed

let go of     make sure     put together     run out of

show up     stand out     take over     take (something) for granted

1. On his way home, Paul (left) bottled water for his son's baseball team.

2. Please reread you essay to (be certain) is has no spelling errors.

3. During the long snowstorm, Alex (had no more remaining) bread.

4. While I am away, will you (assume responsibility for) walking the dog every day?

5. I'm (almost ready to) walk the dog; would you like to walk with me?

6. If I (release) the leash, my dog might run into the street.

7. I waited for twenty minutes, but my sister didn't (appear).

8. Did you (obtain information) about what time the movie is showing?

9. I (did not appreciate) my ability to drive until I lost my liscense.

10. John (retires to sleep) after his favorite television show ends.


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