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Idioms - Exercise 17

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.

bring up     by heart     clam down     do a favor

hard to believe     keep in mind     let go of     no use

over and over     stand out     take off     turn on

1. Without my eyeglasses, there's (no value) in my trying to watch a movie.

2. I (became tranquil) after the party was over.

3. After lunch, the plates were (removed from) the table.

4. I can recite the poem (from memory).

5. I searched the house (repeatedly) but could not find my car keys.

6. If you are hot, (activate) the air conditioner.

7. Please do (not forget) that you will improve by practicing.

8. It's (difficult to accept as true) that our vacation is already over.

9. Did you (raise) our questions and concerns at the meeting?

10. You will (be prominent) if you wear white at nighttime.


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