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Idioms - Exercise 19

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.

break down     call off     catch on     deal with

get along with     give up     hand in     keep in touch

leave out     on the verge of     take part in     throw away

1. I didn't (understand), but my friend expanied the joke.

2. My son (is friendly with) all his classmates.

3. Anthony is (almost ready to be) having a successful acting career.

4. The internet makes it easy to (continue communicating) over long distances.

5. John likes to (participate in) political debates.

6. My car (ceased functioning), so I had to call a tow truck.

7. The lawyer (handled) our case expertly and professionally.

8. You (omitted) the best part of the story!

9. The baseball game was (cancelled) when lighting began to strike.

10. To be successful at anything, you must not (surrender).


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