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Idioms - Exercise 20

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.

at least     call up     eat out     get over

hold off     keep track off     let down     look forward to

make up one's mind     on the verge of     take after     think over

1. Ellen (decided) to finish reading the book that afternoon.

2. Happiness is (earning money to live on) by doing what you love.

3. I need some time to (consider) your question.

4. Some people (keep a record of) medical expenses for tax purposes.

5. When I (recover) from this flu, we should see a movie.

6. To avoid ashing dishes, the Smith's (ate at a restaurent).

7. Ryan is (anticipating with pleasure) his high school graduation.

8. I hope the rain (delays) unitl we finish our picnic.

9. Michael (telephoned) his sister to share the good news.

10. The actor does not want to (disappoint) his fans.


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