SLANG IDIOMS - English Language Online Tests

Slang Idioms Test 48

Question 1: "Wow, I think I ate too much. I had four bowls of mashed potatoes. I am full as a ......... " Kyle told Derek. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 1

Question 1: "Hi, Peter, it's Marcie. I must be honest; I wasn't sure that you were going to make it here but you sure proved me wrong. You have consistently gone above and beyond the standard and you are definitely in my ......... books." ...

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Slang Idioms Test 6

Question 1: His father always encouraged him to keep his ......... when others were testing him. It was his belief that if one reacted to the taunting or prodding, those who tested him would have achieved their goal at his expense. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 25

Question 1: "Alright, sir. You've paid your bill in full. We're all ......... now," the representative told Jim. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 42

Question 1: Her mother kept nagging at her to go to college. She said that a college education is the best way for her to get into a job that would ......... a living. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 43

Question 1: "See? If you hadn't lost your job at the paper company, you never would have landed the job you have now. The hours are better and the pay is much better. It just goes to show that every _______has a silver lining," Paul said to Lynn. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 39

Question 1: "You have to get a ......... on yourself, Mark. Getting drunk is not going to help. Losing your job isn't the end of the world. You will get another one soon," his wife told him. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 19

Question 1: "Boys, let's go to the bar. I'm ______the mahogany. I just made a big sale!" Mitch said to his fellow salesmen. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 15

Question 1: "Mom is going to be so mad! You are going to be in the ________house tonight," Tina said to her little brother. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 29

Question 1: "I think Steve should get the promotion. He has a great service record and has a reputationfor always going by the .........," Arnold said to Craig. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 21

Question 1: "You are ahead of ________ , Jim. The meeting doesn't start for another 30 minutes," Jack said. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 35

Question 1: Steve just bought a new pair of front tires, but as he leaving, he ran over a nail that popped his back tire and the tire shop couldn't repair it. If that isn't Murphy's ........., I don't know what is! ...

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Slang Idioms Test 41

Question 1: "Some of you have been worried about how the increasing cost of electricity will affect our business. I can assure you that it is a______in the ocean compared to some of our other costs and is nothing to worry about," the spokesman told the people at the press conference. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 34

Question 1: A tree fell on his house right after his car broke down. This was a double ......... that he could not afford. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 4

Question 1: She lived a pleasant, privileged, carefree life up until now. However, she recently lost her job and that, in turn, made her mortgage payment overdue. The bank was threatening to take her house. She remembered that her mother told her once "In every life, some ......... must fall". she hadn't fully believed it until now. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 37

Question 1: The judge was getting bored as the witness rattled on and on. She wished the witness would just ......... to the chase. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 3

Question 1: It had taken him many years of study and work experience but now he had a solid reputation of one that knew the ......... of the commercial fishing business. He knew the laws governing the industry, the equipment used, the coastal region near his home and all the other important details. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 7

Question 1: Through relentless cost-cutting schemes, steady expansion and the development of innovative product lines, the company finally graduated from a smaller firm to a major- ......... player in the personal computer and technology field. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 45

Question 1: "Thank you for making me feel at ________here. I had a great week staying with you two," Jacob said to Tim and Beth. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 46

Question 1: "The boss seems to be _______ while Rome burns. He is going out to lunches, having meetings, talking about proposals as well as everything else he usually does. Meanwhile, the company is going bankrupt since we didn't keep up with the ever-changing technology," Laurie said to Morgan. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 47

Question 1: "Thomas Edison was the first one out of the _________to convert electricity into light in an economically-feasible manner," the junior high teacher told the class. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 23

Question 1: He got mad at his parents after they told him to ......... down while they watched TV. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 18

Question 1: "I asked Frank if he'd be able to get the support from his team to make this happen, and he promised that he could _____ the goods," Ned said to Clarissa. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 17

Question 1: "Make sure you read the company manual so you are familiar with the ______and don'ts around here," the trainer said to the new employee. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 16

Question 1: "Don't upset the _________ The receiving department's procedures have always worked quite well. If you try to change how they do things, you'll just mess it up," Jeannie told Kurt. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 14

Question 1: "The Chief put the Chinese _____ up on me when I asked who would be in charge of interviewing the victims. He said that I didn't need to know and wouldn't say anything more about the case. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 2

Question 1: "Joe, it's Marcie again. I am calling about your failure to stay within budget for your project. How many times do we have to talk about this? How many times do I have to provide additional training or ask you what you need? It seems like everything I say goes in one ear and ......... the other." ...

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Slang Idioms Test 33

Question 1: She decided that she was not going to go out on a ......... for anyone anymore. She was sick of trying to help people who weren't appreciative. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 36

Question 1: Doctors are using cutting ......... technology these days to cure disease and perform surgery. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 8

Question 1: "The housing market in California has completely bottomed out. It is well-known that we are currently in a buyer's market. You are actually suggesting that I would make money by selling my farm now, despite the fact that the average homeowner is taking a huge loss from selling his or her place? Are you off your .........?" Wesley asked his friend who worked for a local real estate firm. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 13

Question 1: "I don't like that old car he's working on, but it's _______to his heart, so I put up with it," Lisa said. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 12

Question 1: He had been assigned to guard their best player, but despite coming on ______the whole game, he had still been bested by the guy. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 20

Question 1: "I had to get some more coffee during my afternoon break. I was starting to _________ out of steam," Laurie said to Linda. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 27

Question 1: When his girlfriend broke up with him, it broke his .......... ...

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Slang Idioms Test 26

Question 1: He liked being a policeman, but he didn't like leaving his house at the drop of a ......... anytime he was needed. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 5

Question 1: "I tried to get our point across but the press conference turned into a .......... The reporters were more concerned with non-politically correct comments made by a staff member and about some of our senior members' personal lives. None of them would listen to what I had to say about expanding our company into the Western United States," Bill told his boss. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 24

Question 1: "I can't stand that arrogant Maxwell. He thinks he's God's ......... to women or something," Beth told Jessica. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 40

Question 1: "Now is the time to invest in that company. They aren't popular yet but they will be soon. Now is the time to get in on the ......... floor while we still can. By next year, their stock price will be way higher than it is now if everything remains equal," Jim told Scott. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 44

Question 1: "Sorry, Ted. You stole my idea so I stole yours — an eye for an _____Ted," Bill said. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 11

Question 1: Adrenaline shot through his body and the ability to control his appendages was becoming increasingly more difficult in the icy water. He knew that if he didn't rescue the people from the ocean right now, there would be no hope for them due to hypothermia, among other things. There were no do ......... when the ocean was this turbulent and cold. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 9

Question 1: "I thought of the invention and applied for the patent. After I received the patent, I obtained my own financing through loans and did my own marketing for my product. I guess you can say that I am kind of a one-man .........," Mr. Jenkins told the reporter. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 38

Question 1: Steve had been ......... by the used-car salesman. The car broke down a week after he bought it. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 22

Question 1: He was sick of working for companies that weren't above......... in their business practices. Too many of them had cut illegal or unethical corners. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 32

Question 1: He didn't want to think about getting a perfect score before his next exam because he was afraid he would ......... himself. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 31

Question 1: I don't see how they manage married life. Those two are as different as chalk and .......... ...

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Slang Idioms Test 30

Question 1: He knew there wasn't one rule for deciding which clients a lawyer should try to help. It should be on a case-by-......... basis, dependent on the merit of the situation. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 28

Question 1: The cable company has been a real ......... under my saddle. I've called them three times this month and I am sick of it. ...

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Slang Idioms Test 10

Question 1: "Our new boss seems OK but she is still kind of an unknown quantity at this point. We don't know where we are with her and we don't have any sense of boundaries either. For instance, our old boss was ......... on poor public speaking but she doesn't seem to care whether someone stutters and uses an abundance of filler words during a presentation. On the other hand, she yelled at Bob for 15 minutes for not keeping an aesthetically pleasing, organized cubicle. It is stressful not knowing what makes a boss happy or mad," Linda said to Louisa. ...

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