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Idioms in Use

Here are the next 10 idioms in use in sentences from the  common idioms list.

Remember to go back to the common idioms page to learn the words if you have not done that yet.

Word Set 3

  • bite the hand that feeds you
  • heat of the moment
  • hit the nail on the head
  • if it's not one thing, it's the other
  • keep an eye on 
  • kick the bucket
  • let sleeping dogs lie
  • let the cat out of the bag
  • over the top
  • sit on the fence

Idiom in Use Practice

1. I missed my bus this morning, then when I went for a taxi I realized I'd left my wallet at home. Then when I got back home I couldn't find my key. Now my computer has crashed. Honestly, .

2. I hope Joyce hasn't . She was in her 90s. She got taken off to hospital the other day as she was very unwell.

3. I as I accidentally mentioned that we are all meeting for a drink tonight. Sorry, I know you didn't want him to know.

4. I tend to over most controversial issues. I'm never sure which side of the argument to support.

5. The boss never disciplined John over the fact that he came into work late twice last week. He must have decided to .

6. Try to keep up good relations with your boss. You don't want to .

7. He when he said the reason we lost the match is because of weakness in our defence. That's definitely the reason.

8.He doesn't really hate you. He just said it in the .

9. An IELTS examiner has to the time in the speaking test. It should not be more than 14 minutes.

10. Her angry response to your email was way . You had every right to say what you did.

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