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Idioms and Phrases: Test-33
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A BREAD-AND-BUTTER LETTER
An appointment letter
A contract termination letter
A letter to thank a host
A request to get donation for a noble cause
Question 1 Explanation:
Idiom, ‘a bread-and-butter letter’ means a letter expressing thanks for hospitality.
To become very weak
Fond of hunting
Question 2 Explanation:
Idiom, ‘cloak-and-dagger’ means involving mystery and intrigue. For example: Today’s episode will be a cloak-and-dagger one. Everyone is very excited.
A FAIR CRACK OF THE WHIP
To go out for morning walk
To get a fair chance
To get unexpected success
To be routed
Question 3 Explanation:
Idiom, ‘a fair crack of the whip’ means to give someone an opportunity and a fair chance to do something. For example: They made sure that everyone participating in the competition got a fair crack of the whip.
THE WORSE FOR WEAR
Question 4 Explanation:
Idiom, ‘the worse for wear’ means in a poor condition; worn out. For example: The antique pieces kept in her backyard have started looking the worse for wear.
IN THE CLEAR
Without any money
Without any knowledge of traditions
No longer in danger
Question 5 Explanation:
Idiom, ‘in the clear’ means being free from suspicion or danger. For example: The video clip of that night put her in the clear.
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