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Idioms and Phrases: Test-9
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She broke down in the middle of her speech.
could not proceed
Question 1 Explanation:
The phrase, “break down”, means to collapse emotionally and start crying. For example, it can be used like, ’He broke down and wept at the sad news’.
They got on well with each other the moment they met.
had an agreement
had a misunderstanding
had a friendly relationship
fell in love
Question 2 Explanation:
To ‘get on well’ means to have an understanding in a relationship. We are very good friends and we get on well with each other
She tried to Slip off, but was caught immediately.
Question 3 Explanation:
‘Slipping off’ means to sneak out from somewhere. For example: They slipped off, and no one noticed them.
I am looking forward to her arrival.
expecting with pleasure
Question 4 Explanation:
The phrase, ‘looking forward to’ means to wait for something eagerly. For example: I’m looking forward to visiting him next month.
A shot in the dark
to love to go out on adventures
be able to work very quickly
be very violent
an attempt to guess something
Question 5 Explanation:
‘A shot (or stab) in the dark’ means a vague guess, without imagining what it the result would be. For example: A new theory proposed is usually a shot in the dark usually, and is altered later according to experimental results.
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