Idioms Unit 1

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IDIOMS with ANSWERS: Unit 1
I. Fill in the missing words in the sentences below. Choose from the following: AT A LOOSE END AT ONE’S WITS’ END
AT DEATH’S DOOR AT A LOSS
AT FAULT AT RANDOM
AT A PINCH AT FIRST SIGHT
AT SHORT NOTICE AT A STANDSTILL
AT LEAST AT SIXES AND SEVENS
AT ALL COSTS AT LOGGERHEADS
AT THE CRACK OF DAWN AT ALL HOURS
AT MOST AT WILL
AT BEST AT ONCE

1. When Richard Burton was Elizabeth Taylor it was a classic case of love …………………………… 2. Traffic was ……………………………………. this morning because of an accident on the A21. 3. I’m afraid everything’s ………………………………….. this week. Both the secretaries are ill and no one knows where anything is. 4. The hotel wasn’t that modern, but …………………………………it was cheap and reasonably clean. 5. I’ve got room in the car for three – four ………………………….. . 6. Mrs. Smith’s daughter is terrible, isn’t she? Out …………………………… and never a kind word to anyone. 7. You should be able to sell your stereo equipment for $200 - ……………………………. $250. 8. If you don’t get out …………………………………… then I shall have thrown you out. 9. Pamela and David are always ……………… . I really can’t imagine why they got married in the first place. They’ve got absolutely nothing in common. 10. A chameleon is a remarkable creature – it is able to change the colour of its skin ………………… . 11. You can’t expect me to work overtime ………………….. such ……………….! I need to be told at least 2 days in advance. 12. I was in a hurry for my train, so I chose a book …………………………. . 13. We must …………………………….. catch the 7.30 train. Otherwise we won’t get to the meeting in time. 14. It is difficult to know who’s ………………………… in the matter. Perhaps we’re all to blame. 15. It’s late, I think you’d better go to bed now, darling. Remember, you’ve got to get up ………………….tomorrow. 16. Since it’s his first offence he’ll probably get off with a warning - ………………………….. a small fine. 17. If you’re ………………………… this weekend, Joan, why not come over for a meal? It’ll give us a chance to catch up on some...
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