Idiom warm-up – part 4

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Idiom warm-up – part 4

Use a dictionary to check the meaning of the phrases in the box. Then complete sentences ۱-۸ with the correct phrase

there is something to be said for
You can say that again
having said that
have a say
When all is said and done
Needless to say
That is to say
to say the least

! N1. John: That was a delicious meal
……………….. :George
N2. Swimming was not permitted in the lake. However, ……………….. , many people did use the lake for swimming
N3. Of course you want to look good when out on the pull, but ……………….. not wearing too much makeup
N4. While you are studying abroad, you are certainly going to want somewhere to stay
……………….. and looking for housing can be stressful
N5. ……………….. , I believe I had a very enjoyable time on my vacation
N6. My father passed away when I was 16. ……………….., this had a devastating effect on my life
N7. An essay should be an argument. Ask yourself what are the important questions in any particular issue. ……………….., you should discuss a problem and not simply narrate events or the stages of an argument
N8. We live in a democratic country, which means we all ……………….. in how the country is run

 

: Answers

! N1. John: That was a delicious meal
! George: You can say that again
N2. Swimming was not permitted in the lake. However, having said that, many people did use the lake for swimming
N3. Of course you want to look good when out on the pull, but there is something to be said for not wearing too much makeup
N4. While you are studying abroad, you are certainly going to want somewhere to stay and looking for housing can be stressful, to say the least
.N5. When all is said and done, I believe I had a very enjoyable time on my vacation
N6. My father passed away when I was 16. Needless to say, this had a devastating effect on my life
N7. An essay should be an argument. Ask yourself what are the important questions in any particular issue. That is to say, you should discuss a problem and not simply narrate events or the stages of an argument
N8. We live in a democratic country, which means we all have a say in how the country is run

 

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