Idioms Exercises – Part 61

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Idioms Exercises – Part 61

.Choose the appropriate idiomatic expressions

grow out of something
A couch potato
on your/sb’s mind
break up
drive somebody up the wall
get something off your chest
let yourself go
Dump someone
be crazy about somebody/something
be in seventh heaven

N1. “it is no good you being a ………………………… and having a Dobermann

. ………………………… N2. He lost his job and his marriage

.N3. Mike finally seems to be ………………………… of his rebelliousness

. ………………………… N4. He looked as though he had something

N5. “it’s ………………… trying to find out who did what

. ………………………… N6. I had spent two months worrying about it and I was glad to

.N7. Poor Dad. He’s really …………………… since Mum died

.N8. Vicky ………………………… Neil yesterday

. ………………………… N9. Since they got married, they’ve been

:Answers

N1. a couch potato

A couch potato

a person who takes little or no exercise and watches a lot of television

N2. broke up

Break up

if a marriage, group of people, or relationship breaks up, the people in it separate and do not live or work together any more

N3. growing out of

Grow out of something

If a child grows out of clothes, he or she becomes too big to wear them
If someone grows out of something, they stop doing it as they get older
SYN:outgrow

N4. on his mind

On your/sb’s mind

If something is on your mind, you keep thinking or worrying about it

N5. driving me up the wall

Drive somebody up the wall

make someone feel very annoyed

N6. get it off my chest

Get something off your chest

to tell someone about something that has been worrying or annoying you for a long time, so that you feel better afterwards

N7. let himself go

Let yourself go

to relax completely and enjoy yourself
to stop looking after yourself properly, for example by not caring about your appearance

N8. dumped

Dump someone

to end a relationship with someone

N9. in seventh heaven

Be in seventh heaven

to be extremely happy

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