Have a soft spot for (someone)

Do you know the English expression “to have a soft spot for (someone)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Katy: I’m really sad to hear that Ted is leaving the company.

Claire: You have a soft spot for him, don’t you?

Katy: Yeah, he’s like a younger brother to me. I’ll miss him.

Does it mean:

a) to treat someone like a family member

b) to give someone a soft seat

c) to like someone a lot

d) to miss someone

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Answer: c) to like someone a lot

 

 

Catch (someone) red-handed

Do you know the English expression “to catch (someone) red-handed“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Gary: Who stole the money from the safe?

Liam: It was Trevor. I caught him red-handed. 

Gary: He must have been surprised to see you!

Liam: He was! He tried to pretend he was counting the money, but he couldn’t explain why it was in his pocket!

Does it mean:

a) to make someone’s hand’s red

b) to catch someone in the act of doing something

c) to help someone steal something

d) to catch someone with dirty hands

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Answer: b) to catch someone in the act of doing something

The lion’s share

Do you know the English expression “the lion’s share“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Rebecca: How are we going to divide the budget this year?

Sally: I’m not sure yet, but I think the lion’s share will be spent on marketing.

Does it mean:

a) the largest part of something

b) the smallest part of something

c) the lion’s portion

d) very little

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Answer: a) the largest part of something

Hold your horses!

Do you know the English expression “hold your horses“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Jane: I’m going to quit my job next week and move to Singapore.

Helen: Hold your horses! Don’t you think you should consider that a bit more carefully?

Does it mean:

a) Keep hold of your horses

b) Don’t take your horses somewhere

c) Don’t do something

d) Wait a moment

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Answer: d) Wait a moment

Get on well with (someone)

Do you know the English expression “to get on well with (someone)”? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Nancy: Have you met your boyfriend’s parents yet?

Gloria: Yes, I’ve met them a few times. I get on well with them. They are very nice.

Does it mean:

a) to have a good relationship with someone

b) to talk to someone a lot

c) to meet someone a lot

d) to go on trips with someone

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Answer: a) to have a good relationship with someone

 

Put up with (somebody/something)

Do you know the English expression “to put up with (somebody/something)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Karen: I heard you are looking for a new job. Why?

Julie: Because I can’t put up with my boss any longer. I’ve put up with her for ten years. No more!

Does it mean:

a) to meet

b) to argue with

c) to tolerate

d) to work with

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Answer: c) to tolerate