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

Come across (something)

Do you know the English expression “to come across (something)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Andy: I like that painting. Where did you find it?

David: I came across it in an antique shop.

Andy: That was lucky!

Does it mean:

a) buy something

b) find something by chance

c) save something

d) cross something

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Answer: b) find something by chance

Within earshot

Do you know the English expression to be “within earshot“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Cal: I heard Michael got a bad score on the test last week.

Jean: Shh! He’s just over there within earshot! He’ll be upset if you talk about him!

Does it mean:

a) to be sensitive to criticism

b) to be close enough to hear

c) to be annoyed if someone talks about one

d) to want to listen

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Answer: b) to be close enough to hear