Zero in (on something/someone)

Do you know the English expression “to zero in (on something/someone)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Mike: Did you talk to your teacher about your essay?

Jane: Yes. She was really negative about it. She zeroed in on my mistakes.

Does it mean:

a) give someone/something a score of zero

b) focus all one’s attention on something/someone

c) talk negatively

d) praise someone

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) focus all one’s attention on something/someone

Keen on (something)

Do you know the English expression “to be keen on (something)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Helene: What sport is your son into these days?

Igor: He’s really keen on swimming.

Does it mean:

a) not interested in

b) very interested in

c) making an effort

d) good at

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) very interested in

Bite (someone’s) head off

Do you know the English expression “to bite (someone’s) head off“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Bob: You look upset. What happened?

George: I just asked my boss for more details about the project and he bit my head off! He said I should know all the details!

Does it mean:

a) attack someone

b) annoy someone

c) speak to someone angrily

d) make someone angry

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) speak to someone angrily