In tears

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

Sally: How did everyone react when they heard they were losing their jobs?

Neil: Most of them were in tears. It was a big shock for everyone.

Does it mean:

a) angry

b) shouting

c) crying

d) shocked

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Answer: c) crying

Neck and neck

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

Karl: Who leads your industry?

Bruce: Our two rivals are neck and neck. We are just behind.

Does it mean:

a) fighting

b) level

c) at the front

d) large

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Answer: b) level

 

Get sidetracked

Do you know the English expression “to get sidetracked“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Amy: How was the meeting?

Nathan: It was going OK until the boss got sidetracked by the sales figures for last year.

Does it mean:

a) get angry

b) do two things at once

c) become amused

d) get distracted

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Answer: d) get distracted

Come down with (something)

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

Lisa: How is Dave?

Mike: Not so good. He has come down with a cold.

Does it mean:

a) to die

b) to be hospitalized

c) to take medicine for something

d) to become ill with something

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Answer: d) to become ill with something

Tie the knot

Do you know the English expression “to tie the knot“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Heidi: I’m going to Hawaii next month. Have you ever been there?

Francis: No, I haven’t. But my colleagues tied the knot there.

Does it mean:

a) tie a rope

b) get married

c) have a good time

d) have an accident

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Answer: b) get married

Deep pockets

Do you know the English expression “to have deep pockets“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Emma: I heard your company is buying a new factory building. That must cost a lot of money.

Susan: Yes, it’s expensive, but the company has deep pockets.

Does it mean:

a) to have a lot of money

b to have no money

c) to have a loan

d) to have many bank accounts

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Answer: a) to have a lot of money