On edge

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

Emily: What’s wrong with you today? You seem like you are on edge.

Christina: I am. I’m waiting for my test results. They are due to come today.

Does it mean:

a) be on the edge of something

b) be nervous or anxious

c) be terrified

d) be energetic

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Answer: b) be nervous or anxious

Get away with (something)

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

Zoe: Harry called the teacher a bad name in class today.

Lorraine: Did the teacher scold him?

Zoe: No, he got away with it because the teacher didn’t hear him.

Does it mean:

a) do something bad

b) have a second chance

c) do something twice

d) escape punishment

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Answer: d) escape punishment

Make sense

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

Vladimir: What do you think about the sales figures the boss showed us in the meeting before?

Fran: They didn’t make sense! He must have combined the data from last year with the data from this year.

Does it mean:

a) be wrong

b) be sensible or logical

c) be high

d) make something up

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Answer: b) be sensible or logical

Stay in

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

Martin: What are you doing on Friday night? A few of us are going to the pub. Do you want to join us?

Barrie: I think I’ll stay in. I’ve had a tough week at work.

Does it mean:

a) stay at home

b) refuse to go out

c) stay at work

d) stay in once place

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Answer: a) stay at home