By the skin of (one’s) teeth

Do you know the English expression “by the skin of (one’s) teeth“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Russell: How did you get on in your English exam?

Toshi: I passed by the skin of my teeth. I was lucky!

Does it mean:

a) by a narrow margin

b) by a wide margin

c) have skin on one’s teeth

d) do something well when you have toothache

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) by a narrow margin

Treacherous

Do you know the adjective “treacherous“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

David: How are the roads?

Steve: They are treacherous. There is ice everywhere. You should take care going home.

Does it mean:

a) dangerous

b) smooth

c) crowded

d) empty

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Answer: a) dangerous

Lethargic

Do you know the adjective “lethargic“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Vince: Are you OK? You have been working on that short report all morning.

John: I’m feeling lethargic. Maybe I need some coffee.

Does it mean:

a) energetic

b) hungry

c) thirsty

d) lacking energy

The answer is below!

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Answer: d) lacking energy

Despise

Do you know the verb “to despise“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Katrina: I despise people who hurt animals.

Natalie: So do I. If I see someone treating an animal badly, I get really angry.

Does it mean:

a) like

b) hate

c) watch

d) admire

The answer is below!

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Answer: b) hate

Light-headed

Do you know the expression “to feel light-headed“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Doctor: What are your symptoms?

Eddie: I have been feeling light-headed since this morning, and I have a blocked nose.

Doctor: Hmm…it sounds like you have a cold.

Does it mean:

a) stupid

b) dizzy and faint

c) unconscious

d) weak

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) dizzy and faint