In stitches

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

Bella: Did you enjoy the comedy show last night?

John: It was great. I was in stitches the whole time.

Does it mean:

a) laugh a lot

b) laugh quietly

c) annoyed

d) confused

The answer is below! ↓

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Answer: a) laugh a lot

Elbow room

Do you know the English expression “elbow room“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Harrison: Hey, can you give me some elbow room? I can’t work in such a small space.

Dave: Sorry. I’ll move to the desk over there.

Does it mean:

a) space to put one’s elbows

b) put your elbows on the desk

c) space to move around in freely

d) a new room

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) space to move around in freely

A recipe for disaster!

Do you know the English expression “a recipe for disaster“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Olga: I heard that Mr Smith is going to be head of the sales department from April.

Gregor: Really? That sounds like a recipe for disaster! He doesn’t know anything about sales!

Does it mean:

a) likely to go well

b) likely to go badly

c) bad cooking

d) bad sales

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) likely to go badly

Have the guts (to do something)

Do you know the English expression “to have the guts (to do something)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Abigail: Why don’t you come parachuting with me at the weekend?

Dennis: Parachuting? No way! I don’t have the guts to jump out of a plane!

Does it mean:

a) have the courage to do something

b) have the intention of doing something

c) have the will to do something

d) want to do something

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) have the courage to do something