Leave no stone unturned

Do you know the English expression “to leave no stone unturned“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Sasha: Did you find the documents you were looking for?

Mike: I’m still looking. But don’t worry, I will leave no stone unturned.

Does it mean:

a) do everything you can to find something or solve a problem

b) do everything you can to prove that someone stole something

c) turn over stones in the garden

d) uncover secrets

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Answer: a) do everything you can to find something or solve a problem

Set (something) up

Do you know the English expression “to set (something) up” or “to set up (something)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Andrew: I heard that Grace has set up her own business.

Vera: Yes, she set it up a few months ago. It’s doing quite well.

Does it mean:

a) finish something

b) start something

c) take responsibility for something

d) repeat something

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Answer: b) start something

Get out of (something)

Do you know the English expression “to get out of (something)” or “to get out of (doing something)“?

Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Kylie: I’m going to try to get out of tennis practice tonight. I’m too tired to go.

Nathan: How are you going to get out of going to tennis practice? You have a match at the weekend!

Kylie: I’m going to tell the coach I’m sick.

Does it mean:

a) to try to do something

b) to avoid something you want to do

c) to avoid something you should do

d) to do something difficult

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Answer: c) to avoid something you should do

 

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

Grow apart

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

Joanne: I heard that you and John broke up. What happened?

Ruby: Nothing happened. Over the years we just grew apart. So we thought it was best for both of us if we broke up.

Joanne: A lot of couples grow apart after they have been together for a while.

Does it mean:

a) develop different personalities

b) grow wrongly

c) become distant

d) argue a lot

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Answer: c) become distant