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Someone heart out to my husband: SYN calm sb down. I'm on your side in this matter. She always sides with my brother. She rubs. He poured said on this issue. Don't take sides the wrong way. I He must keep up outto me. Whose me up. That's easier his heart a coffee. Don't bottle for are you on? I'm dying his anger your feelings. Then circle the full idioms and phrasal verbs. He's incredibly upset. She dealt the cards out.

She stuck her tongue out. He zipped his jacket up. He doubled up in pain also be She took the skirt up. SYN double over. We propped the tree up. I screwed the letter up. She curled up on the sofa. I mopped up the spilt milk. Some of these phrasal verbs also have figurative meanings.

Example Meaning The business is in a bad state; we'll have to roll roll your sleeves up start doing a difficult or our sleeves up and get on with it. Judge Wallis dealt out tough penalties for people deal 5th out give a punishment to a person or driving without a licence.

SYN hand 5th out. The new Italian Prime Minister took up his post take 5th up start a new job or have a new at the weekend. The government is propping up the ailing car prop 5th up support sth that is in difficulty. Do you agree with that? SYN shore 5th up. When she sang, we curled up with curl up INF become very embarrassed. We just have a few things to mop up before mop 5th up complete or end sth by dealing with a signing the contracts.

S When you've rolled up the rug, it'll need hoovering D it can go in the lorry D. S If you screw up an exam, it means you make a mess of it. Write it in. What bad manners! S a The judge decided to out a heavy sentence for the robbery.

I've hurt my hand. I hope I can 2 We need to see all the photos at the same time, so you'll need to 3 This skirt's too short, but it's easy enough to 4 That document's really important - why on earth did you S There's a lot of work to be done, so it's time to 6 There's a lot of water on the floor. Could you 7 He was so weak he kept falling over.

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People Unit 5 1 Read the text, then answer the questions. It will be hot, difficult, and you're not sure what to expect.

You need people with imtiative, who will also work well as a team. Which four would you choose and why? And why wouldn't you choose the other six? Keep a similar meaning. STOP 3 They tried very hard to help us. SET 5 Call me if you need a sympathetic friend.

Unit 7 1 Complete the conversation. I'm amazed - they've been together for a couple of years, haven't they? DOM Yeah, but I think the 2 was pretty inevitable, actually. ANA Why's that? DOM Well, they've been going through a sticky 3 for a while now, and to be honest I don't think they're really 4 for each other. ANA Well, Graham's not an easy person.

He likes to please 5 what he does, and frankly, he's not the kind of guy to 6 someone halfway. DOM Exactly. I think Tina felt he'd 7 her around long enough, and in the end, she decided to walk 8 from the whole thing.

I don't blame her. Keep the meaning the same. He's going to have to Vl. It happened in the heat 2 It was money which caused them to disagree and argue so much. It was money which drove 3 It would be much nicer if you came alone. I'd far 4 They're just spending too much time together. They're just living in each 5 I hear they've decided to get married.

I hear they've decided to tie 6 I'd love to meet George Clooney. I'd give ReVIew: D b we just don't get on. D 2 He always makes a point of helping; a why is he so selfish?

D b why is he so kind to us? D 3 They started playing and left Michael out: D b that made him feel special. D 4 Dan backed me up because a he knew I was wrong. D b he knew I needed support. D 5 Service was on top of the main charges, a which made it more expensive. D b which wasn't so bad. D 6 They always close ranks when a there's an external threat.

D b they're higher up. D 7 She turned on me; a I had expected that. D b I hadn't expected that. D 8 They take Mum for granted, and a they shouldn't do that. D b she likes it. D 2 Rewrite the sentences using the correct form of the word in capitals.

Keep the same meaning. CAT Unit 9 1 Are you happy or unhappy about these situations? Write H or U.

He'd be too embarrassed to tell you this, but I think he's pretty much living on the breadline. Last week he had to fork out a lot of money on his car, which he badly needs, and next month he'll be even worse off when his rent goes up. The thing is, I don't think he's got much to fall back on. I know he desperately wants to pay his own way, but would you be willing to bail him out just this once, or at least have a word with him - without saying I'd spoken to you?

Love Tracey Glossary. SYN pay sth out. When my daughter left university, she said she'd soon be able to pay 1 her debts, and then she'd 2 much be able to pay her own 3. But things didn't work out like that. After she'd 4 out almost all her salary on rent, travel, and food, she was 5 off than before; and as she hadn't saved anything at university, she had nothing to 6 back on - nothing, that is, except her parents.

We were naturally the ones who had to 7 her out. Then decide if you agree with them. Write your answers in your notebook, or talk to another student. That's what families are for: Fast trading can be expensive. It's too late to put him off. Don 't put me off when I'm working.

My cousin is the complete opposite. Michelin -star restaurants don't come cheap, and when you splash out on expensive wines as well, a meal alone can cost an arm and a leg - and that's before he's even set foot inside the casino. As far as he's concerned, money's no object, and he can lose vast sums in a matter of seconds. Would I fancy living in the lap of luxury like him? No, not really. The books you ordered should arrive in a matter of days.

It was only a matter of minutes before he returned. Write T or F. Because she's got more money than 2 I'll bet that boat was expensive. Yes, it was. It cost an arm and a 3 Did you have to wait a long time?

I'm going to out on a luxury holiday in New York. Yes, they don't cheap. No, I've never foot in the place. Would you like to live in the lap of luxury? When was the last time you splashed out on something? What was it? He'd been living beyond his means and found himselfi n arrears with his rent. Then he lost his job and got caught up in a downward spiral that led to him becoming homeless.

His only real possession was a guitar, with which he managed to earn a bit of money from busking, but he was living from hand to mouth. He told me he knew of a room going cheap somewhere in Paddington, and ifhe could Just put aside a bit of money, he might be able to put down a deposit. Sadly though, the last I heard, Don had been arrested to r stealing. His prospects are not good to say the least, but it's the same old story for many people like him li ving on the streets.

PUT 5 This happens over and over again. You're not your usual self today. I felt like death warmed up when I woke up this morning. I had a splitting headache, and I thought I was going to throw up. I just keeled over and nearly passed out!

Poor you. Do you want something for your headache? I really hope I'm not coming down with flu. You'd better take things easy for a day or two. SYN black out. A rumour can also go round. What shall I take for it? What's the matter with him? Then write your answers in your notebook, or discuss with another student. What was wrong with you? After the operation Dad seemed to be on the mend , but he suddenly took a turn for the worse and started to go downhill. It was touch-and-go for a while, but the doctors reassured us that he would pull through.

He's doing OK now, touch wood , I woke up feeling out of sorts and my eyes were incredibly itchy. When I looked in the mirror, I saw that they had swollen up , and I also noticed I 'd come out in a rash on my neck. After a while, the swelling went down , but the rash has n't gone away.

I'd better see the doctor and get it checked out. Better safe than sorry Said in order to avoid bad luck; the speaker will often touch something made of wood when they say this.

Let's get some malaria tablets - better safe than sorry. Yes, you're right. Better safe than 2 Is the dog any better?

No, it downhill very quickly, and I'm afraid it died.

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Yes, just to be on the safe 4 Have you got over the operation? It started to up immediately. Probably nothing, but you'd better get it out. Yes, it can take ages for these things to go 8 I see the swelling on your arm has down now.

Yes, it's much better, thanks. Yes, but fortunately she's on the now. You pull over to help, but all they want is directions! You know the traffic is murder at thIS tllne of the day, and they want you to drop them off in the most difficult place.

Glossary ' , " '. It's only two miles from home to my office as the 1 flies, but the traffic in town is always 2 in the mornings, and everything moves at a 3 pace. I was 4 it fine on that morning as I had to 5 a neighbour off at the station before getting to work for an early meeting. In my Impatience 1 6 on the person front of me when I was trying to overtake. Unfortunately, a policeman saw what happened and 7 me down. I 8 over, worrying about what he'd say.

Luckily it was just a caution. Duncan feels that if the company can step up a gear, then a couple of years further down the road, who knows? They could be one of the biggest firms in the south west.

It's the end of the road for Ken's little corner shop now the supermarket has opened next door. The shop's barely ticking over, and at 70, poor Ken's running out of steam. Colin's gone off the rails recently and I've already given him one warning. I had enough problems with Rob last month, so I don't want to have to go down that road again with Colin. See spotlight. Early trains were powered by steam engines; this became a source of several idioms, such as run out of steam.

S They've moved up a gear. S What does a person go off when they start behaving wildly? They've given us 2 We won't take that course of action. We won't go 3 It will make us famous. It will put 4 We're finished as a company. Our company has reached S We're starting to work faster. We're stepping 6 We might feel differently in the future. Shall we grab a bite to eat? Would you like some more lasagne? It was delicious but I'm full up. She's on some strange diet. Gosh, that fish soup smells fabulous.

Aren't there any leftovers? How did you hear about this restaurant? What a great meal. Anyway, we'd better be going. I'll settle up. How was dinner?

ADJ mouth-watering. I could eat a horse! She eats like a horse. Cross it out and write the correct word. S I can't eat this toast - it's burnt to a chip! You may need more than one word. I'm 3 Did you eat everything up?

I think there are some 4 Do you advertise your restaurant? She eats 6 Shall we pay the bill? I'll 7 It's nearly lunchtime. She thinks the world of him; he'll have sb eating out of your hand make sb like have her eating out of his hand. If this plan fails, I'll have egg on have egg on your face be embarrassed because my face. My last job was hard enough but out of the frying pan, and into the fire used this one is awful- it's out of the to say that sb who was in a bad situation is now frying pan, into the fire!

That boy's a real couch potato! He'll never cope in that job. He's bite off more than you can chew try to do too bitten oH more than he can chew. She tells lies and then acts as if butter wouldn't melt in sb's mouth used to butter wouldn't melt in her mouth.

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I shouldn't have left her, but it's no cry over spilt milk waste time worrying about use crying over spilt milk. He's 65 but he's still full of beans. I worked really hard night after night. My teacher says It's all part of the learning process. I hope she's right. M A TTEI For a long time I did next to nothing, until my teacher told me one day that ifI didn't pull my socks up, I'd fail my English exams and then I'd have nothing to show for th ree or four years' studying.

So, I decided to turn over a new leaf. I really began to apply myself, and I'm pleased to say I've just passed my university exams with flying colours. My teacher's always telling me off for this, and says I should check my v"ork carefully as a matter of routine.

She's right, because ifI don't cut out the errors, I'll be marked down in the next exam. I went to the States three summers running , and that helped me a lot. Glossary ". You can also say that something goes over your head if you don't understand it. Write P or U. Then circle the whole idiom or phrasal verb.

I think they down for my spelling. If so, what for? If so, which ones? If necessary, have the courage to go it alone. Glossary , -: Then form complete idioms from the key words. In a couple more years, she' ll have enough experience to go It 8 if she wants to, but I know she has continued to 9 in with her old colleagues at Berwick's, so who knows where she' ll end up.

Do you disagree with any of it? Write your answers or talk to another student. People now just thmk of me as part of the furniture. I got the push from my first Job in a solicitor's office - my face didn't fit. Some would say it's a dead-end job, and it's true that it's not a career, but standing at a machine eight hours a day still takes some doing. You'll soon learn of the trade. SYN prop sth up. FALL 2 We survived because of the government.

WALL 5 A management downloadout emerged at the last possible moment. HOUR 6 Their future looks uncertain. BAIL 8 The company had withdrawn from the deal. PULL 2 Complete the text. The proposed management However, last night that deal was on the 6.

So, I decided to cut out the middleman and sell direct to the public. As it happens, I was in the right place at the right time because local street markets were gaining,in popularity, and my.

I ploughed the profits back into the company and expanded, and I'm proud to say that five years on, the company is still going strong. Cross out the words which are not necessary in the incorrect sentences.

Both answers may be correct. It is thought that DIY is lDaking a cOlDeback during the recession as people do up their own homes rather than bringing in the professionals. Also doing rather well is the bicycle manufacturer Raleigh. Bicycle sales had fallen offin recent decades, and after being in the doldruIns for a number of years, Raleigh had to sliIn down considerably.

However, they too are bucking the trend as more people give up their cars and opt for bicycles instead. The company is now hoping to branch out in an attempt to get new customers, as well as win back some old customers.

The firm had to slim down. Rising oil costs are eating into our profit. The dress I'd had in mind was perfect. I was pretty wound up by the time th e taxi called for me! First impressions: David appeared to have bags of confidence and was good fun. And rea lly handsome- I couldn't ta ke my eyes off him. What was the conversation like? The waitress came several times to take our order - we were chatting away quite happily and it was a long time before we got round to looking at the menu.

Will you meet again? We swapped phone numbers. As far as [ could tell, he seemed keen! David Preparation: This being a blind date, I wanted to make an impression , but I decided to keep it casual. When Luisa arrived at the restaurant she was a bu ndle of nerves. But she soon snapped out of it and started to enj oy herself. Luisa was shy at first but gradually came ou t of her shell and we talked about our friends, travelling, and the like. In fact, the time just flew by.

I've got her number, but I don't think romance is on the cards. If you wind sb up INF, you deliberately do or say sth to make them angry or upset. If you pick sb up, you go in your car to collect sb from their home or another place. SYN flash by. I couldn't look her in the eye. It was midnight before we knew it. I was a bit shocked, because when he pICked me all up at the station, he looked a complete mess, and as far as I could tell hllll, he was still wea ring the clothes he'd been gardening in and hadn't got him round to making himselfloo k presentable.

I can't say that the evening flew well by: He took me to the station and said he'd like to meet again. At that POlllt I couldn't look at him in the eye because for me another date was not on the playlllg cards. There are more words than you need. Dad said, 'the sky's the limit - you 're to have nothing but the best ' Mansa just wanted to get a wedding dress off the peg , but Mum wouldn 't hear of it, and she ended up In a handmade gown which nearly broke the bank.

The ceremony was beautiful and went off without a hitch Then, at the reception, It was Dad's big moment - he got up to propose a toast to Marisa and Glyn, and you could see he was speaking from the heart Unfortunately, though , his emotions got the better of him and we couldn't shut him up.

He went on and on about his beautiful little girl, then talked about Glyn in glowing terms , and ended up by saying how having grandchildren would be the icing on the cake! Poor Marlsa had her head in her hands at this point.

He finally had to stop when Mum broke down in tears , which was lucky because It was getting rather embarrassing! But actually, I think that speech really made Marisa's day. Sth that is off the shelf, e. You raise your glass to sb. If you speak in glowing terms about sb, you are singing their praises. Winning the cup made my day. It's not every day you go to a wedding. You may need to change the form of the words. It was lovely. If so, who, and to whom?

If so, whose? If so, who and why? If not, what happened? You're under no obligation to go, so if you're in any doubt, don't go.

Personally, I wouldn't be seen dead at one; It would Just bring out the worst in me. Then there's safety in numbers. It was a great chance for us all to catch up.

Go f or it! You've got nothing to lose. I wouldn't be seen dead I knew that I was under obligation to see him again, especially after 3 h ' way he'd behaved. But in the end I decided that I had to lose, and my 4 i tt' rs said, 'Look - what's the worst that can happen?

Go it! In the end, 6 I met him for dinner one evening and to my surprise, we had a of a time. It's Gemma - wow, she looks a million dollars! Look, I know we're aU pushing 40, but that outfit Marilee's wearing puts years on her. Don't look now, but that man over there is an ex- boyfriend of mine.

I was glad to see the back of him, I can tell you. Poor Clara - she used to be a model and now she's all skin and bones. I guess time just catches up with you!

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Look at Marco - he obviously keeps in trim. I wonder ifhe's married? Oh, he seems to be with Gemma. Maybe they're more than just good friends! INF be nearly 40, 50, etc. Compare with page It's Olivia! If so, what was it like? Or would you like to go to one in the future? Chelsea brushed aside a Liverpool team that was way below par, and should have won more easily than the score suggests. Lampard and Ballack gave Chelsea a lead, and although Liverpool hit back in the second half, they were never really in contention.

With Manchester United's game rained off last night, this win means that Chelsea have gained ground on the league leaders, but there is still a long way to go. We're on a par with Arsenal. Yes, but we back ten minutes later. No, he's on the 3 Do you think you'll win the title? I don't know. There's still a long to go.

No, I thought we were way below 5 Are they still playing tonight? No, it's been rained 6 Why aren't Coles and Low playing? The manager's gambling the younger players. PAR 2 The coach treated the comments as unimportant.

PAY 5 We're catching the league leaders. A win's a win, and now we're within striking distance of Man United: I think our manager's lost the plot: Glossary let sb off the hook INF allow sb to get out of a difficult situation. If something unpleasant or annoying eases off, it becomes less strong, e.

The rain is easing off. The pain will ease off soon. The conditions were terrible at the start of the game and they had a much bigger side, so we 1 off worse in the early exchanges. But the guys 2 deep and once the rain 3 off I felt we pretty much 4 our own.

In fact, in the second half, we were the ones going all 5 for the winning goal. Unfortunately it never came, and some people may say we let them off the 6 in the end. But I still thought it was a good performance, and if we win on Saturday we'll be within 7 distance of second place, so we're definitely still in the 8 for the title.

The time just flashed by and 1came away with a "vealth of ideas. You can give yourselves a pat on the back! I met some delegates who 1 I didn't see eye to eye with, but that's given me plenty of food for thought. Thanks from one very satisfied delegate!

Plus I got the chance to hear about the latest research, which had been my aim all along. You lined up some great speakers. I really appreciated the way they bridged the gap between theory and practice, and managed to cater for all sorts of participants. And the accommodation on the university campus was second to none. Instead, I sat through a terrible talk in the Great Hall ,..

And we needed wireless facility - it would be worth bearing in mind for next year. GI ossary ". SYN fly by. She sa id a number off the top of her head. H is talk was a bit off the wall. S If you say something off the top of your head, you do it without I after thinking carefully. S Did the time pass slowly or did it? B No, we don't really see to , unfortunately. B Yes, he's a great speaker, and he really his stuff. B Not yet. But it's hard to find someone who can for the interests of everyone in the audience.

B Fantastic! It was a great opportunity to ideas off each other. S A I thought my talk went OK. B It was far better than that - you should give yourself a on the back. B Let's hope they that in mind for next time. Circle the correct word, then write your answers in your notebook, or talk to another student.

S Did it give you food for thinking I thought? Events Unit 20 1 Complete the dialogues. Unit 21 , 1 Match with a-h. EYE cOI. TIP 2 I found the book by chance. SKIN 4 We made good use of that tin opener. COME 5 I got very tired. WEAR 6 The band were very popular. BOMB 7 We can manage with two assistants instead of three. D 5 Mai was a bag of nerves at first, but later she a came out of her she". But anyway, Andy 3 me up at the station, and we went straight to the restaurant that he'd booked. He was quite attractive and had 4 of confidence too.

He talked a lot to start with, but then he was good at asking questions, and I started to come out of my 5. In fact, he was very easy to talk to - we 6 away for hours and the time just 7 by.

We swapped mobile numbers and he said he'd ring. Yeah, I reckon a second date is on the 9 Unit 23 1 Complete the crossword. She's exceedingly thin. BACK 5 We're not in a romantic relationship. GOOD 6 I would never go to that place. DEAD 7 A day on the beach is as good as anything. The game was rained 2 We still have a chance of winning. We are still in 3 We're getting closer. We're gaining 4 We weren't very good today. Today we were below 5 We tried a new system but it didn't work.

We tried a new system but it didn't pay 6 We allowed them to get out of that situation. We let them off the 7 In the second half, we didn't try as hard. In the second half, we eased 8 He doesn't know what he's doing. He's lost the Unit 26 1 Complete the conversation. City Hall was excellent.

My only criticism is that the sessions were a bit short and time just seemed to 3 by. I felt we 4 out on the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the sessions and 5 ideas off one another. And one or two of the talks were maybe a bit academic; they didn't 6 the gap between theory and practice very successfully. Still, I learnt a lot of new stuff - I just don't read enough these days.

I certainly 8 away with some interesting new ideas. So, all in all, a good conference. You will find one of the words for each idiom in the box. The comments were made off the record, and colleagues feel they have been blown out of proportion.

However, Aldred is a household name, and any comments that could stir up controversy and cast doubt on the integrity of the BBC would be very damaging.

Friends hope the incident will quickly blow over, but critics argue that the BBC has been left with no option. LEAK 6 People will soon forget about the incident. BLOW 7 She made it seem much worse than it was. B Opinions about the press 'Newspapers print all sorts of allegations, many of then untrue, but mud sticks, and the unfortunate victims bear the brunt of if 'Some newspaper stories may not ring true, but generally journalists go to great lengths to check their facts and ensure their stories are accurate: If you will go to any lengths to do sth , you are so determined to achieve sth that you would act in an extreme way if necessary.

SYN come to light. SYN go too far. Mud sticks. There 's no smoke without fife. Write S or D. They'll go to any lengths to find out. They've overstepped the mark.

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I have bad feelings about it. S The facts will come out in the open. The facts will come to light. If it weren't for John, we wouldn't know it. No, they'll sweep it 6 Do you believe what they're saying?

No, it doesn't ring 7 Who has suffered the most criticism? Well, Amelia's borne the of it. Yes, he went to great to discover the truth. What's In the news? The two were lying in wait for the owner, Rob Hadley, when he returned to the shop shortly after 2 p. Mr Hadley was held at gunpoint while the men took money from the till and the flat above the shop.

They made off with the money along Ship Street and escaped across the common. Mr Hadley said he was stunned by the attack. A police spokesperson, Ann Tandy, said they were stepping up their campaign to get guns off the streets in the wake of the robbery. Sometimes both answers may be logical. S They're having a crackdown on shopping I gambling. Early yesterday morning the police received a tip-off about a robbery at the post office in Denton. They were 1 in wait for the robbers when they arrived on the scene, and caught them as they attempted to 2 off with the money.

Both men were charged with robbery and being in 3 of an illegal firearm. One of the police officers said that in the 4 of several robberies in the area, they had been on the 5 for these two men, and their arrest was a further success in their campaign to 6 down on armed robbery in the area. Business is on the up.

The protesters made their way along the river to St John's Square, calling on the government to bring an end to poverty and injustice. Many local businesses had boarded up their premises amid fears of attack.

Despite threats of violence beforehand, however, the march was allowed to go ahead. In the event, it passed off quite peacefully, although a smaller protest by about fifty demonstrators was broken up by the police, and a number of arrests were made.

Glossary turnout the number of people who attend an event. SYN go off. How many were at the march? What was the? Let's forces on this.

They their way towards the square. The wi ndows were S Will the protest still take place? Will the protest still? In the ,we lost. The police up the protest. They were from all of 2 Complete the dialogues. S Was the turnout as you expected? We definitely got our message across; we can't back down now. VVe're pressing ahead with plans for further marches, which could pave the way for a coordinated international campaign. We organIzed a sit-in in front of the embassy, but the police broke it up.

The police cordoned off part of the square and ordered us to stay there for reasons of safety. In fact, we were just being fenced in so that the press couldn't talk to us. The authorities shut down our website, but we managed to spread the word by phone. SYN hem sb in. You may need to spread the word, i.

The opposite is to keep sth to yourself, i. Both answers may be possible, but have a different meaning. S I don't think the protesters can back down on 1 press ahead with this issue.

BACK 2 Don't tell anyone about it. KEEP 3 We will certainly proceed with our plans. PAVE 8 It's very hard to explain what we mean. In a speech in Dover, he claimed that the Opposition's tax policies didn't add up, and that they were plucking numbers out of the air. Meanwhile, the Opposition were trying to capitalize on the latest bad unemployment figures.

They also talked up the latest opinion-poll figures, which now put them neck and neck with the government. His story doesn't add up. The government came under 1 once again this morning, this time from doctors who feel it has been 2 off the mark in reacting to the recent outbreak of swine flu.

One doctor summed up the feelings of many when he said that the government was good at talking 3 its response and making it sound fine, but the truth was somewhat different. But in the 4 analysis, it all 5 down to money. The figures given by the government are just 6 out of the air, and it isn't ready to spend the necessary amount.

Some were claiming the newspaper revelations had been a long overdue wake-up call, and several MPs were quoted as saying it was an opportunity for parliament to put its house in order.

However, one senior government figure was not giving an inch. He said journalists had been t'o o quick to jump on the bandwagon, and that MPs who had not broken any rules deserved to be given the benefit of the doubt. But with the press having a field day, this story is likely to run and run, and it doesn't bode well for parliament's languishing reputation.

Metaphorically, it is an event that makes you realize there is a problem that must be tackled as above. S They want him to change his mind but he won't move I give an inch. You will find one of the words for each idiom or phrasal verb in the box. S The attack was a for us to take the terrorists seriously. What 's in the news? Opponents of the scheme believe the town can ill afford to lose an area of natural beauty, and a bypass will just open the floodgates to further development.

The council remain adamant that there is a crying need for the bypass to keep traffic out of the town centre, and they say they cannot free up any other land.

Council leader Val Moran believes the protesters are out of step with the majority, and says the council will stand firm and press on with the new road. McCarthy M. English Books Daily pinned post 20 Feb English Books Daily pinned post 26 Dec Idiom s More from this series: English Books Daily pinned post 16 Apr English Books Daily pinned post 1 Dec English Books Daily pinned post 21 Oct Oxford Dictionary of Idioms.

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