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English idiom
You want to know why I've got a bee in my bonnet?

Idiom definition
You want to know why I've got a problem on my mind?

Correct answer: (c) a problem on my mind

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English idiom
Yes, tell me about it. I'm all ears.

Idiom definition
Yes, tell me about it. I'm listening carefully.

Correct answer: (a) listening carefully

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English idiom
You remember I told you about that car that cost me an arm and a leg?

Idiom definition
You remember I told you about that car that cost me a huge amount of money?

Correct answer: (d) a huge amount of money

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English idiom
The one you bought from the man you called the big cheese?

Idiom definition
The one you bought from the man you called the man with the important job?

Correct answer: (b) the man with the important job

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English idiom
Well, he's not that at all. He's a bird brain.

Idiom definition
Well, he's not that at all. He's a fool.

Correct answer: (a) a fool

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English idiom
You mean he's a bad egg?

Idiom definition
You mean he's a dishonest person?

Correct answer: (d) a dishonest person

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Yes, exactly because the car is rubbish and I went round to his garage like a bull in a china shop in the show room.

Idiom definition
Yes, exactly because the car is rubbish and I went round to his garage knocking everything over in the show room.

Correct answer: (b) knocking everything over

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And when I reached his office I saw he was not really awake because he'd been having a cat nap.

Idiom definition
And when I reached his office I saw he was not really awake because he'd been having a short sleep.

Correct answer: (c) a short sleep

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English idiom
And really the only reason you were there was because you had a bone to pick with him?

Idiom definition
And really the only reason you were there was because you wanted to have an argument with him?

Correct answer: (d) you wanted to have an argument with him

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Yes, that's right. I got my money back and as a result I opened up a whole new can of worms because other people got their money back, too.

Idiom definition
Yes, that's right. I got my money back and as a result I exposed a lot of serious problems because other people got their money back, too.

Correct answer: (b) exposed a lot of serious problems

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