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"I had to get some more coffee during my afternoon break. I was starting to run out of steam," Laurie said to Linda.

Correct answer: (b) run

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Jack knew that he should go for a run. Running helped him blow off steam after an aggravating day in the office.

Correct answer: (c) steam

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Sally knew that Hank had sabotaged her project by giving her incorrect statistics underestimating the expenses the firm would incur in getting it started.

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I really messed with his sacred cow when I said that guns should not be sold or owned anywhere in America.

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Just two more minutes and he'd be saved by the bell. Then he wouldn't have to hand in his report until next Monday.

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It is considered important by many in America to teach teenagers about safe sex.

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I know the company wants to find a scapegoat, but I had nothing to do with that project at all. They will obviously have to find someone else.

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"Break a leg!" John said as his sister went up the stairs to give her performance.

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He knew that investigating Jim was a shot in the dark, but he had to try something.

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The lawyer took a cheap shot at the defendant, hoping that it would make him mad enough to blurt out what she wanted to know.

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