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Phrase: "What are you on about?" #1 (permalink) Fri Sep 15, 2006 17:17 pm   Phrase: "What are you on about?"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #211 "What Comes Next? (5)", question 5

You look a little confused. Do you know .........?

(a) what I'm on about
(b) what I'm off about
(c) what I'm under about
(d) what I'm in about

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #211 "What Comes Next? (5)", answer 5

You look a little confused. Do you know what I'm on about?

Correct answer: (a) what I'm on about
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Phrase: "What are you on about?" #2 (permalink) Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:44 am   Phrase: "What are you on about?"
 

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We are asking which phrase makes sense in the blank. Of the four answers (a,b,c,d), only what I'm on about makes sense-- to be on about is an idiom meaning to be talking about intensely or at length. The other phrases have no meaning; their prepositions are wrong.
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Phrase: "What are you on about?" #3 (permalink) Wed Dec 07, 2011 13:46 pm   Phrase: "What are you on about?"
 

to be talking about at length- what does it mean?

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Phrase: "What are you on about?" #4 (permalink) Wed Dec 07, 2011 14:42 pm   Phrase: "What are you on about?"
 

Talking about for a long time and/or in detail.
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