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"draw a bead" #1 (permalink) Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:29 am   "draw a bead"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #459 "English Slang Idioms (201)", question 2

He had worked hard through college and earned perfect grades as a result. Now, he had ......... a bead on Harvard Law School and was waiting to take the entrance exam.

(a) painted
(b) drawn
(c) glued
(d) drenched

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #459 "English Slang Idioms (201)", answer 2

He had worked hard through college and earned perfect grades as a result. Now, he had drawn a bead on Harvard Law School and was waiting to take the entrance exam.

Correct answer: (b) drawn

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Could someone please explain this expression?
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"draw a bead" #2 (permalink) Sat Feb 20, 2010 13:08 pm   "draw a bead"
 

He had made it his main order of importance. He was determined to succeed.
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