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"dry behind the ears" #1 (permalink) Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:07 am   "dry behind the ears"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #461 "English Slang Idioms (203)", question 7

"Luke is a very good employee and has a great work ethic. He isn't completely ......... behind the ears yet though, if you know what I mean," Steve told Terry.

(a) hairy
(b) present
(c) wet
(d) dry

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ESL/EFL Test #461 "English Slang Idioms (203)", answer 7

"Luke is a very good employee and has a great work ethic. He isn't completely dry behind the ears yet though, if you know what I mean," Steve told Terry.

Correct answer: (d) dry

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"dry behind the ears" #2 (permalink) Sat Feb 20, 2010 13:07 pm   "dry behind the ears"
 

Both.
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"dry behind the ears" #3 (permalink) Tue Feb 23, 2010 14:40 pm   "dry behind the ears"
 

Germans also might say: Luke still has some egg scales behind his ears.

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"dry behind the ears" #4 (permalink) Tue Feb 23, 2010 18:31 pm   "dry behind the ears"
 

Thank you honey.
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