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English idiom
I give you my word it will never happen again.

Idiom definition
I promise it will never happen again.

Correct answer: (c) promise

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She had to eat her words when it turned out that she had chosen the wrong horse in the race.

Idiom definition
She had to admit she was wrong when it turned out that she had chosen the wrong horse in the race.

Correct answer: (d) admit she was wrong

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English idiom
They had words last night so be prepared for miserable faces this morning.

Idiom definition
They quarrelled last night so be prepared for miserable faces this morning.

Correct answer: (c) quarrelled

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You can always rely on that company because they keep their word whatever happens.

Idiom definition
You can always rely on that company because they do what they say whatever happens.

Correct answer: (b) do what they say

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English idiom
They spend very little on advertising and tend to get new work through word of mouth.

Idiom definition
They spend very little on advertising and tend to get new work through recommendation.

Correct answer: (a) recommendation

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You can see that he's deeply in love with her because he hangs on her every word.

Idiom definition
You can see that he's deeply in love with her because he listens eagerly to everything she says.

Correct answer: (b) listens eagerly to everything she says

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From the word go we could tell at the interview she was the ideal candidate for the job.

Idiom definition
Straightaway we could tell at the interview she was the ideal candidate for the job.

Correct answer: (c) Straightaway

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Remember as soon as you feel able to continue with walk, say the word.

Idiom definition
Remember as soon as you feel able to continue with walk, let me know.

Correct answer: (a) let me know

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I can only repeat that I want you to wait until Tuesday before you tell her, remember mum's the word.

Idiom definition
I can only repeat that I want you to wait until Tuesday before you tell her, remember don't say anything.

Correct answer: (c) don't say anything

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I couldn't agree with you more, to be honest you've taken the words out of my mouth.

Idiom definition
I couldn't agree with you more, to be honest you've said what I wanted to say.

Correct answer: (b) said what I wanted to say

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