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English idiom
I don't like my boss. I want to tell him to take a hike.

Idiom definition
I don't like my boss. I want to tell him to leave.

Correct answer: (c) leave

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I feel like such a sucker. An acquaintance talked me into a pyramid scheme and I lost all of my savings.

Idiom definition
I feel like such a gullible person. An acquaintance talked me into a pyramid scheme and I lost all of my savings.

Correct answer: (a) gullible person

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When Tim was on vacation, he was taken for a lot of money at a hotel casino. He'll never learn.

Idiom definition
When Tim was on vacation, he lost a lot of money at a hotel casino. He'll never learn.

Correct answer: (b) lost

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English idiom
I've been at the office a lot lately. I'm just taking care of business.

Idiom definition
I've been at the office a lot lately. I'm just doing what I have to do.

Correct answer: (b) doing what I have to do

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Marcel just bought some new threads at that trendy store downtown.

Idiom definition
Marcel just bought some new clothes at that trendy store downtown.

Correct answer: (c) clothes

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English idiom
I got into an accident on the weekend and my car was totaled.

Idiom definition
I got into an accident on the weekend and my car was damaged beyond repair.

Correct answer: (a) damaged beyond repair

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We went to a flea market and everything was up for grabs at good prices.

Idiom definition
We went to a flea market and everything was up available at good prices.

Correct answer: (c) available

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I'm so tired of renovating. I just want to veg out tonight.

Idiom definition
I'm so tired of renovating. I just want to do nothing and relax tonight.

Correct answer: (a) do nothing and relax

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English idiom
I got a really good vibe from that guy. Let's call him again.

Idiom definition
I got a really good feeling from that guy. Let's call him again.

Correct answer: (c) feeling

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English idiom
Why do you always carry that wad around when everyone else uses debit cards these days?

Idiom definition
Why do you always carry that bundle of money around when everyone else uses debit cards these days?

Correct answer: (a) bundle of money

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