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I'm suspicious really because at the back of my mind I don't trust them.

Correct answer: (b) mind

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He said he'd read my funny story and had laughed twice, which was a sort of back handed compliment.

Correct answer: (d) handed

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She was a very famous film star some 40 years ago but now she's regarded as unimportant — a sort of back number.

Correct answer: (c) number

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He's having trouble with his mother-in-law because she likes to control everything rather like a backseat driver.

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Where we live is a sort of backwater because nobody here knows what's going on in the world.

Correct answer: (d) water

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She's the sort of person who can't bear being secretive and will never talk about you behind your back.

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There's still some way to go with this latest project but I think we've broken the back of it.

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I've lived here all my life and know every single road and street like the back of my hand.

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Poor woman since she got knocked down by a car, she's been flat on her back.

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He's one of those irritating people who manages within a few minutes of meeting someone to put their back up.

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