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"So, you think that we should stop eating so much fast food and start cooking more meals at home too? I am glad that we are on the same wavelength. I think that we will feel much healthier if we cook more at home," Rob said to his wife.

Correct answer: (d) wavelength

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"We are going to have to put our plans to add another room onto our house on the shelf until we have more money in our savings account," Ben said to his roommate Bill.

Correct answer: (b) shelf

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"I am going to have to put my plans to travel on the backburner until I have more vacation days saved up. I only have six days at the moment and I want to be able to travel for at least two weeks," Jacob told his coworker and best friend.

Correct answer: (c) backburner

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"No, I am not here with Sarah. Our relationship is on the skids and we have parted ways for the time being," Barney told his friend Luke.

Correct answer: (b) on

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"We are taking care of Wes's dog on the sly at the moment until he gets back from his business trip. We are not allowed to have a dog in this apartment complex but we agreed to watch the dog for a week since it is unlikely we will be caught in that amount of time," Rex told Pat.

Correct answer: (c) sly

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"The name of the city official in charge of making sure that buildings adhere to the building codes is right on the tip of my tongue. I just talked to him last week. I am sorry. I can't remember his name right now but I will call you if I remember," Tina told Phil.

Correct answer: (d) tongue

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"Why can't you spend more time with your friend Max? He seems to be on the up and up and that's more than I can say for your other friends. Your other friends seem dishonest or like criminals to me," Steven said to his son.

Correct answer: (d) up

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"I wouldn't invite Randy. He quit drinking. He had a drinking problem for a while and is now on the wagon. He told me that he won't go to bars anymore so I don't think that we should call him," Jessie said to his other roommates.

Correct answer: (c) wagon

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"I am so mad at Jean right now. We were having a friendly debate about whether kids should have to wear uniforms at school and she got on her high horse and started quoting theories and statistics that she learned in college. She went to great pains to make me look stupid and uneducated in front of my new friends," Gina told Melissa.

Correct answer: (c) high

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"I have been traveling, non-stop, for the past two weeks and I feel like I am on my last legs. I am glad that I only have two more days of this," the business executive told the person next to him on the plane.

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