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English idiom
You must have lost your marbles if you're seriously considering buying that house.

Idiom definition
You must be crazy if you're seriously considering buying that house.

Correct answer: (b) be crazy

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English idiom
If you don't mind me saying so I think you're a bit over the top, aren't you?

Idiom definition
If you don't mind me saying so I think you're exaggerating a bit, aren't you?

Correct answer: (a) you're exaggerating a bit

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English idiom
All right then if you like I'll put my cards on the table.

Idiom definition
All right then if you like I'll tell you my honest opinion.

Correct answer: (d) I'll tell you my honest opinion

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English idiom
I'd appreciate that. Go on, I'm all ears.

Idiom definition
I'd appreciate that. Go on, I am listening very carefully.

Correct answer: (b) I am listening very carefully

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English idiom
Well in the first place all the windows are broken, which is a real pain in the neck.

Idiom definition
Well in the first place all the windows are broken, which is a serious problem.

Correct answer: (c) a serious problem

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English idiom
Yes, I agree but at the same time it's not the end of the world.

Idiom definition
Yes, I agree but at the same time it's not worth worrying about.

Correct answer: (a) worth worrying about

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English idiom
Then of course there is that huge crack in one of the outer walls, that'll cost you an arm and a leg to repair.

Idiom definition
Then of course there is that huge crack in one of the outer walls, that'll cost you a lot of money to repair.

Correct answer: (d) a lot of money

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You have a point but then I can deal with that in the fullness of time.

Idiom definition
You have a point but then I can deal with that eventually.

Correct answer: (b) eventually

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English idiom
Finally there's one thing you can't just sweep under the carpet and that is the missing roof!

Idiom definition
Finally there's one thing you can't just ignore and that is the missing roof!

Correct answer: (c) ignore

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I can see there are no flies on you but you must admit it is very cheap.

Idiom definition
I can see you're not stupid but you must admit it is very cheap.

Correct answer: (d) you're not stupid

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