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It's no good worrying about that now because the damage is done and it's no good crying over spilled milk.

Correct answer: (d) milk

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It really is a crying shame that after all that money has been spent, the project is now being abandoned.

Correct answer: (b) shame

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As a child she would burst into tears at every problem and so she soon got known as a regular crybaby at school.

Correct answer: (c) crybaby

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It really was a large and spacious garden but it cried out for something colourful to be planted.

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We had great hopes of being able to invite the distinguished writer to our meeting but he cried off at the last moment.

Correct answer: (d) off

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For crying out loud how many times do I have to tell you how to work that machine?

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I'm all in favour of ambition but I think when he says he'll be a millionaire by the time he's 25, he's simply crying for the moon.

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The trouble is that he's cried wolf so often that now he's in real trouble, nobody believes him.

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George is now 70 and he reckons that working conditions for the average office clerk today are a far cry from when he first started work.

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There was a noisy crowd of about a dozen people in full cry chasing after the child who'd stolen an apple from the fruit market.

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