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He has a lot of money, but he's got deep pockets and short arms. He hasn't given one dollar to charity or research.

Correct answer: (c) short

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I asked her to make a spreadsheet of our expenses, but she just looked at me like a deer in the headlights. She listed Microsoft Excel on her resume, but I am not so sure she's familiar with it.

Correct answer: (d) headlights

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"I asked Frank if he'd be able to get the support from his team to make this happen, and he promised that he could deliver the goods," Ned said to Clarissa.

Correct answer: (a) deliver

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He would give up the demon weed soon. He had smoked cigarettes for 20 years, and they were killing him.

Correct answer: (c) demon

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I hope Paul finds a job this summer. It will keep him out of trouble. You know what they say: "Idle hands are the devil's tools".

Correct answer: (c) hands

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"I know you aren't worried about typos on the forms, but the devil's in the details. These mistakes can cost our customers a lot of money," the boss told the customer service team.

Correct answer: (d) details

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He rides that dirt bike 'way too fast. His devil-may-care attitude is going to get him hurt badly one day.

Correct answer: (a) care

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"I know you don't like the decision, but the die is cast. You're just going to have to live with it," Melanie told Jeff.

Correct answer: (c) die

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I did well in college algebra classes, but calculus is a whole different kettle of fish.

Correct answer: (b) kettle

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He didn't like how his neighbors had decorated their house. The colors were ugly, but "Different strokes for different folks," he thought.

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