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"I don't know how to beat it into Joey's head that teenagers shouldn't drink. Do you have any suggestions?" Dick asked Alice.

Correct answer: (c) beat

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"We don't want to hang out with people who lie to their friends, so beat it!" Steve and Justine said to Max.

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The community was outraged when the burglar beat the rap on a technicality. The police had searched his van and his house, but they had only had a warrant for the house, and the stolen goods had been in the van.

Correct answer: (b) rap

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"The waterfall is off the beaten track a bit, but you can get to it without a truck. It's well worth seeing. I think you two should go," Tom said to Jill and Ben.

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"I'll tell you this-- digging ditches around here is no bed of roses. There are too many big rocks, and the soil is very hard," Joe told Ben.

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He had started lifting weights to beef up for the summer season. He didn't want to look like a skinny, wimpy kid in a bathing suit.

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"Why don't you go watch some TV, and before you know it, the pile of leaves you've been complaining about will be raked up and gone," Adam promised Rachel.

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"You're going to go to summer camp, so stop bellyaching about it. It's not optional," Larry told his son, Mike.

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"I'm sorry, guys. I don't have enough money to go on the trip anymore. I bet my boots on the football game on Sunday, and I lost. I'm broke until payday," Craig told Luke and Kyle.

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"In my opinion, your best bet on finding a wine-barrel planter is to go to Michael's Nursery. They have a lot of different things," Jim told Chris.

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