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Test incompl/inter-292, Question 9 #1 (permalink) Wed Nov 04, 2015 15:57 pm   Test incompl/inter-292, Question 9
 

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ESL/EFL Test #292 "English Slang Idioms (14)", question 9

"That raise you want is just a(n) ......... in the sky, James. It's not going to happen," Jill said.

(a) angel
(b) pie
(c) dream
(d) cloud

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #292 "English Slang Idioms (14)", answer 9

"That raise you want is just a(n) pie in the sky, James. It's not going to happen," Jill said.

Correct answer: (b) pie
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is 'a' necessary here? I have found the meaning without it.
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Test incompl/inter-292, Question 9 #2 (permalink) Wed Nov 04, 2015 16:58 pm   Test incompl/inter-292, Question 9
 

I would not use 'a' there.

It's just pie in the sky...
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