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Idiom: take eggs for money



 
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Idiom: take eggs for money #1 (permalink) Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:20 am   Idiom: take eggs for money
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #22 "Egg expressions", question 9

We all advised him to make sure he got payment and didn't take eggs for money.

(a) accept just a note for money
(b) accept just a business card for money
(c) accept just an invoice for money
(d) just a handshake for money

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #22 "Egg expressions", answer 9

We all advised him to make sure he got payment and didn't accept just an invoice for money.

Correct answer: (c) accept just an invoice for money

Your answer was: incorrect
We all advised him to make sure he got payment and didn't accept just a note for money.
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Hi,

I was not familiar with the idiom but it reminded me of barter. Why eggs (real) = an invoice (virtual)?

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Idiom: take eggs for money #2 (permalink) Wed Dec 13, 2006 21:36 pm   Idiom: take eggs for money
 

Mea Culpa Haihao. I made a mistake when entering Alan's test into our database. The correct answer must read 'accept a promise of money' and will be online tomorrow.

Many thanks for pointing out this out!

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Idiom: take eggs for money #3 (permalink) Thu Dec 14, 2006 23:34 pm   Idiom: take eggs for money
 

This reminds me of the Jack and the Beanstalk story.
Maybe the idiom should be don?t accept magic beans for money.
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