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Left high and dry #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 22, 2005 21:44 pm   Left high and dry
 

Test No. incompl/advan-67 "Dry as you like", question 6

We all set out together early in the morning in different cars but ours broke down and nobody bothered to look for us so we were left ......... and dry.

(a) up
(b) top
(c) on
(d) high

Test No. incompl/advan-67 "Dry as you like", answer 6

We all set out together early in the morning in different cars but ours broke down and nobody bothered to look for us so we were left high and dry.

Correct answer: (d) high

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Left high and dry #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 22, 2005 23:38 pm   Left high and dry
 

If you are left high and dry, you are cannot move any more.

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