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What does this mean: Sing for my supper?



 
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What does this mean: Sing for my supper? #1 (permalink) Fri Feb 26, 2010 20:55 pm   What does this mean: Sing for my supper?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #650 "English Slang Idioms (392)", question 8

"Amber told me that if I don't have the house clean by the time she gets home, she won't make dinner tonight. She's making me ......... for my supper!" Joe joked with his friend.

(a) scrub
(b) shift
(c) sweep
(d) sing

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #650 "English Slang Idioms (392)", answer 8

"Amber told me that if I don't have the house clean by the time she gets home, she won't make dinner tonight. She's making me sing for my supper!" Joe joked with his friend.

Correct answer: (d) sing
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...making one's sing...?

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What does this mean: Sing for my supper? #2 (permalink) Sat Feb 27, 2010 0:30 am   What does this mean: Sing for my supper?
 

That is not the idiom.

'Sing for one's supper' = perform in order to receive some favour.
'To make someone do something' = to coerce or force someone to do something.
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