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penny ante #1 (permalink) Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:15 am   penny ante
 

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ESL/EFL Test #413 "English Slang Idioms (153)", question 4

"I am tired of hearing these ......... ante concerns from you. I did not call this meeting to discuss how we are out of coffee filters again. I called this meeting to ask you for solutions because the company may be going out of business!" the manager yelled at the staff.

(a) little
(b) petty
(c) pretty
(d) minor

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #413 "English Slang Idioms (153)", answer 4

"I am tired of hearing these petty ante concerns from you. I did not call this meeting to discuss how we are out of coffee filters again. I called this meeting to ask you for solutions because the company may be going out of business!" the manager yelled at the staff.

Correct answer: (b) petty

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penny ante #2 (permalink) Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:43 am   penny ante
 

Maybe, but that wasn't offered as a choice!
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penny ante #3 (permalink) Mon Apr 05, 2010 0:00 am   penny ante
 

Yes, there's a typo in this question. It should be penny ante. This will be corrected right away.
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