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Does it mean that you better leave Mark alone and don't bother him?



 
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Does it mean that you better leave Mark alone and don't bother him? #1 (permalink) Thu Jun 10, 2010 17:21 pm   Does it mean that you better leave Mark alone and don't bother him?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #698 "English Slang Idioms (440)", question 10

"You'd better give Mark a ......... berth today. He's in a really grouchy mood," Vanessa said to Jacky at work.

(a) big
(b) wide
(c) broad
(d) large

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #698 "English Slang Idioms (440)", answer 10

"You'd better give Mark a wide berth today. He's in a really grouchy mood," Vanessa said to Jacky at work.

Correct answer: (b) wide

Your answer was: correct
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Does it mean that you better leave Mark alone and don't bother him?

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Test incompl/inter-698, User's Answer 10 #2 (permalink) Thu Jun 10, 2010 17:32 pm   Test incompl/inter-698, User's Answer 10
 

That's essentially what it means.

—Idiom
8.
give a wide berth to, to shun; remain discreetly away from
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Does it mean that you better leave Mark alone and don't bother him? #3 (permalink) Thu Jun 10, 2010 17:35 pm   Does it mean that you better leave Mark alone and don't bother him?
 

Hi Geo777,
Yes, that's what it means (as an idiom) in this sentence. Great job.
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Does it mean that you better leave Mark alone and don't bother him? #4 (permalink) Thu Jun 10, 2010 17:41 pm   Does it mean that you better leave Mark alone and don't bother him?
 

Hi Linda and Mordant,

Thank you for your reply.
English idoms are very interesting and I like them a lot.
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