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Test incompl/inter-289, User's Answer 5 #1 (permalink) Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:40 am   Test incompl/inter-289, User's Answer 5
 

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ESL/EFL Test #289 "English Slang Idioms (11)", question 5

He thought he would get the promotion on Monday. "Knock on .........," he said to himself.

(a) doors
(b) head
(c) down
(d) wood

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ESL/EFL Test #289 "English Slang Idioms (11)", answer 5

He thought he would get the promotion on Monday. "Knock on wood," he said to himself.

Correct answer: (d) wood

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He thought he would get the promotion on Monday. "Knock on doors," he said to himself.
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Test incompl/inter-289, User's Answer 5 #2 (permalink) Wed Sep 01, 2010 16:00 pm   Test incompl/inter-289, User's Answer 5
 

Knock on wood is an expression that's used when someone hopes that a good thing will continue to take place after he/she has just talked about it.
People also use it when they don't want to tempt fate after bragging or boasting about something.
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