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Test incompl/inter-307, Question 8 #1 (permalink) Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:33 am   Test incompl/inter-307, Question 8
 

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ESL/EFL Test #307 "English Slang Idioms (29)", question 8

His manager is a regular ......... in arms. She looks like she is in her early 20's, and that seems extremely young for this position.

(a) lamb
(b) kid
(c) babe
(d) gal

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ESL/EFL Test #307 "English Slang Idioms (29)", answer 8

His manager is a regular babe in arms. She looks like she is in her early 20's, and that seems extremely young for this position.

Correct answer: (c) babe
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Could you explain why gal is not correct?

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Test incompl/inter-307, Question 8 #2 (permalink) Wed Sep 15, 2010 0:46 am   Test incompl/inter-307, Question 8
 

Hi Aiken,
"A babe in arms" is an inexperienced or naive person. This is a common expression/idiom.
But, 'gal in arms' is not and doesn't make sense here.
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