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ESL/EFL Test #329 "English Slang Idioms (50)", question 1

"Most high-school students have old cars, Kyle. You can buy a better one later, when you're making money yourself. You have to cut your ......... according to your cloth," his dad said.

(a) pants
(b) coat
(c) cushion
(d) drapes

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #329 "English Slang Idioms (50)", answer 1

"Most high-school students have old cars, Kyle. You can buy a better one later, when you're making money yourself. You have to cut your coat according to your cloth," his dad said.

Correct answer: (b) coat

Your answer was: incorrect
"Most high-school students have old cars, Kyle. You can buy a better one later, when you're making money yourself. You have to cut your drapes according to your cloth," his dad said.
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Does to cut one's coat according to one's cloth mean that one should spend money according
to his financial abilities,that's to say,to behave the way his abilities are at large?
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Test incompl/inter-329, User's Answer 1 #2 (permalink) Wed Sep 15, 2010 0:37 am   Test incompl/inter-329, User's Answer 1
 

Yes, you're right. Good job.
In other words, to only buy what you can afford.
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