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Test incompl/inter-331, User's Answer 2 #1 (permalink) Tue Sep 14, 2010 21:18 pm   Test incompl/inter-331, User's Answer 2
 

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ESL/EFL Test #331 "English Slang Idioms (52)", question 2

He knew that the only way to get his next promotion would be to wear dead man's .......... His boss was showing no signs of wanting to retire.

(a) hopes
(b) clothes
(c) shrouds
(d) shoes

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ESL/EFL Test #331 "English Slang Idioms (52)", answer 2

He knew that the only way to get his next promotion would be to wear dead man's shoes. His boss was showing no signs of wanting to retire.

Correct answer: (d) shoes

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Test incompl/inter-331, User's Answer 2 #2 (permalink) Wed Sep 15, 2010 0:25 am   Test incompl/inter-331, User's Answer 2
 

Not really. It means that in order to advance or get promoted, someone has to die because the likelihood of anyone retiring or quitting is slim to none.
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