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Don't take any wooden nickels #1 (permalink) Fri Sep 17, 2010 16:54 pm   Don't take any wooden nickels
 

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ESL/EFL Test #336 "English Slang Idioms (57)", question 2

"You know he's going to try to take advantage of you. Don't take any ......... nickels, Jane -- we didn't raise a fool," her father said.

(a) wooden
(b) rubber
(c) copper
(d) tin

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #336 "English Slang Idioms (57)", answer 2

"You know he's going to try to take advantage of you. Don't take any wooden nickels, Jane -- we didn't raise a fool," her father said.

Correct answer: (a) wooden

Your answer was: incorrect
"You know he's going to try to take advantage of you. Don't take any copper nickels, Jane -- we didn't raise a fool," her father said.
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Don't take any wooden nickels #2 (permalink) Fri Sep 17, 2010 19:53 pm   Don't take any wooden nickels
 

Yes, it means that you should be wary about being cheated or tricked in some way.
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Don't take any wooden nickels #3 (permalink) Mon Feb 28, 2011 15:37 pm   Don't take any wooden nickels
 

Hello Linda,

I would like ask you: do nickels mean here coins of 5 cents ?
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Don't take any wooden nickels #4 (permalink) Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:04 am   Don't take any wooden nickels
 

Yes, that's right, Kati.
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