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TOEFL Vocab: English Idioms

Subjects : toefl, english, vocabulary
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Be dismissed from your job






2. Give something a new start






3. Be unacceptable






4. New






5. Dishonestly use your position to get money for yourself


6. Something that makes a good thing even better






7. Money in form of cash or notes - not a cheque or credit card






8. Has little or no value






9. Immediately






10. Cry a lot (informal)






11. Start to listen carefully






12. Understanding the importance of something






13. Come to a natural end






14. People that you don't know or think are not important






15. Something that happens only once






16. A debt that one owes someone for moral rather than financial reason






17. Become sensible/ reasonable






18. Argue violently all the time






19. Gained a better position - or more money - than before






20. Be extreme






21. Stop being lazy (very informal)






22. Recieve strong criticism






23. Take action to get something into a good condition






24. Use the power his (manager) position gives him to make them (employees) do something






25. To sneer; show disrespect






26. Become famous or respected for






27. Sleep (informal)


28. To immediately like something/someone






29. Doing something extremely well - better than they had hoped






30. Delay making a decision when they have to choose between two different options in a dispute






31. Understand something






32. Accept your low position within society without trying to improve it






33. Do something careless or stupid






34. A necessary part of an event or experience which cannot be avoided






35. Very angry






36. Control something firmly and effectively






37. To limit someone's freedom


38. Lose his job






39. Surprise them with something difficult or unpleasant to deal with






40. Hard - boring work






41. Failed completely






42. Suddenly understanding something






43. Pretend to be in a weaker or stronger position than is really the case






44. Very pleased with oneself (informal - usually collocates with 'look' - 'grin' or 'smile')






45. To be the most important or noticeable thing or person






46. Say something accidentally which upsets or embarrasses someone






47. Used informally to describe something the speaker finds very annoying






48. Remembering the past nostalgically






49. Enthusiasm for adventurous activities






50. Has just finished or sold all its supply