English Idioms 3

1. His father must (eliminate) fat from his diet because of his health.

cancel out
calm down
cut out
carry over


2. Let's (stop work) for today and come back tomorrow.

chip in
clear the air
call it quits
come across


3. I would like to buy a new car so I have begun to (economize) on my daily expenses.

 

come clean
count on
cut out
cut corners


4. You can (be sure of) her helping you with the cleaning.
cross out
count on
come up with
clear the air with


5. I had (an accident - almost but not really) this morning when my car almost hit a fence.

a cave in
a change of heart
a close call
clean slate


6. Working in an office is definitely (unsuitable for him).

In care of him
not his cup of tea
on credit
cut out


7. It finally (occured to me) that I had met him before at a party.
crossed my mind
cleared the decks
came clean
crosses out


8. He is (responsible for) buying equipment in his company.

creeping up on
in care of
caught short
in charge of


9. I was (unable to pay) when I went to the store so I went home to get some more money.

cut out
crossed my mind
caught short
on credit


10. She was very angry when she heard the news but now she has begun to (quiet down).

have the cheek to do something
calm down
cut corners
call it quits


11. The government minister was finally forced to (tell the truth) about the illegal funds.

call the shots
chew the fat
clear the decks
come clean


12. Everybody in the class (contributed money) to buy the food for the party.

came to the point
cut out
called their bluff
chipped in


13. She (thought of) a good idea for the sales convention.

caught up with
cut down to size
came up with
climbed up the wall


14. The tennis match (was canceled) because of the rain.

came clean
was called off
came to the point
crossed out


15. She has really (advanced) with her typing skills.

come a long way
cut down on
come to the point
carried through


16. He is (making the decisions) for the new project.

coming clean
calling the shots
cut out
calling up


17. He has begun to (use less) salt because of his health.

cash in on
carry out
cut down on
chew the fat on


18. I stopped to (rest for awhile) after climbing the stairs.
clear the air
catch my breath
come a long way
come clean


19. It was difficult to go to work during the (cold period).

cut corners
call off
cold spell
close call


20. They must talk in order to (remove their misunderstanding).

clear the decks
come a long way
cross their mind
clear the air


21. Whenever (he faces a great obstacle) he works hard to overcome his problems.

the chips are down
he calls it quits
he clears the air
he cuts the mustard