Idioms make our language more interesting and more colorful while helping to put a visual image on all kinds of hard-to-explain situations, feelings and ideals. How well do you know your idioms? Do you remember enough of them to be able to meet our challenge? Then help us complete these 12 incomplete idioms!
David really threw a ______ in the works when he made that mistake.
While I was waiting for the doctor, I chewed the ______ with one of waiting patients
"I'll just tighten this, close the cover and ______ your uncle, it's fixed!"
After Lisa _______ some things off her mother, she made her decision.
This tree is ancient, it's as old as the _________
After Michelle's __________ compliment, Jenny only felt worse
"Seems like Patrick is trying to _____ the ocean again with his newest crazy idea..."
When faced with danger, brave Mary was always the one to ______ the cat
Hanson knew his excuses would cut no _______ with his parents
"My gosh, Martha, I haven't seen you in _______ years!"
Nelson couldn't get Ysabel out of his _______, he just kept thinking about her.
"Jose has been in the _________ for months now, he needs to get help!"
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