Complete the 12 Idioms

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.
Spanner
Nail
Cat
Stone
 
 
While I was waiting for the doctor, I chewed the ______ with one of waiting patients
Fat
Air
Tongue
Time
 
 
"I'll just tighten this, close the cover and ______ your uncle, it's fixed!"
Bob's
Call
Bill's
Bop
 
 
After Lisa _______ some things off her mother, she made her decision.
Bounced
Got
Took
Rebound
 
 
This tree is ancient, it's as old as the _________
Hills
Earth
Mountains
Stars
 
 
After Michelle's __________ compliment, Jenny only felt worse
Left-handed
Bottom
Backwards
Uppity
 
 
"Seems like Patrick is trying to _____ the ocean again with his newest crazy idea..."
Boil
Oil
Salt
Dry
 
 
When faced with danger, brave Mary was always the one to ______ the cat
Bell
Face
Poke
Pet
 
 
Hanson knew his excuses would cut no _______ with his parents
Ice
Rice
Space
Meat
 
 
"My gosh, Martha, I haven't seen you in _______ years!"
Donkey's
Turtle's
Lion's
Owl's
 
 
Nelson couldn't get Ysabel out of his _______, he just kept thinking about her.
System
Cloud
Memory
Brains
 
 
"Jose has been in the _________ for months now, he needs to get help!"
Doldrums
Trees
Clouds
Grody
 
Shall We Try Again?
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