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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #101116: Expressions
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    Expressions


     


    Idioms
     to thumb a lift
     to keep one’s fingers crossed
     to have green fingers (UK) / to have a green thumb (US)

     

     at hand: near in time or space

    When I read an English book I always have a dictionary at hand.

     to shake hands

      

     to raise a hand

     to give a hand

    Will somebody give me a hand?

     hand over fist

                    

     On the stock exchange you can win or lose money hand over fist.
     

    On the one hand ... on the other hand

                                   

    On the one hand I'd like to go for a walk,
    on the other hand I have a lot of work to do.






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    1.
     
     This man is holding the Earth in the  of his hand.

    2.
     
    Boxing was originally nothing more than a fight between two opponents.

     

    3.
    Here is the best way to have good handwriting:

    Hold the pencil between the tip of the  and the tip of the forefinger
    and rest it against the side of the .
    4.
      Some people are in the habit of cracking their . It can be a nervous habit caused by stress.
    5.
     
    The policeman caught the robber and slipped a pair of handcuffs around his .
    6.
     
     grow at a rate of 3mm per month. It takes 6 months for them to grow
    from the root to the free edge.
    7.
    After a match, all tennis players hands over the tennis net.

     

    8.

    When the teacher asks a question, some pupils  their hands and the teacher 
    chooses one pupil to answer.
    9.
    I wonder whether I'll give up my job or not.
      On the one hand, it pays well, but on the , it is exhausting.

     

    10.
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    When David has trouble with his homework, I  him a hand.

     









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