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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #108623: Colloquialism, assonances and alliterations
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    Colloquialism, assonances and alliterations

    Higgledy-piggledy (adverb)   :   in a messy way , without any order

    Hoity toity (adj ): snobbish , haughty

    Tit for tat (noun or adjective)  : a repartee, an act of retaliation

    By hook or by crook : by any possible  method, even if one does not want it

    Chit chat (noun)  : small talk , casual conversation

    Hush-hush (adj).  : confidential , secret

    Pell-mell  (adverb ): in a confused  way or manner

    Trick or  treat :    at Halloween

    Flip-flops  (noun) : rubber sandals used at the seaside

    Shipshape (adj) : tidy , in good order. 

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    1. In the Old Testament there are lots of acts of revenge performed in the name of Divine Justice.
    2. Charles Dickens had a love affair with 18 –year-old Nelly Ternan.
    3. John's very untidy: his clothes always lie on the floor .
    4. In the past there were lots of people in England that snubbed whomever was not upper class.
    5. I can't stand him wearing to dinner. It's an act of impoliteness.
    6. As she waited for her in-laws' visit, she would always keep her flat .
    7. The students were running in the school yard when the Principal appeared.
    8. Do not protest: you'll have to do your homework .
    9. I can't stand : I do prefer talking about more serious topics like politics.
    10. sing children on Guy Fawkes' night.

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