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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #1105: Idioms 7
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    Idioms 7

    - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    The members of NATO are gathering for an important meeting next month in Brussels.

    - Nota Bene - Latin for take notice or note well
    Our teacher told us to memorize the information in our text that is marked NB.

    - Old Age Pensioner
    At first I could not understand why I couldn't get the discount that was for OAPs only. Later I realized it was for senior citizens.

    - Overdose - on drugs
    The man died because of a drug OD.

    - Operating Room - in a hospital
    Before entering the OR the doctors carefully washed their hands.

    - Public Address System
    Every morning the children listened to the latest school information over the PA.

    - Politically Correct - language that is not harmful or insulting to others
    The university had a very strict policy that says that all material published in the school newspaper must be PC.

    - Physical Education
    My PE class was held indoors during the winter months.

    - Doctor of Philosophy
    After receiving his Phd in history my friend was able to get a job at a university.

    - Please Leave On - used when you want to leave something on a blackboard or whiteboard
    Although the teacher wrote PLO on the blackboard the information was erased during the lunch break.

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    1. In my firm, the boss organizes parties for s: they can meet their previous colleagues there.

    2. My brother Henry died of an . We didn't manage to help him. It's too late.

    3. - Important message. Please don't clean the whiteboard.

    4. I don't think that we can publish your article in your magazine. It is not .

    5. : 'to go' is an irregular verb. The correct form is: 'went'.

    6. is an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security.

    7. Sorry! You can't go into . The family is not allowed there.

    8. Great news! Listen to the ! The school will be closed tomorrow!

    9. Yes, I have a diploma in French literature - a .

    10. I don't like my course. The teacher is very good, but it's too tiring for me.

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