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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #115323: Idioms and Proverbs with Proper Names
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    Idioms and Proverbs with Proper Names


     Jack-of-all-trades  :  someone that  can  do  many  different  jobs

     A Dear John  letter :  a  letter written  to  put  an  abrupt  end  to a  relationship

     The  real  McCoy  (slang) :   any  genuine,  authentic  thing,  not  an  imitation

      Before  you   could  say  Jack Robinson :  very quickly

     To live  the  life of Riley : to  live  in a   thoughtless  way because  you  are  rich

     To   keep  up with  the Joneses:  to  want  what  your  richer  neighbours  have  or  can  afford

     Mr. Right (fem.: Miss Right ) :  the  person  whom everyone  would  like  to  marry:  the  perfect  match

     Murphy's  law:  anything that  can  go  wrong,   will  go wrong

     For  Pete's  sake :   !  :  a phrase  that  expresses  surprise or  impatience

    We are even Steven :   to be  on  equal terms  with someone ,  it's  an  expression  used  when  someone  has  paid  back  an old  debt

     As happy as Larry :  extremely happy 

     Hobson's  choice :  not  to have  an  alternative


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    1. I don't like this cheap wine : what I want is the .

    2. The burglars escaped at the arrival of the police before you could say .

    3. My cousin Bob can do all sorts of jobs,he fixes everything. He's a real .

    4. After he won 100,000 pounds at the lottery he began to live the .

    5. Peter and Rose Brown can hardly make ends meet, nevertheless they try to.

    6. After so many unfortunate affairs, she's finally met her : they're going to be married soon.

    7. One of the screws is missing: without it I can't fix up the mike. It's !

    8. For stop making those horrible cracking noises !

    9. This is all the money you lent me. We are now.

    10. Julia could do nothing but accept the proposal : it was .

    11. After I gave the child my brand new trainers, he went away .

    12. After being engaged for 4 years, she sent him a and left him for good.

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