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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #118914: Vocabulary: idioms: emotions 2
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    Vocabulary: idioms: emotions 2


     


    Some idioms are full of imagery to express feelings and emotions. We studied a few of them in test. In this lesson, you'll be given a few more. They are very often used in daily conversation. 


             To get bent out of shape

           = to lose one's temper

          "He's beside himself"

            = To be very angry... 

               To be cheesed off

                 = (slang) idem.

                

                 To be corked up

               = to control oneself

             To be cut to the quick

         = cut to the sensitive flesh

       To have a lump in your throat

        = symptom of strong emotions

                

                 To get things flat

               = to clarify things 

          To get somebody's goat

        = to lose one's temper

                   To get the axe

                   = to get fired


    and others...

                       

                 To have cold feet

              =to be nervous, upset

            To get off the ground

              = to start a process

                To get the better of stg

               = to get an advantage over 

                     

                 To have the jitters

                  = to feel uneasy

              To give the game away

                = reveal a secret

                    To give it a rest

                   = Stop it ! 

                               

                        The glass ceiling

            = the discrimination of minorities

                     To go haywire

                 = to be out of control

                     To go overboard

                     = to overdo something


         

         To be saddled with debt

            = Crushed by debt

             To take a rain check

    =to postpone/ reschedule

     Nothing ventured, nothing gained! 

       = You have to take risks to succeed...


    There we are... You'll now have to make (easy!  ) choices: I give you the FORCE for help!  



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    1. When Martin knew that Josie had left with his best friend, at first he was and then completely crushed.


    2. Guy was sure he was going to be the next employee in our office, and he was really worried.


    3. Seeing my daughter dressed as a bride gave me so that I couldn’t say anything.


    4. I really don’t understand how she could lack enthusiasm and when she was given such an opportunity.


    5. Just before delivering the speech for the whole group, Jimmy realised he had and couldn’t utter a single word.


    6. David for his kids’ first Christmas in France and buried them under presents...


    7. Of course you should take a few risks... Remember that they say « ... »


    8. The eight-hour-time difference and I fell asleep when I should have been wide awake and active.


    9. « Sorry, but I’ll have to on going out tonight... I’ll work to get ready for my exam instead.


    10. She was fed up bumping against preventing her from progressing in the company and finally resigned.










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