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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #6385: Expressions/Animals
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Animals | Idioms [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Animals (video) - Animals - Animals & insects - Animals and pictures - Animals - Vocabulary: animal noises/sounds - Wild animals - Birds II (Idioms)
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    IDIOM 1: "to take the bull by the horns"
    -> MEANING: to take decisive action and not worry about the results
    -> EXAMPLE: My aunt decided to take the bull by the horns and begin preparations for the family reunion.


    IDIOM 2: "monkey business"
    -> MEANING: unethical or bad activity, mischief
    -> EXAMPLE: He should stop that monkey business and try to do the job the correct way.


    IDIOM 3: "one`s bark is worse than one`s bite"
    -> MEANING: someone`s words are worse than their action
    -> EXAMPLE: You shouldn`t worry about her. Her bark is worse than her bite and she is really a very nice person.


    IDIOM 4: "horse of a different color"
    -> MEANING: something totally separate and different
    -> EXAMPLE: Moving to a new location is a horse of a different color. It was never mentioned in any of our meetings.

    IDIOM 5: "to badger someone"
    -> MEANING: to get someone to do something by repeated questions or by bothering them
    -> EXAMPLE: I always have to badger my friend in order to make him return my computer game software.

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    1. 'I can't support Harry any longer. He should stop all that , or he will be fired.'

    2. 'Tom was very angry. Don't worry. He didn't mean what he said to you. .'

    3. 'What are you saying? We will now sell cars, instead of houses! Selling cars is !'

    4. 'I'm fed up! Give it to me now! I always have to you to get my records back!'

    5. 'I don't know how our boss will react. But I must and phone this company now to get our money back.

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