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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #97040: Expressions and newspapers
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    Expressions and newspapers

         * To hit the headlines : to be featured in the news suddenly. 

         *  A general outcry : people show their disapproval .

         * To be in a right/fine/great mess : to be in an embarrassing situation

         * To live from hand to mouth : to have just enough money to live and nothing else. 

         *  To do a walkabout : to walk shaking hands in the crowd. 

         *  To snowball :when a rumour grows like a snowball rolling down a hill.

         * (Just) the tip of the iceberg : the problem or difficulty is only a small part of a bigger problem

         * To stick to your guns : to refuse to change what you are saying or doing, to remain loyal. 

         * To hold all the aces : to have all the advantages to win, to succeed in doing something. 

         * To step into the breach : to do someone else's work when they are unable to do it.

         * To blow something up out of all proportion : to exaggerate a problem or issue. 

         * to blow hot and cold : to change your mind frequently about whether you like something or someone

         * To throw in the towel : to give up, to stop the fight.

         * To grind to a halt : to be stopped.

         * pie in the sky : unrealistic promises or expectations.

         * It's a free-for-all : a noisy fight, a brawl. 

         * To add fuel to the fire : to make a bad situation worse by your actions.

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    1. He 's the protagonist of The Summit Meeting and he to make a success !

    2. You've made a terrible decision and now there are going to be consequences! In other words, you are in !

    3. For Bastille Day, our President did on the Champs-Elysées.

    4. The mayor to explain the reasons for the new urbanization plans.

    5. There was against the austerity measures.

    6. The rumour on the social networks.

    7. The negotiations between the two foreign countries .

    8. Nobody supports his plan on the future airport : he has decided !

    9. According to the statistics, more and more people are and need help!

    10. His words by the television journalists.

    11. The recent acts of violence in that area show us only . I think they are hiding the real problem from us.

    12. The Prime Minister is and nobody will make him change his mind.

    13. Yesterday, there was among the members of the National Assembly!

    14. This is just another example of more unrealistic promises!

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