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D A Matter of Idioms : There are many idioms that talk about animals , plants and numbers . Choose the correct meaning for the idioms in bold . 1 . This is a dog-eat-dog world . a . Only the strongest succeed . b . Some dogs eat other dogs . c . The world is full of wild dogs . 2 . I was really angry that he let the cat out of the bag . a . The cat ran away . b . He told my secret . c . He understood what would happen . 3 . Although he didn’t stop yelling at her , she remained as cool as a cucumber . a . She looked green . b . She was calm . c . She got sick . 4 . Don’t let the grass grow beneath your feet . Get it done now . a . Don’t walk on the grass . b . Don’t spend time on the grass . c . Don’t waste time . 5 . The apple of my eye just walked in . a . My favorite person b . A part of my eye c . A person selling apples 6 . He was surprised that the lovely shirt cost peanuts . a . It was so cheap . b . It was paid for with peanuts . c . It was so expensive . E Which of the idioms in exercise D did you like best ? Which of them has a positive meaning ? Which of them has a negative meaning ? F In your notebook , complete the following sentences with the correct idiom from exercise D . 1 . I can’t live without her . She is ...... . 2 . Don’t ...... , or they will make the decision for you . 3 . How does he know ? You probably ...... . 4 . I know it cost a lot , but tell everyone that it ...... . 5 . I thought she would be upset , but she was ...... . 6 . I thought they would like the fact that I was patient and polite , but this is a ...... world .

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