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HOME > ENGLISH GRAMMAR EXERCISES > Articles with idioms 3

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ONLINE ENGLISH GRAMMAR QUIZ
topic: English articles with idioms 3 | level: Advanced

Idioms often have tricky usage of articles, so it's important to practice! Choose the correct (and most natural-sounding) response to complete each sentence:


1. I've gained a lot of weight in the past three months. I have to get back in _________________ shape soon!
  NO ARTICLE
  a
  the

2. When something is certain, you can say it's "_________________ safe bet".
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

3. She didn't let him come too close. = She kept him at _________________ arm's length.
  NO ARTICLE
  a
  the

4. When you're "at _________________ odds" with someone, it means you don't agree with that person (about something).
  a
  NO ARTICLE
  the

5. Don't let yourself be seen/heard too much. = Keep _________________ low profile.
  NO ARTICLE
  the
  a

6. My business is on _________________ up and up. = My business is doing well (becoming successful).
  a
  NO ARTICLE
  the

7. Hey, I'm not made of _________________ money! ( = I'm not so rich that I can buy anything I want)
  NO ARTICLE
  a
  the

8. To "turn _________________ blind eye" to something means to ignore it.
  the
  a
  NO ARTICLE

9. Our noisy neighbors really put _________________ damper on our vacation. ( = they ruined it, made it less enjoyable, etc.)
  the
  NO ARTICLE
  a

10. Don't keep me in _________________ dark. I want to know what's going on!
  the
  NO ARTICLE
  a


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