ENGLISH VOCABULARY PRACTICE: Idioms using 'to pull'
LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced


Write the letter of the word(s) that best complete(s) each sentence:

a - pull a fast one
b - pull a muscle
c - pull out all the stops
d - pull no punches
e - pull the wool over your eyes
f - pull some strings
g - pull a gun
h - pull your weight
i - pull yourself together
j - pull the plug on

1. I'll see if I can . ( = utilize my connections) to get you that job.

2. There's no use crying. You just have to . ( = regain your composure) and discuss this with her.

3. I was afraid he was going to on me, but he just took out his wallet.

4. Don't let them . ( = Don't let them fool/trick you.)

5. He tried to ( = play a trick) on me, but I didn't fall for it.

6. The state government plans to ( = get rid of/ end) these programs.

7. When you're a member of a team, it's important that you try to . ( = do your share of the work)

8. Jim wanted to ( = go all-out/use all the resources at his disposal) for his daughter's wedding.

9. I told him he would if he continued exercising so intensely.

10. Remember to when you criticize him. = Don't hold anything back when you criticize him.






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