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Proficiency idioms and examples

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4. Idioms

1.  all along = from the beginning,

2.  all but = nearly, almost

3.  all in = exhausted,

4.  all in all = when everything is considered

5.  all the same = yet, however

6.  all told = altogether

7.  be the apple of sb’s eye = to be very precious to sb,

8.  be up in arms =to be very angry

9.  for all =in spite of,

10. for all I care = I don’t care

11. for all I know =as far as I know,

12. in the act of = while performing the act

13. in the air = (1) uncertain, (2) spreading about,

14. make allowances for = to take weaknesses etc. into consideration

15. make amends for = to try to counteract a past action,

16. of all people = used to express annoyance/ surprise

17. on account of = because of,

18. on no account = under/in no circumstances

19. on the air = broadcasting (opposite : off the air),

20. on the alert = watchful and prepared

21. take into account = consider sth,

22. on this/that account = for this/that reason

23. whet sb’s appetite = to make sb eager to have/ experience more,

24. above board = honest

25. bark up the wrong tree = to make a mistake

 

Please fill in the blanks with the right word to form the right idiom.

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1. The guards are always on the [alert]for the prisoners.

2. I just need a little more time; I assure you, I’ve all [but] finished.

3. Mr president you are already [on] the air you may start your speech.

4. He has worked very hard in his life, all the [same] I don’t think he’s made a lot of money.

5. There’s been an earthquake in Turkey, so on this[ account] we won’t go on holiday there.

6. For [all] his hard work at school, he didn’t get good marks.

7. The deal we are going to make is very significant; on no [account] must you be absent.

8. I was sure that you knew the truth. [all]along.

9. Please [take]into account that he is a disable child, so you should try to help

him as much as you can.

10. I saw the new film and all in [all] I think that it wasn’t worth watching it.

11. My son’s future is still up in the [air] ,he hasn’t decided yet whether  to

study medicine or law.

12. He told me he was a lawyer but for all I [know] ,he was probably an ex-prisoner.

13. I wasn’t able to go to my work yesterday, on [account] of my headache.

14. I’ve been working very hard all day and I feel[all]in now.

15. The students and the minister of education are up in [arms] about the new law.

16. I never expected you of all [people] to lie to me about this matter.

17. There is a talk in the [air] of a sudden crash in the stock market.

18. Do whatever you want, for all I [care] is to leave me alone.

19. Don’t hold secrets from me, let’s talk about everything to [clear]the air.

20. All [told] there were 20 students in the class, but in the end of the school year

there were only 10 left.