Gap-Fill Exercise

Complete the conversations with an idiom from the list, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!

spill the beans - get side-tracked - turn a blind eye - miss one's deadline - get the sack - brand new - give someone the cold shoulder - not have a clue - beside the point - left-wing - right-wing

1. A: I'll get up early. My essay is due by noon.
B: Yes, you don't want to .
2. A: Who wrote the lyrics to that 1943 song?
B: 1943? I .
3. A: I can't tell you - it's a secret.
B: Oh go on! !
4. A: I'm sick and tired of her behaviour!
B: It's not that bad! Can't you just ?
5. A: I know I stole the money, but I'm usually honest!
B: That's completely .
6. A: Was he friendly?
B: Not at all. He .
7. A: Sorry, but I lost the coat that you lent me.
B: Oh no! It was !
8. A: That politician's a liberal, isn't she?
B: Yes, she's definitely .
9. A: What if I can't fix the machine?
B: It's your job. If you can't do it, you'll .
10. A: Then he changed the subject and we wasted twenty minutes.
B: I know, He's always .