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TOEFL Power Idioms

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■181019fri■Fill in the blanks.

306 He has a weakness for alcoholic drinks. Tobe more exact, he drinks like a [ fish ].  ( is a heavy drinker )

307 We all tend to seek the company of those whse tastes or interests are [ similar ] to our own.  (like or the same as )

 ■181018thu■Fill in the blanks.

304 It's pretty cold outside, but children shouldn't remain within [ d-oor ]s all day long.  ( in the house )

305 We don't know anything about the result of the investigation because it was held behind closed [ d-oor ] s.  (with unauthorized persons excluded )

■181017wed■Fill in the blanks.

302 He entered the building. People in the office [ w-ent ] [ on ] with their work as if nothing had happened.  (continued )

303 If you really repent those follies you have committed so far, I don't think it is too late for you to turn over a new [ leaf ] and lead a better lifer from now.  ( make a new and better start )

■181016tue■Fill in the blanks.

300 It never [ o-ccured ] [ to ] me that he attended the conference on your behalf.  (came into my mind )

301 After getting their bags, they were immediately [ off ] to the parking lot.  (left...for )

■181015mon■Fill in the blanks.

297 When I [ look ] back upon my childhood, I always think of the village festival.  (recollect )

299 Her parents wouldn't [ a-pprove ] of her marriage to that good-for-nothing fellow.  (consent to )

■181014sun■■Fill in the blanks.

295 We all [ look ] up [ to ] him as our capable leader.  ( respect )

296 None of us participated in the game. We just [ l-ooked ] [ on ].  ( watched )

 

■181013sat■Fill in the blanks.

293 We soon found that the climate there didn't [ a-gree ] with me.  (suit )

294 He is very arrogant and [ looked ] upon every one who differs with him as a fool.  ( regards...as… )

■181012fri■Fill in the blanks.

291 His cordial letter [ added ] to our pleasure of accepting the invitation.   ( increased )

292 It [ a-dmits ] of no doubt.  (has no room for any )

■181011thu■Fill in the blanks.

289 They all [ ac-cused ] me [ of ] the wrong-doing, of which I can prove myself to be innocent.  ( blamed me for )

290 There's no [ account ]ing [for ] tastes.  ( We can't explain why people have different tastes)

■181010wed■Fill in the blanks.

287 Don't on [ any ] [ a-ccount ] go to bed with the electric heater on.  (for any reason)

288 He does not write anything in a straightforward style; so try to [ read ] between the [ lines ]. ( discover the hidden meaning )

■181009tue■ill in the blanks.

285 He is the kind of person who feels great satisfaction at making a show [ of ] his wealth.  ( boastfully displaying )

286 I can't speak Frenchwell, [ let ] alone German.  ( much less; not to mention )

■181008monFill in the blanks.

283 He shouted [ at ] the top of his voice.  ( as loudly as he could )

284 She prides herself [ on ] being able to read French books with ease.  (is proud of; takes pride in )

■181007sun■Fill in the blanks.

281 He has just [ d-isposed ] of his collection of coins.  ( has just got rid of )

282 I set a high [ v-alue ] on his advice and took it.  (had a high opinion of )

■181006sat■Fill in the blanks.

279 The committee was [ o-pposed ] to the proposal and it was turned down.  (did not agree to )

280 I think he is well [ v-ersed ] in English lierature, and his lecture is worth attending.  ( well informed about )

■18105friFill in the blanks.

277 He was so incompetent that finally he was [ r-elieved ] of his post.  (dismissed from )

278 The steamer is [ due ] in Kobe tmorrow morning.  (is expected to arrive )

■181004thu■Fill in the blanks.

275 I cannot say for [ c-ertain ] when the delayed train will pull in.  ( with complete confidence )

276 I have no [ p-atience ] with such meanness.  (cannot put up with; cannot tolerate )

■181003wed■

273 She [p-ut ] [ on ] an air of innocence though we had a lot of evidence against it.  (pretended to be innocent )

274 The dog did not move until his master went out of [ sight ].  (disappeared )

■181002tue■

271 If this weather keeps on, we will go [ in ] for extramural activities.  (take part in)

272 What [ is ] worse, he always persists in his errors.  (To make matters worse )


■181001monFill in the blanks.

269 The time is [ d-rawing ] near when he will have to leave his home.  (approaching )

270 As you can easily imagine, there is no short [ cut ] to the mastery of a foreign language.  ( easy way to master )

■180930sun■Fill in the blanks.

267 You should put a little money aside for a [ rainy ] day.  (a day of misfortune )

268 The woman [ d-id ] away [ with ] her bag by throwing it into the river.  (disposed of )

■180929sat

265 Children keep telling each other that Christmas is just [ around ] the [c-orner ].  (near at hand )

266 Existentialists maintain that man can [ c-ount ] on nothing.  (depend on )

■180928fri■Fill in the blanks.

263  It is up [ to ] you to decide how much we pay for their services.  (depends upon you )

264 They asked me whether I could do anything about it, but it was, as you know, [ out ] of the [q-uestion ].  ( impossible )

■180927thu■Fill in the blanks.

261 In which bookstore did you come [ across ] this book.?  (find...unexpectedly)

262 The committee agreed to [ set ] the man free.  (emancipate  )


■180926wed■Fill in the blanks.

259 We two have this in [ common ], for we cannot afford to buy another.  (are sharing…)

260 The Bible says, "It came to [pass ]. "  (happened )

■180925tueFill in the blanks.

257 We are very much [ c-oncerned ] about your health. I think you have been drinking and smoking too much.  (are...worried about )

258 They argued for hours but finally came to [ t-erms].  (reach an accord )

■180924monFill in the blanks.

245 I don't know how long it will take to get [ t-hrough ] with my work.  (finish )

256 Does any one of you have a good [ c-ommand ] of English?  (have fluency and skill in )

 

■180923sunFill in the blanks.

253 You will have to speak a little bit louder. He is [ hard ] [ of ] hearing.  (rather deaf )

254 We attacked the enemy [ under ] [ c-ver ] of darkness.  (take advantage of )

■180922satFill in the blanks.

251 He was well [ aware ] that she was immensely intelligent and gifted.  (knew well )

252 Don't forget  to [ post ] my letter on your way to to the bus stop.  (Remember to )

■180921fri■Fill in the blanks.

249 I made the [ a-cquaintance ] of Mr. Wilson in London.  (got to know )
250 He did nothing else [ but ] laugh.  (He only laughed )


■180920thu■Fill in the blanks.

246 Taken  [ by ] [s-urprise ], he lost his presence of mind.  ( since he was surprised )

248 Since he was [ l-ost ] [ in ] thought, he did not notice me.  (was thinking hard )

■180919wed■Fill in the blanks.

244 When he was introduced to her, he was at a  [ loss ]  for words.  (did not know how to express himself )

245 The man saved the drowning child at the [ c-ost ] of his own life.   (sacrificing)

■180918tue■Fill in the blanks. [ ….. ]

242 As far as I am concerned, the steps you suggested  [ leaves ]  nothing to be desired.  (are so perfect that no improvement on them is needed)

243 To  [ do ] him justice, we must say he is a dreamer. ( If we are to have a just opinion of him )

■180916mon■Fill in the blanks.

240 George was in  [ charge ]  of the office while his boss was away.  (managed )

241 Your money could be put to good  [ use ]  instead of being left idle in the bank.   (used for a good purpose )

■180916sun■Fill in the blanks.

238 The anthropologist  [ brought ]  to light a few surprising facts.  (revealed )

239 How did it  [ come ]  about that you were alone in the house?  (happen )

Fill in the blanks. ■180915sat■

236 This young girl  [ gets ]  [ rid ] of her clothes when they are not completely worn out.  (throws away )

237 How did the pictures of you  [ t-urn ]  out?  (result )

 

Fill in the blanks. 180914fri

234 Ken [ fell ] [ in ] love with the girl of his dream.  (be attracted)

235 The flickering light  [ went]  out as we stole in.  (ceased burning)


Fill in the blanks. ■180913thu

232 Susie  [ w-ent ]  on knitting as is nothing had happened when her husband shouted at her angrily. (continued) 

233 " [ How]  come?" he said somewhat derisively.  (Why? )

Fill in the blanks. 180912wed

230 The magazine  [ came ]  out semi-monthly.  (is put out)

231 Do you think your dreams will  [ come ]  [ true ] some day?  ( be realized )

Fill in the blanks. 180911tue

228 I came into  [ contact ]  with lots of people from all walks of life.  (mingled with; met)

229 He said he would get  [ in ]  [ t-ouch ] with you as soon as he returned from America.  (contact)

Fill in the blanks. 180910mon

226 What has  [ become ] of your son since he left ten years ago?  (happened to)

227 How did she  [ come ] by so much money? (get)

Fill in the blanks. 180909sun

224 He is a very cynical person and always  [ f-inding ] [ fault ] with my behavior.  (criticizes)

225 The term "frontier" has been  [ e-ndowed ] with a new meaning in the United States.  (has been given)

Fill in the blanks. 180908sat

222 David  [ c-an't ] [ have ] [ said ] such a silly thing. (I don't believe that David said such a silly thing)

223 I didn't go out until I had  [ d-one ] with my work.  (had completed)

Fill in the blanks. 180907fri

220 The war  [ r-esulted ] from the economic rivalries between the two nations. (started as a result of)

221 It is not  [ in ] my power to help those poor people. ( I am unable to; I am not in a position to)

Fill in the blanks. 180906thu

213  I called him various [ names ], but he did [ nothing ] [ but ] smile.   (insulted him in various abusive manners/ only smiled)

 

219 The change of air [ did ] him good. (benefited him)

Fill in the blanks. 180905wed

211  So long as you tried your best, it [ m-atters ] little which school you went to.  (is of little importance)

212  I won't stay that late in such bad weather, if I can [ help ] it.   (if I don't have to)

Fill in the blanks. 180904tue

209  When I got off the bus I caught [ sight ] of Dr. Smith walking arm in arm with his wife.    (saw)

210 He asked her to help him, but she turned her [ b-ack ] on him.   (ignored)

Fill in the blanks. 180718wed

207  [ By ] the [ way ], did you see him on your way home?  (Incidentally)

208  It's very hard to [ figure ] out what he said on that occasion.   (understand)

 

Fill in the blanks. 180717tue

205  How many of the boys [ s-howed ] up?   (turned up ; appeared )

206  It [ w-ould ] [ be ] better for you to try to arrive at the appointed time.  (You had better )

Fill in the blanks. 180716mon

203  In [ case ] he shows up by seven tonight, tell him to wait.    ( If )

204  How many mistakes did your teacher [ pointed ] out in your essay?   ( indicate )

Fill in the blanks. 180715sun

200  He is burning the [ ….. ] at both ends by working eleven hours every day.  (exhausting himself )

201  We [ e-….. ] in the conversation for hours.  (involved ourselves in )

Fill in the blanks. 180714sat

198  I have every Friday [ off ].  (don't have to work on Fridays )

199  I want you to look [ over ] these exercises before I give them to my teacher.  (examine)

Fill in the blanks. 180713fri

196  It's hard for such a shy girl to [ ….. ]friends easily.  (win friends )

197  The clock was [ ….. ] of [ o ….. ] and we didn't know what time it was.  (not working condition )

Fill in the blanks. 180712thu

194  Please sit down and [ make ] yourself at [h-ome ].  ( be comfortable )

195  The pedestrian must [ keep ] to the right side of the street.   (remain on ]


Fill in the blanks. 180711wed

192  I could not find [ it ] in my [ h-eart ] to lave my son there alone.  (was not inclined to )

193  He is really in narrow circumstances, but he manages to keep [ up ] appearances.  (maintain an outward show to hide the fact )

Fill in the blanks. 180710tue

190  The sudden appearance of the enemy put us to [ f-light ].  (made us flee )

191  Whould you [do ] me a [ favor ]?  ( I have something I want you to help me with)



Fill in the blanks. 180709mon

188  She didn't succeed in passing the entrance examination to that college, and it really [ b-roke ] her.  (made her really sad )

189  Let us resume reading where we left [ off ] last week.  (stopped)

Fill in the blanks. 180708sun

186  When I got home, I gave her a [ r-ing].  (telephoned her)

187  NBC here [ stands ] for nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.  ( means )

Fill in the blanks. 180707sat

184  The moon had sunk and a bright morning was breaking when I [ came ] [ to ] myself.  (became conscious again; came to my senses )

185  While watching his face it [ s-truck ] me that there might be some fault on my part.  (it occurred to me )


Fill in the blanks. 180706TGIF!

182  " What time do you [ h-ave ] ? Asked the man sitting next to me.  (What time do you have )

183  Mini skirts have disappeared and long skirts are now [ in ] fashion.  (very popular )

Fill in the blanks. 180705thu

180  His story brought [ home ] to us the seriousness of the matter.  (made very clear )

181  He is [ as ] great a scholar [ as ] ever lived.  (one of the greatest scholars that ever lived )

Fill in the blanks. 180704wed

178  He hasn't studied at all. He is [ b-ound ] to fail the exam.  (sure to )

179  I'm sure he will [ break ] his word.  (fail to fulfill his word)

Fill in the blanks. 180703tue

176  Jimmie [ called ] off all of his appointments for the day.  ( canceled )

177  The Englishman has returned to his country for [ good ].  (forever)

Fill in the blanks. 180701sun

172  My wife didn't [ a-ttend ] to what I was saying.  ( give her attention to; listen to )

173  He [ t-ook ] a [ seat ] immediately and began to talk.  (sat down )

Fill in the blanks. 180630sat

170 We all [ p….. ] in the activities.  (took part in )

171  An exotic looking person [ w….. ] on me in the shop.  (attended on)

Fill in the blanks. 180629TGIF!

168 We might say that during these hard times we are all in the same [ boat ].  ( sharing the same destiny )

168 How many English words have we studied [ so ] [ far ] ?  (by now; up to te present time)



Fill in the blanks. 180628thu

166 Nobody pays any attention to him. He just talks [ big ].  (exaggerates )

167 I am not a [ bit ] interested in it. ( in the least )

Fill in the blanks. 180627wed

164 He [ knew ] [ better ]  than to call you names.  (was wise enough not to )

165 He is [ as ] poor [ as ] poor can be.  ( extremely poor )

Fill in the blanks. 180626tue

162 We [ might ] as [ well ] throw the money into the sea [ as] lend it to him.  ( would throw … than lend )

163 Everyone had a right to enjoy one's liberty, much [ more ] one's life.  ( still more; not to mention; to say nothing of )

Fill in the blanks. 180625mon

160 He seems to be offended by your words. You are being too impolite to him. He [ may ] [well ] be angry. (has good reason to )

161 This morning my father was [ d-ressed ] [ in ] a dark suit.  ( had a dark suit on )

Fill in the blanks. 180624sun

158 We [ s--- ] up till 11 p.m., watching games on TV.  ( stayed up, did not go to bed )

159 No one who is really capable of great things is [ b--- ] of one's own success.  ( has too high an opinion of, is proud of )

Fill in the blanks. 180623sat

133 If I were in your place, I wouldn't be able to cope [ ….. ] the difficulties of your position. ( deal with successfully )

157 I heard that he was well-educated, but he connot so [ ….. ] [ ….. ] write a short thesis.  ( cannot even write )

Fill in the blanks. 180622TGIF!

131 Since I could not get a good sleep the night before, I was out of [ s-orts ].  ( wasn't feeling well )

132 He is almost good for nothing. You can easily dispense [ with ] his services.  (do without )

Fill in the blanks. 180621thu

129 I was afraid I hadn't enough money, but I [ ….. ] a chance on the price.  ( trusted to luck )

130 His advice to us was so little [ ….. ] the purpose that we did not take it so seriously.  ( so irrelevant, so impertinent )

Fill in the blanks. 180620wed

127 She looked into the car and asked the man at the [ w-heel ] if he could give her a lift.  ( the driver )

128 His first work was soon [ s-ucceeded ] by a play, which later made him officially recognized as a great storyteller.  ( was … followed by )

Fill in the blanks. 180619tue

125 Gathering information was always attended [ with ] some danger. (was … accompanied with)

126 It must be remembered that every misfortune has a silver [ lin]ing. ( a consoling element )

Fill in the blanks. 180618mon

123 The people were letting [ off ] firecrackers for celebration. (discharging)

124 The boys were all [ c-razy ] about jazz.  ( enthusiastic about )

 

Fill in the blanks. 180617sun

121 I hear John is going to quit his job. Do you know who will take his [place]?  (be substituted for him)

122 By increasing the number of the sides of the polygons, he could make every point on the circle correspond [to] every point on the polygons.  (equal in position to)

Fill in the blanks. 180616sat

017 It (dawned] upon me that his story was a mere concoction.  (became clear to me)

018 The old man keeps many cats in his home and feeds them [on] fish and meat.  (gives them …..as food)

 

Fill in the blanks. 180615fri

015 No matther how much you may insist, you cannot [assure] me of the truth of your story.  (make me feel sure of)

016 No medicine can [cure] him of his disease.  (provide a remedy for)


Fill in the blanks. 180614thu

013 It is often pointed out that wisdom does not [consist] in knowledge only.   (exist as something inherent in)

014 Today every one of us knows that water [consist] of hydrogen and oxygen.  (is composed of)

001 Miho is planning on going to the U.K. She drew [out] 300 thousand yen for her trip. (withdrew from her bank account)

002 The misdemeanors of these delinquents really [drive] me mad.  (make me angry)

003 That's not exactly what I am driving [at]. (mean) 

 

004 These cows feed chiefly [on] hay. (take…..as food) 

005 I'm fed [up] with his selfishness. He should know better than to grumble.  (disgusted with)

 

006 He promised to [call] me up sometime in the afternoon.  (ring me up)

007 She is a selfish woman. She doesn't care  a bit [about] others.  (feel any concern)

008 "Would you care [for] more root beer?" she said and poured some into my glass. (like to have)

009 The fooball players stood at attention, apparently carried [away] by the playing of the national anthem.  (captivated)

010 It's easy to make up plans, but hard to carry them [out].  (put…..into practice)


011 Pam says she is going to [major] in physics at the university.  (specialize in)


012 It's difficult to carry [on] our conversation with so many people around us.  (continue)


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