Let's Have a Ball & Make History!
■ TOEFL Power Idioms ■
●433● She vowed that she would get [ e-ven ] with him for what he had done to her. ( have her revenge on )
●434● Well, let me say to you once and [ for ] all that I am determined
not to see you any more. ( now and for
the last time )
●429● "When will the typhoon hit our land?" I asked him. " A week [ f-rom ] [ now ]," he replied nonchalantly. ( In a week )
●430● Yesterday I [ c-ut ] my French class. ( did not attend )
●427● He ran across the street amidst heavy traffic, [ r-egardless ] of the danger to himself. ( ignoring )
●428● Is there a convenience store [ a-round ] here? ( in this
●425● They were [ on ] the [p-oint ] of going to bed, when they heard a strange noise down the hall. ( about to go )
●426● In the [ e-vent ] of her not coming, please telephone me at this
number. ( If she should not come )
●423● These boys are rather lazy, but in other [ r-espects ] they are very good. ( otherwise )
●424● "I [s-hould ] [ t-hink ] that she will pass the test this
time, as she has been working so hard. (
●421● He had several [ g-oes ] at the bank robbery before he was finally caught. ( made several attempts at )
●422● We know how enthusiastic you
are, but you are a kind of amateur in this new field. Zeal must go [ h-and ] in
[ hand ] with experience. (be in keeping
with; keep pace with )
■ 190402tue ■
●403● In a fight, it is natural that the weaker side should get the [ w-orst ] of it. ( be defeated )
●404● " I won't let you go home till you have put [ r-ight ] the damage you've caused to my car." ( compensated for )
■ 190403wed ■
●405● She was [ s-truck ] dumb with terror when she saw the horrible scene of murder. ( was unable to talk )
●406● Never let [ go ] of him. He is dangerous. ( release )
■ 190404thu ■
●407● His application for the position has been [ t-urned ] [ down ]. ( rejected )
●408● I can't tell if he is [ for ] or [ agaist ] it. ( infavor of or adverse to )
■ 190405fri ■
●409● The boy was [ i-n ] [ for ] a good deal of trouble. ( was likely to face )
●410● The roof [ f-ell ] in under the weight of the snow. ( collapsed )
■ 190406sat ■
●411● It's all the [ same ] to me whether you come or not. ( makes no difference )
●412● Tommy tries to help me but just gets in my [ way ]. ( becomes an obstacle )
■ 190408mon ■
●413● We tried [ in ][ v-ain ] to keep track of every penny we spent. ( without any result )
●414● I hope you are [ a-bove ] this anger. ( do not show )
●415● He said to me, "What's [ up ]?" ( What's happening )
●416● It was hard for him to [ l-ive ] up [ to ] his reputation. ( reach the standard of )
■ 190410wed ■
●417● The family lives [ on ] the fifty dollars a week that the old man earns. ( depends for support upon )
●418● I don't want to [ p-art ] with the money. ( give away; spend )
■ 190411thu ■
●419● Her way of speaking [ p-artake ] of arrogance. ( has the nature of )
●420● French [ a-bove ] [ all ] is Jimmie's favorite subject, though he does well in all subjects. ( especially )
■ 190401aprilfools ■
●401● I don't like those people who make a [ p-oint ] of spitting on the street. ( habitually )
●402● In Hawaii, there live a lot
of people who are of Japanese [ d-escent ].
( whose ancestors are Japanese )
●400● One day my son came to me and said, "
Dad, can I have a talk with you for a while? I've got a problem on my [ -------- ]." ( am troubled about a problem that shouldn't
be left unsolved )
■ 190329fri ■
●397● This new doctrine [ s-prang ] from a firm belief in an afterlife that is better than this life. ( stem from; comes from )
●398● As soon as he arrived, he [
p-resents ] himself to the delegates. (
introduced himself to )
■ 190328thu ■
●395● "Don't worry. What he said does not [ a-pply ] to you." ( concern )
●396● You say the building of just
one house will not do much to destroy the scenic beauty of this place, but once
we permit one house to be built, it will soon be followed by another and
another, and before [ where ] we are, this whole stretch of countryside will be
occupied by many drab houses. ( before
we know it )
■ 190327wed ■
●393● There is nothing new under the [ sun ]. ( in the world )
●394● Rumor has [ it ] that she
was murdered by her husband, though he insists that she met with an
accident. ( There is a rumor that )
■ 190326tue ■
●391● A group of hunters were chasing the boar that had laid [ w-aste ] the potato crops. ( destroyed )
●392● There is no [ place ] like [
home ]. ( However humble it may be, home
is the place where we feel happiest )
■ 190325mon ■
●389● He didn't drive carefully. He almost [ ran ] over the old woman. ( knocked down and passed over )
●390● When I see these pictures, I
never [ fail ] to be reminded of what I saw in Australia. ( am always reminded )
■ 190324sun ■
●386● We were all awake until the [ s-mall ] hours of the morning, when he finally called us up. ( the early hours just after midnight; the wee hours of the morning )
●387● [ Make ] [ haste ], or you
won't be able to catch the train. (
Hurry up )
■ 190323sat ■
●384● The students were told to [ h-and ] [ in ] a composition on Monday. ( submit )
●385● We have [ nothing ] [ to ] [
do ] with this dirty work done by those vandals. ( have no connection with )
■ 190322fri ■
●382● Which of his parents does he [ t-ake ] [ after ]? (resemble )
●383● We soon [ ran ] out of gas
and had to call for her help. (
exhausted the supply of )
■ 190321thu ■
●380● The deligates [ e-ntered ] [ into ] negotiations over the adoption of the new project. ( engaged in )
●381● [ No ] [ m-atter ] how he
tried, he failed. ( Regardless of )
■ 190320wed ■
●378● The student played the [ role ] of Hamlet well. ( played the part of )
●379● The speaker [ d-welled ] [
on ] his own past, and the audience got tired of it. (spoke at length about )
●376● The twins were so much alike that we could hardly [ d-istinguish ] one [ from ] the other. ( tell or know one from )
●377● We will have to [ d-o ] [
without ] the services of a servant. (
dispense with )
●374● There is a black [ sheep ] in every flock. ( different; good-for-nothing fellow )
●375● You are always accusing him of not doing this or that properly, but
actually it is you who are at [ f-ault ].
( are in the wrong )
■ 190317sun ■
●372● Talk of the [ devil ], and he will appear. ( When you start talking about a person, you will certainly be joined by him )
●373● He failed to carry out what he said he would do, but I gave him [
c-redit ] for his good intentions. (
approved; recognized )
■ 190316sat ■
●370● People tend to judge by appearances, so you had better bive [ h-eed ] to what you wear. ( be careful about )
●371● She agreed to come along. It means she is [ a-nxious ] to join us
in this project. ( earnestly wishes to )
■ 190315fri ■
●368● He is in debt again. He should learn to live within his [ m-eans ]. ( send less than he learns )
●369● Be on your [ g-uard ] against what he says. He is a liar. (take heed )
■ 190314thu ■
●366● He promised to help me, but let me [ down ] at the final moment. ( failed to do so )
●367● The preoefessor is absent-minded, but every one of us has a high [
o-pinion ] of him. ( think well of )
■ 190313wed ■
●364● Some people cannot see the wood for the [ t-rees ]. ( so involved in details that one cannot see the matter as a whole )
●365● Some of the students here smoke a lot, in [ d-efiance ] of the school regulations which tell them not to. ( in disobedience to )
■ 190312tue ■
●362● When you cannot tell the exact meaning of a word, be sure to [ r-efer ] to your disctionary. ( consult )
●363● In [ view ] of what he has said, it seems useless for us to
continue this discussion. ( when we
■ 181231mon ■
●360● A ceremony is going to be held [ in ] honor [ of ] those killed in the war. ( show respect to )
●361● I was just about to tip the porter a dollar, when I had [ s-econd ]
thoughts and gave him two. (
reconsidered the matter )
■ 181203mon ■
●358● If you are determined to go there alone, do it [ at ] your own risk. ( accept full responsibility )
●359● Only by [ d-int ] of hard
work was he able to overcome the difficulties.
( by means of )
■ 181126mon ■
●356● You should dissuade him [ from ] marrying her. She flirts with every boy she meets. ( advise him against )
●357● We always carry reasonable
quantities of the goods in stock. They are [ as ] follows. ( given below )
■ 181121wed ■
●354● The government [ d-eprived ] them of their right to strike. ( took away )
●355● They have declared war upon
the nation. The [ die ] has been cast. (
course has been determined and there is no turning back )
■ 181117sat ■ Fill in the blanks.
●350● He isn't in a good [ t-emper ] today ( in a good humor )
●351● This firm [ d-eals ] in electric appliances. ( buys and sells )
■ 181114wed ■ Fill in the blanks.
●348● [ Once ] upon a [ time ] there lived a woodcutter. ( A long time ago )
●349● I have never [ h-eard ] [ of ] such a person. ( been told about )
■ 181113tue ■ Fill in the blanks.
●346● You can guess the meaning of the word from the [ context ]. ( from what comes before and after the word )
●347● You must [ c-omply ] with
the rules. ( obey )
■ 181112mon ■ Fill in the blanks.
●344● Preparation for college entrance exams [ c-alls ] for a lot of hard work. ( requires; demands )
●345● "Has he lost the money?
Well, it serves him [ right ]. How often I have warned him not to carry so much
money in his pocket." ( he has got
what he deserves )
■ 181110sat ■ Fill in the blanks.
●342● He was a man of great wealth, but since one of his banks [ w-ent ] [b-ankrupt ] five years ago, he has come down in the world. ( became unable to pay the debts )
●343● I wonder why he is always on
the [ side ] of those fanatic activist students. ( supports )
■ 181108thu ■ Fill in the blanks.
●340● When you go abroad, you should not fall [ foul ] of the laws of the countries where you are going to stay. ( get into trouble with; violate )
●341● The interviewers tried to
put the applicants at (their) [ ease ].
( make… feel relaxed )
■ 181106tue ■
●338● These laws were made several years ago in [ f-avor ] of those who were blessed with both wealth and power. ( on behalf of; to the advantage of )
●339● "She says she will go
out with those men tonight, but isn't that asking [ for ] trouble? ( laying herself open to danger )
■ 181105mon ■ Fill in the blanks.
●336● The burglars too to their [ heels ] when they caught sight of a policeman on his beat. ( ran away )
●337● She talked her husband [
into ] buying a mink coat for her. (
persuaded … to )
■ 181104sun ■ Fill in the blanks.
●334● It is necessary for you to make thorough preparations before you [ e-nter ] on a new business undertaking. ( make a start on )
●335● Several seismologists
predict that one of [ t-hese ] days a big earthquake will hit this part of the
land. ( before long )
■ 181103sat ■ Fill in the blanks.
●332● Children shouldn't [ t-oy ] with sharp tools. ( play with )
●333● He proposed to her on the [
s-trength ] of what she had told him the day before. ( encouraged by )
■ 181102fri ■
●329● Whenever he gets into trouble, he [ l-ooks ] to me for help. ( turns to; depends on )
●331● In a figurative sense,
" to let the cat out of the bag" is [ s-ynonymous ] with " to
give away a secret." ( has the same
meaning as )
■ 181101thu ■
●327● You ought to [ look ] [ up ] all the difficult words in your dictionary. ( search for )
●328● Jim found it hard to [ make
] [ up ] for the loss they suffered. (
compensate for )
■ 181031wed ■ Fill in the blanks.
●325● They allow him to go to town on [ condition ] that he doesn't spend too much money. (only if )
●326● The boy was ashamed to [
c-onfide ] his troubles to his teacher.
( tell...to… )
■181030tue■ Fill in the blanks.
●323● He [ p-asses ] [ for ] an honest man in his neighborhood. ( is regarded as )
●324● Her father [ passed ] away
at eleven last night. (died )
■181030tue■ Fill in the blanks.
●323● He [ p-…..] [ …..] an honest man in his neighborhood. ( is regarded as )
●324● Her father [ …...] away at
eleven last night. (died )
■181029mon■ Fill in the blanks.
●321● As for me, I don't [ g-o ] after fame. ( seek )
●322● You don't seem to [ worry ]
about anything. ( be anxious about )
●319● Do you really [ believe ] [ in ] God? (feel sure of the existence of )
●320● He always [ b-oasts ] [ of ]
his personal record. (brags about )
■181027sat■Fill in the blanks.
●317● We should [ a-vail ] ourselves [ of ] every opportunity to practice our English. ( make use of )
●318● He took [ a-dvantage ] [ of
] those mishaps. ( use… for his own
■181025thu■Fill in the blanks.
●315● From now on, we cannot depend too much on oil for our heat energy. We should have other energy sources in [ r-eserve ]. ( keep in store for later use )
●316● She has many servants [ a-ttend ]ing on her. (serving )
■181024wed■Fill in the blanks.
●313● You say money [ t-alk ]s. What does that mean. ( carries weight )
●314● Whenever he finds himself in a group of people who are fervently
quarreling among themselves, he never fails to take [ s-ide ]s with the
stronger party. (support )
■181023tue■Fill in the blanks.
●311● A completely new set of theories on atomic energy has been put [ f-orward ] by young scientists. ( proposed; advanced )
●312● Whatever you may try to make your dream come true, you shouldn't go
to [ e-xtreme]s. (do more than is
considered right )
■181022mon■Fill in the blanks.
●308● No matter what kind of task you may undertake, [ s-tick ] to it, if you want to succeed in it. (don't give … up)
●310● When you know that you can take the easiest course, there is no
sense in your doing things the [ h-ard ] way.
(making difficulties for yourself )
■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
■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 )
■181008mon■Fill 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 )
■18105fri■Fill 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 )
■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 )
■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 )
■181001mon■Fill 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
■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 )
■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 ]. (
■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 )
■180925tue■Fill 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 )
■180924mon■Fill 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 )
■180923sun■Fill 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 )
■180922sat■Fill 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 )
■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
■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 )
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
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 )
had a right to enjoy one's liberty, much [ more ] one's life. ( still more; not to mention; to say nothing
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
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
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)
■ 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)
Miho is planning on going to the U.K. She drew [out] 300 thousand yen for her
trip. (withdrew from her bank account)
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)
He promised to [call] me up sometime in the afternoon. (ring me up)
She is a selfish woman. She doesn't care
a bit [about] others. (feel any
"Would you care [for] more root beer?" she said and poured some into
my glass. (like to have)
The fooball players stood at attention, apparently carried [away] by the
playing of the national anthem.
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)