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An idiom is a term or phrase whose meaning cannot be deduced from the literal definitions and the arrangement of its parts, but refers instead to a figurative meaning that is known only through common use.
 Complete the following idioms (the pictures are NOT always clues).

1. I'm doing the best I can to teach my students English, but they're just not interested.
You can lead a 
to water, but you can't make it drink.

What does it mean? You can give someone the opportunity to do something,
but you cannot force them to do it if they do not want to.

2. Take an umbrella if you're going out. It's raining .

What does it mean? It's raining heavily.

3. I can't come to the game tonight. I'm feeling a bit .

What does it mean?
To feel ill.

4. You can't date others now that you're engaged! You can't have your  and eat it.

What does it mean?
To have or do two things at the same time that are
impossible to have or do at the same time. Also: You can't have it both ways or
and you can't have the best of both worlds.

5. He's so full of himself! He thinks he's the best thing since .

What does it mean?
To be an excellent person or thing.

6. You could visit your parents when you're on that business trip next month and kill two  with one stone.

What does it mean?
To succeed in achieving two things in a single action.

7. You haven't got the job yet but you're already thinking how to spend your first salary? Don't count your  until they're hatched!

What does it mean?
 Don't assume that you'll get the things you want until you have them.

8. That can't be true! Are you pulling my ?

What does it mean? 
To try to make someone believe something which is not
true as a joke.

9. Due to the financial crisis, we'll have to put those plans .

What does it mean?
  Give a low priority; delay; not deal with something until later.

10. Join you on a skiing trip? I'm afraid skiing is not my .

What does it mean?
Often used in the negative form to say that something doesn't really interest you.





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