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Paraphrasing/ Rewriting Idioms Activity




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Idioms paraphrasing activity

Rewrite the sentences using the idiomatic expressions in the brackets


1) The professor was finally able to explain the problem. (shed light upon)


2) He was able to maintain his position against the other candidate. (hold one's gound)



3) He was trying to accomplish the impossible. (wild goose chase)


4) That comedian always makes me laugh.(crack someone up)


5) They met in the middle of February, the coldest time of the year. (the dead of winter)


6) It's freezing out, you should make sure to wear a heavy coat. (bundle up)



7) She was wearing a revealing tank top. ( donning/ skimpy)



8) That guy is very strange, he scares me. (creep someone out)