Splendid Expressions Week 7: Day 1 of 5

Topic: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

What do you mean, it wasn't you who stole the money? You were caught in the ........

a)
b)
c)
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2

In the end he decided to face the ........ and admit to defrauding the company.

a)
b)
c)
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3

Andy was always getting into trouble but lately he's managed to keep his ........ clean.

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) The burglars were caught the act breaking into the house by a passing police patrol car.

B) If I were you I'd the music and admit to taking his pen.

C) The striker has been in trouble with the referee several times so far and needs to his nose clean or he'll be sent off.

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Make them your own!

1) Describe a time when you or a friend were caught in the act doing something you shouldn't have been doing.
2) Explain the benefit, if any, of facing the music if you've done something wrong.
3) Think of someone you know who needs to keep their nose clean.

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