Splendid Expressions Week 2: Day 3 of 5

Topic: RELATIONSHIPS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

I didn’t really know the man who died. He was just a ........ acquaintance.

a)
b)
c)
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2

You can see who wears the ........ in their relationship. She’s always telling him what to do.

a)
b)
c)
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3

Helen and I go back a long ......... We first met when we were at university.

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

4

A) I think she’s more than a passing . She seemed to be very close to Bill at the party.

B) Marie’s husband said she couldn’t go to the party. He must the trousers in their marriage.

C) Sarah and Sam were neighbours as children and go back a way.

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Make them your own!

1) Can you think of someone you have a passing acquaintance with?
2) Is there a couple you know and one person clearly wears the trousers?
3) Have you got a friend who you go back a long way with?

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