Splendid Expressions Week 12: Day 3 of 5

Topic: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

The police have decided to give him the benefit of the ........ and let him go.

a)
b)
c)
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2

The businessman has said he'll do everything in his power to ......... his name and fully expects the charges brought against him to be dropped.

a)
b)
c)
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3

The teacher has explained she's going to come down ........ on any students arriving late for class.

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

4

A) This time I'll give you the of the doubt but if I have to speak to you again there will be trouble.

B) He'll find it very difficult to clear his as the media have reported so many bad things about him.

C) The boss is always threatening to come hard on people who use the Internet during working hours but he never does anything.

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Make them your own!

1) When was the last time you decided to give someone the benefit of the doubt?
2) Can you think of someone who recently cleared their name following accusations against them?
3) Do you think it's better to come down hard on children who misbehave or to try to understand why they're behaving that way?

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