Splendid Expressions Week 6: Day 3 of 5

Topic: RELATIONSHIPS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

Could you ask the children to stop arguing. They're driving me up the .........

a)
b)
c)
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2

Some of his friends think he's under the ........ and needs to be more assertive with his wife.

a)
b)
c)
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3

I've always had a ........ spot for Clara. She's always been so kind to me.

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

4

A) He drives me the wall the way he never does the washing up.

B) Why do we never say a wife or girlfriend is the thumb but a man is? I think it's another example of our sexist society.

C) I think the boss has a soft for you. You always seem to get treated sympathetically by him.

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Make them your own!

1) What sort of behaviour tends to drive you up the wall?
2) Why might someone be described as being under the thumb?
3) Have you had a soft spot for someone in the past?

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