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1

* Elizabeth and Franklin worked at the same company last year, but when Franklin got a job at a different company, the two became __-________.

someone with whom one worked in the past but does not work with now; an employee of a company or business whom one used to work with

ex-colleague

* Elizabeth and Franklin worked at the same company last year, but when Franklin got a job at a different company, the two became ex-colleagues.

2

* Kimberly wanted to cook dinner, but ____ _______, she does not cook well and no one wanted her to make dinner.

honestly; a phrase used before giving an opinion that is not polite or not expected

quite frankly

* Kimberly wanted to cook dinner, but quite frankly, she does not cook well and no one wanted her to make dinner.

3

* Alberto has a ___ _______ and usually says something that upsets everyone.

a person who has a habit of saying too much; a person who has a habit of saying things that he or she should not say

big mouth

* Alberto has a big mouth and usually says something that upsets everyone.

4

* Cassandra was happy when she went to the store and _______ _____ a friend she had not talked to in months.

to meet with someone unexpectedly

to bump into

* Cassandra was happy when she went to the store and bumped into a friend she had not talked to in months.

5

* Jack was angry when he learned that his friend was ___ _________ him and telling people things that were not true.

to say mean, rude, or bad things about someone else; to say negative things about someone who is not there

to bad mouth

* Jack was angry when he learned that his friend was bad mouthing him and telling people things that were not true.

6

* When Therese saw her old friend, she greeted him by saying, “_____ _____, __ ____. The last time I saw you was more than three months ago.”

It has been a long time since the last time I saw you.; a phrase one uses to greet someone whom one has not seen in a long time

Long time, no see.

* When Therese saw her old friend, she greeted him by saying, “Long time, no see. The last time I saw you was more than three months ago.”

7

* Roland was very prideful, and many people said that he had a large house and an even bigger ___.

too much pride in oneself; having an opinion of oneself that is too high

an ego

* Roland was very prideful, and many people said that he had a large house and an even bigger ego.

8

* Tian really wants to become a professional singer and he has the talent to ______ those big plans.

for two things to work well together; for two things to be the same level or degree

to match

* Tian really wants to become a professional singer and he has the talent to match those big plans.

9

* When Nakisha called her brother a liar, he told her, “__ _____ __ __ ____ ___. You lied to our parents about why you were late yesterday.”

You are the same.; a phrase one uses to say that someone has the same qualities that he or she is saying someone else has, usually used to talk about something negative

It takes one to know one

* When Nakisha called her brother a liar, he told her, “It takes one to know one. You lied to our parents about why you were late yesterday.”

10

* As soon as Cedric left, Mariah started _______ _____ __ ____ about all the bad things she claimed he said to her.

to say something bad about someone when that person is unable to argue or defend himself or herself; to say something bad about someone without that person knowing

to talk behind (someone's) back

* As soon as Cedric left, Mariah started talking behind his back about all the bad things she claimed he said to her.

11

Mason had a _______ ___ with his best friend over a woman, and now the two no longer speak to each other.

a fight or a difference in opinion that causes two people who were friendly in the past to stop being friendly with each other

falling out

* Mason had a falling out with his best friend over a woman, and now the two no longer speak to each other.

12

* Something about the new co-worker’s personality bothered Janet, so she didn’t ____ ___ him much.

to like; to have a good opinion of

to care for

* Something about the new co-worker’s personality bothered Janet, so she didn’t care for him much.

13

* Rosaline called her friend a __________ after her friend kissed Rosaline’s boyfriend.

someone who betrays another person; someone who does something bad to another person who trusted him or her in the past

backstabber

* Rosaline called her friend a backstabber after her friend kissed Rosaline’s boyfriend.

14

* Frances always tried to ______ his sister to impress their friends and family.

to do more or better things than someone else; to do something better than someone else so that one feels more important than the other person

to outdo

* Frances always tried to outdo his sister to impress their friends and family.

15

* Xiao thought the conversation was very boring, so she ______ ___ ____ as soon as she found an excuse to leave.

to leave; to walk away from a person or situation that is unpleasant

to make (one's) exit

* Xiao thought the conversation was very boring, so she made her exit as soon as she found an excuse to leave.

16

* It was late at night, so Shawn decided to ___ ___ _____ and make the long trip back home.

to leave; to get going

to hit the road

* It was late at night, so Shawn decided to hit the road and make the long trip back home.

17

* As Phyllis left, she told her friend, “____ ____.”

stay well; a phrase one uses as one leaves someone else

take care

* As Phyllis left, she told her friend, “Take care.”

18

* The teacher’s students _________ about having too much homework, even though the homework was meant to help them understand the lesson.

to complain; to talk about things that one finds annoying or upsetting

to gripe

* The teacher’s students griped about having too much homework, even though the homework was meant to help them understand the lesson.