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English Slang Idioms (111)

Many people in America believe that college is more about proving one can ......... than getting an education that actually prepares you for a career.
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"I went to see the presidential candidate speak in our town and let me tell you, it was a ......... out there. You couldn't hear the man speak, fights were breaking out, everyone was yelling and cussing at each other and someone's car was flipped over," Lisa told Elizabeth.
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"I tried to get our point across but the press conference turned into a .......... The reporters were more concerned with non-politically correct comments made by a staff member and about some of our senior members' personal lives. None of them would listen to what I had to say about expanding our company into the Western United States," Bill told his boss.
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"Did the board make a decision yet? No, the ......... is still out on that issue but I will let you know when a decision has been made," Linda said to Derek.
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"We should be seeing the turn-off soon. The man at the gas station said that it is up one block and around the .........," Matt told his wife.
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"I heard that your brother received two years in jail for theft. I am glad that he got his .......... It made me sick to think of how many things he stole from people's houses," Emma's stepmother told her.
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When asked by his friends why he wanted to go to the river, he replied "Just for the ......... of it, I guess. It's hot and going to the river is something to do at least."
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"Just for the ........., I have never agreed with the war in Iraq but I do support the troops that are there," the candidate said to the public.
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"I got the piece into my editor's office just in the ......... of time. If I had been any later, I would have missed my deadline. The boss said that if that happened again, I would be fired," Nate said to Logan.
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"You know, when you first asked me to go to the burger joint, I didn't really want to go. I didn't think I was hungry. It turns out that I am ravenous. This burger is just what the ......... ordered," Chen said to Maxine.
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