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When a cat is away the mice will play.

A short sleep taken during the day; basically, being too curious can get you into trouble; someone who has a lot of ​money, ​especially someone in ​charge of a ​company ; to reveal a secret or a surprise by accident; a question addressed to someone who is silent; said when the ​person who is in ​charge of a ​place is not there, and the ​people there ​behave ​badly; ashort nap when you know you have to get up soon; it'sbest to mind one's own business; peoplewant to know why you are not speaking when they think you should; when a person in authority is away, those under the person's rule will enjoy their freedom; when you accidentally tell someone a secret; an impolite way of referring to someone who is very rich and powerful; Why are you not saying anything? selfishand greedy the businessman who exploits their position for their own personal gain, a light sleep



Has the cat got your tongue?

A short sleep taken during the day; basically, being too curious can get you into trouble; someone who has a lot of ​money, ​especially someone in ​charge of a ​company ; to reveal a secret or a surprise by accident; a question addressed to someone who is silent; said when the ​person who is in ​charge of a ​place is not there, and the ​people there ​behave ​badly; ashort nap when you know you have to get up soon; it'sbest to mind one's own business; peoplewant to know why you are not speaking when they think you should; when a person in authority is away, those under the person's rule will enjoy their freedom; when you accidentally tell someone a secret; an impolite way of referring to someone who is very rich and powerful; Why are you not saying anything? selfishand greedy the businessman who exploits their position for their own personal gain, a light sleep



Let the cat out of the bag

A short sleep taken during the day; basically, being too curious can get you into trouble; someone who has a lot of ​money, ​especially someone in ​charge of a ​company ; to reveal a secret or a surprise by accident; a question addressed to someone who is silent; said when the ​person who is in ​charge of a ​place is not there, and the ​people there ​behave ​badly; ashort nap when you know you have to get up soon; it'sbest to mind one's own business; peoplewant to know why you are not speaking when they think you should; when a person in authority is away, those under the person's rule will enjoy their freedom; when you accidentally tell someone a secret; an impolite way of referring to someone who is very rich and powerful; Why are you not saying anything? selfishand greedy the businessman who exploits their position for their own personal gain, a light sleep



 

 

A catnap

A short sleep taken during the day; basically, being too curious can get you into trouble; someone who has a lot of ​money, ​especially someone in ​charge of a ​company ; to reveal a secret or a surprise by accident; a question addressed to someone who is silent; said when the ​person who is in ​charge of a ​place is not there, and the ​people there ​behave ​badly; ashort nap when you know you have to get up soon; it'sbest to mind one's own business; peoplewant to know why you are not speaking when they think you should; when a person in authority is away, those under the person's rule will enjoy their freedom; when you accidentally tell someone a secret; an impolite way of referring to someone who is very rich and powerful; Why are you not saying anything? selfishand greedy the businessman who exploits their position for their own personal gain, a light sleep



Exercise 3. Give the Russian equivalents for these idioms.

A fat cat __________________________________________________________

Curiosity killed the cat. ______________________________________________

When a cat is away the mice will play._________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

Has the cat got your tongue? ___________________________________________

Let the cat out of the bag. ______________________________________________

A catnap __________________________________________________________

 

Exercise 4. Match the picture with a certain idiom.

1. __________________________________________________________________

 

2. __________________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________________

 

 

4. _________________________________________________________________

5. _________________________________________________________________

 

6. __________________________________________________________________

 

Exercise 5. Fill in the gaps with necessary idioms.

1) Jill: Where did you get all that money?

Jane: I wont tell you. _________________________________t.

2) I tried to keep my birthday a secret but my brother_______________________________.

3) Why aren't you saying anything, ____________________________________?

4) As soon as their parents left, the children invited all their friends over- _________________ ______________________________________,you know .

5) Many of the city's ____________________ eat at that steak restaurant on First Avenue.

6) I had ___________________ during the afternoon so that I would feel refreshed in the evening.

7) Don't ask about his divorce- ______________________________.

8) When the teacher left for a few minutes, the children nearly wrecked the classroom. _________

______________________________________________________________

9) Why are you going away so suddenly? - ________________________________________.

10) When Bill glanced at the door, he let the cat out of the bag. We knew then that he was expecting someone to arrive. It's a secret. Try not to_______________________________.

11) Jill:You shouldn't be reading a novel at your desk.

Jane: But the boss isn't here. And__________________________________________.

12) Those __________in Washington are going to keep pressuring Congress to pass the tax bill.

13) People know we plan to elope. Who______________________________?

14) The teacher _______________________ when she began talking about the plans to close the school.

15) Tell me why you are late again. What's the matter,_______________________?

16) They're _____________________ in our town. They've got tons of money.

17) Im tired and going to have _____________________ before the trip.

18) Simon: Where did James suddenly get all that money from?
Sarah: ___________________________________, you know?

19)Amazingly, not one of the people who knew about the surprise________________________.

20)Hi, Lisa! How are you? How's your husband? Are you surprised to see me? What's the matter, _______________________________________?


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