Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Idioms.

1.  get off (easy/lightly)

A.      to receive a judgement in your favour when the evidence is neither for you nor against you
2.  get down to the facts

B.      do things in a very aggressive way, without considering any harm they might do to achieve their objectives.

3.  'Take no prisoners'

C.      trapped in the act of doing something wrong such as cheating or stealing.

4.  'Do a runner'
D.      a decision still hasn't been made about something

5.  Get /give  the benefit of the doubt

E.       to receive punishment or judgement for something wrong or illegal that you have done
6.  face the music

F.       to receive very little or no punishment for something
7.  caught red-handed

G.     to begin to discuss things that matter, to get to the truth
8.  the jury is still out

H.      leave a somewhere without paying or fulfilling expected obligations



         i.            The young man _________________ and did not have to go to jail for his crime.
       ii.            When the trial began the lawyers tried to _______________________________ as it was a complicated fraud case with many victims.
      iii.            The girl ____________________ and was not found guilty of the crime as there was not enough evidence to back up the police investigation.
     iv.            The young man was forced to _____________________ for the crimes that he had committed
       v.            The students realised they didn’t have enough cash to pay for their meal so when the waitresses back was turned they _________________.
     vi.            The new manager _________________. He is totally ruthless and ambitious.
    vii.            It was a terrible mistake, and ______________________ on whether Bob will lose his job over it, or not.
  viii.            I used to cheat in exams until I was ________________________ by my teacher. I stopped doing it after that.




·         Have you ever been caught red handed?! When? Why?
·         Do you think criminals get off lightly for the crimes they commit in you country? Give examples...
·         Do you think it is better to face the music or do a runner?! What would you do if you needed to pay for something but didn’t have enough cash....
Answers
1 f
2g
3b
4h
5a
6e
7c
8d

         i.            The young man got off lightly and did not have to go to jail for his crime.
       ii.            When the trial began the lawyers tried to get down to the facts as it was a complicated fraud case with many victims.
      iii.            The girl was given the benefit of the doubt and was not found guilty of the crime as there was not enough evidence to back up the police investigation.
     iv.            The young man was forced to face the for the crimes that he had committed
       v.            The students realised they didn’t have enough cash to pay for their meal so when the waitresses back was turned they did a runner
     vi.            The new manager takes no prisoners. He is totally ruthless and ambitious.
    vii.            It was a terrible mistake, and the jury is still out on whether Bob will lose his job over it, or not.
  viii.            I used to cheat in exams until I was caught red handed by my teacher. I stopped doing it after that.

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