Splendid Expressions Week 3: Day 4 of 5

Topic: DIFFICULT SITUATIONS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

He hasn't been playing well lately but I'm sure when it comes to the ........ he'll put in a good performance.

a)
b)
c)
Well done! If something 'comes to the crunch' it means a serious situation has been reached and a decision must be made or result produced. Sorry, try again.Your answer has been saved.
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2

He had several close ......... during his Formula One career but no serious accidents and was probably one of the safest drivers around.

a)
b)
c)
Well done! A 'close shave' is a situation where something unpleasant or dangerous nearly took place.Sorry, try again.Your answer has been saved.
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3

I'd never done that kind of work before and actually spent the first few weeks feeling out of my .........

a)
b)
c)
Well done! To feel or be 'out of your depth' means to be in a situation or to be facing a task that is too difficult for you to cope with.Sorry, try again.Your answer has been saved.
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) If it to the crunch and you need a job, let me know and I'll ask around at my company.

B) We've just had a shave in town. We nearly bumped into that really boring man we met at that party last week.

C) I felt of my depth in the advanced group so I asked to go down a level.

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Make them your own!

1) How do you tend to react when it comes to the crunch and you have to make a difficult decision?
2) When was the last time you had a close shave?
3) Has there ever been a situation where you felt out of your depth?

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