Splendid Expressions Week 19: Day 2 of 5

Topic: DIFFICULT SITUATIONS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

We were sitting in the meeting when the boss ........ the bombshell and told us the business was being sold.

a)
b)
c)
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2

I put a brave ........ on things but I was actually feeling quite sad.

a)
b)
c)
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3

Rather than trying to fight a losing ........ you should accept you were wrong and move on.

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) I was shopping with Kerry when she the bombshell that she was leaving her husband.

B) It's good to put a face on things when life is hard but you should be prepared to ask for help if you need it.

C) The workers have been told they're fighting a battle and should return to work immediately.

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Make them your own!

1) When was the last time somebody you know dropped a bombshell?
2) Do you try to put a brave face on things when you have problems?
3) Have you ever found yourself fighting a losing battle over something?

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