Splendid Expressions Week 3: Day 5 of 5

Topic: ACTIVITY

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

I've been working my fingers to the ........ all day long. Someone else can make dinner tonight!

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b)
c)
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2

Your dad's got his ......... full at the moment trying to fix the car. Ask him later.

a)
b)
c)
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3

If you're at a ........ end why don't you help me with the gardening?

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

4

A) He's always telling everyone how he works his to the bone and yet every time I see him he's chatting with colleagues.

B) Can I call you back later? I've got my hands at the moment entertaining the kids.

C) We were at a loose and it was a lovely day so we all went down to the coast for the day.

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Make them your own!

1) What were you doing the last time you had to work your fingers to the bone?
2) Is there someone you know who often has their hands full doing things?
3) What do you tend to do when you're at a loose end?

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