Splendid Expressions Week 16: Day 2 of 5

Topic: WORK

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

Things are quite quiet at the moment but apparently there's a lot of work ........ the pipeline?

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b)
c)
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2

I'm going to have to keep my ........ to the grindstone if I'm going to get the report ready for Friday's meeting.

a)
b)
c)
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3

Natalie has really gone up in the ........ since I knew her at university. She now runs her own publishing company.

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

4

A) There is legislation in the to allow judges to hand out stiffer sentences for drink drivers.

B) Veena kept her nose to the , worked hard and got promotion within a few months of joining the company.

C) Just because he’s gone in the world, it doesn't give him the right to insult me.

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Make them your own!

1) Do you have anything in the pipeline regarding work or your studies?
2) Do you find it easy keeping your nose to the grindstone or are you easily distracted?
3) Do you know of anyone who has gone up in the world?

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