Test 3

Study the definitions of the English idioms. Insert a corresponding idiom into the sentence. Pay attention to the translation of the English idioms into Russian. Translate the sentences into Russian. Make up your own sentences in Russian for your groupmates to translate in class. 

1. To get started.

We’ve been waiting for hours, and I’m ready started. Let’s ...

2. To be questioned in great detail.

My parents didn’t believe that I’d spent the evening at the library. They ..., questioning me about when I had arrived and left and what I’d done while I was there.

3. An expletive that means “This is ridiculous!” or “I’ve had enough!”

...! All you do is complain.

4. A person with power in a company or organization.

If you want to spend that kind of money on your project, you’ll probably have to get permission from the ...s. If I were you, I’d make an appointment with your boss.

5. To go to bed.

After a hard day, Richard decided to ... even though it was only 8:00 p.m.

6. A situation or plan which represents a change from what was expected or assumed.

Yesterday you said you wanted to go to the movies with a friend, and I assumed you meant a girlfriend. If you want to go with Ken, that’s a ....

7. Informed.

Sharon had worked with the same team for nearly two years, but she still didn’t feel like she was .... She still had to ask for information from her colleagues.

8. Making a profit.

The government hasn’t been ... for the last 20 years. It has been spending more money than it brings in through taxes.

9. At the last moment, just before something bad happens.

We ran as fast as we could toward the bus stop and got there just as the bus was pulling to a stop. We got there ....

10. Losing money; not making a profit.

Many governments operate year after year .... They simply keep borrowing money against the taxes they expect to collect in the future.

get this show on the road
in the loop
in the black
good grief!
hit the sack
in the nick of time
in the red
head honcho
horse of another color
get / give (someone) the third degree