Test 6

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. Ordinary or usual.

Ricky was an average student who liked to play sports as much as the next boy. He was your ... student.

2. To hurry.

Come on, Sam, we don’t have all day. Hurry up! ...!

3. People or things that one does not normally expect to find together.

I never thought I’d see two politicians from opposite ends of the political spectrum working together to pass the same law. They certainly are ....

4. The knowledge one needs to live on the streets; less literally, it means knowledge of the way things work in the real world.

Ms. Howard is a good businesswoman. Although she studied at Harvard Business School, she’s also picked up some ... and can play hardball when she has to.

5. To talk seriously, usually about a business deal.

I was ready to get serious about making an offer for the car. I was ready to ....

6. Thoroughly pleased; very happy.

I’m just ... that you’ll be able to join us for dinner next Saturday. I’m really looking forward to it.

7. To get married.

Roger and Sue decided to get married. They are going to ... in church on Saturday.

8. An action in exchange for another equal action.

Mark criticized Pam’s clothes and in return she criticized his haircut. It was ....

9. Loyal and steadfast.

I trust Marie completely. No one is more loyal than she is. She’s ....

10. To disturb the status quo; to shake up the existing situation.

The new president was installed and immediately ... by appointing his own people to various positions in the administration.

shake a leg
upset the apple cart
street smarts
strange bedfellows
tit for tat
talk turkey
tie the knot
tickled pink
true blue