Advanced Idioms - Pairs 2
Complete the following sentences with the words from the box.
hale | wheel | dearest | tongs | cranny | sundry | ruin | airs | odds | wine
David knows every nook and
of the city, so he’s the perfect guide.
I had the whole house cleaned out except for a few
and ends that you might want to keep.
His pocket was not bottomless: he had to
and deal like anyone else and it was not easy.
The house is much too big for her and it's been going steadily to rack and
Sandra had found a much larger place than usual and invited all and
to join them.
and dine at the nearby restaurants that serve a wide range of dishes.
He was only just sixty,
and hearty, and still practising as a highly reputed solicitor.
She loved gardening. She went at it hammer and
as soon as she got back from work.
The English do not like to show their feelings, even to their nearest and
In Edinburgh I can still be myself, I don't have to put on any
and graces here.
nook and cranny
every part of a place
odds and ends
small things of various kinds without much value
to wheel and deal
do a lot of complicated and sometimes dishonest deals
to go rack and ruin
become decayed, decline or fall apart
all and sundry
everybody without discrimination
to wine and dine
entertain someone well with a meal, wine
hale and hearty
(especially of old people) healthy and strong
hammer and tongs
energetically, enthusiastically, or with great vehemence
nearest and dearest
one's closest and fondest friends or relatives
airs and graces
used to describe an overly superior or proud way of behaving