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Q156. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: **To be like a cat on hot bricks**

  1.  to have a high opinion on oneself
  2.  to reveal a secret by mistake
  3.  to feel very nervous
  4.  to enjoy oneself and behave with greater freedom

Solution : to feel very nervous
Q157. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: **To shed crocodile tears**

  1.  to pretend to be sad about something
  2.  to have a difficult problem that makes one worried
  3.  a sad thing that appears suddenly
  4.  to feel worried anticipating some trouble
  5.  to complain that someone else has done something wrong to one.

Solution : to pretend to be sad about something

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Q158. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: **To lead a dog's life**

  1.  to live happily and successfully
  2.  to have an unhappy life, full of problems or unfair treatment
  3.  to live in a situation where there is a lot of competition
  4.  to be often criticized by others ruthlessly
  5.  to be easily persuaded by others in believing what they say

Solution : to have an unhappy life, full of problems or unfair treatment
Q159. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: **To separate the sheep from the goats**

  1.  to short out the old from the new
  2.  to become less shy and more confident
  3.  to annoy someone very much
  4.  to use complicated language that is difficult to understand
  5.  to distinguish good people from bad people

Solution : to distinguish good people from bad people

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Q160. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: **To cross swords with someone**

  1.  to nurture vengeance against someone
  2.  to make secret plans to harm someone
  3.  to end a long standing enemity with someone
  4.  to have a verbal contest with someone
  5.  to make an impression on someone

Solution : to have a verbal contest with someone
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