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Choose the correct word or phrase to complete the idiomatic phrase in the question. Each question has only one correct answer.
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Jack has egg ______ because he couldn't remember how to spell "Batman"!
- on his teeth
- on his face
- on his shirt
- on his fingers
As the maestro lifted his baton the theater was so still you could hear _____.
- his heartbeat
- a pin drop
- bird wings
- the drum beating
I don't agree with you, but your idea certainly gives me food _____.
- for fun
- for consider
- for thought
- for thinking
I think I understand the nuts and _____ of the operation.
I'm afraid hip hop isn't my cup of _____.
Just a moment... I've got the answer on the ____ of my tongue.
Look, I will pay you back. Would you please call the ____?!
- hunters off
- tigers off
- dogs off
- apes off
Ever since he married Jane, he's had a new ____ on life.
Oh, I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. I guess I really put my _____ in my mouth.
I'll be back in the twinkling of ____.
- an eye
- a lighting bolt
- a smile
- a laugh