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Action Verb Idioms #1 - Answers and Definitions

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  1. Tom is really trying hard to kick his smoking habit.
  2. The stock market crashed so I guess I can kiss my profit goodbye.
  3. When you get to Japan, make sure to drop me a line and let me know how you are doing.
  4. Jack was climbing the wall with impatience.
  5. I wish the boss would hold off on his demands.
  6. Peter's father blew his lid when he heard about his poor grades.
  7. Have you seen Mary's new computer? She must have dropped a bundle!
  8. The next time Jim offends you, just stare him down and he will probably leave you in peace.
  9. Don't complain about your boss! You should never bite the hand that feeds you.
  10. I'm so depressed. I think that I've truly hitbottom this time.
  11. It's time to bite the bullet and start studying for the exam.
  12. If you want him to buy you a new car, why don't you drop a hint?

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  1. Tom is really trying hard to kick his smoking habit. Kick a habit: stop doing something habitual. Usually used with smoking or drinking
  2. The stock market crashed so I guess I can kiss my profit goodbye. Kiss something goodbye: forget about something, except something as not existing anymore in your life
  3. When you get to Japan, make sure to drop me a line and let me know how you are doing. Drop a line: get in contact, usually by mail
  4. Jack was climbing the wall waiting for his acceptance letter from the University of Washington. Climb the wall: become extremely impatient
  5. I wish the boss would hold off on his demands. Hold off: wait
  6. Peter's father blew his lid when he heard about his poor grades. Blow someone's lid: become very angry
  7. Have you seen Mary's new computer? She must have dropped a bundle! Drop a bundle: spend a lot of money
  8. The next time Jim offends you, just stare him down and he will probably leave you in peace. Stare down: confront
  9. Don't complain about your boss! You should never bite the hand that feeds you. Bite the hand that feeds you: respond in a negative manner to your employer or provider
  10. I'm so depressed. I think that I've truly hit bottom this time. Hit bottom: be very sad or depressed
  11. It's time to bite the bullet and start studying for the exam. Bite the bullet: accept a situation
  12. If you want him to buy you a new car, why don't you drop a hint? Drop a hint: give a hint to someone
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