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I think you two are trying to .... .. ... (moquer de moi)

pull my leg

He looks like a used car saleman, but he is really .. ... ....., so you can trust him. (honest)

on the level

It also ..... ..... .... the low level of environmental requirements in some of the applicant States. (mets en lumière)

sheds light upon

Well, I'm taking the ....'. ..... (la part du lion)

lion's share

company restructure .... . .... .. increased capacity. (en vue de)

with a view to

You stay up until two in the morning. You're such a ..... ...! (oiseau de nuit, couche-tard)

night owl

- You are the one, ...... .. .... (the best)

second to none

Come on, there's no use in crying over ..... ....

spilt milk

I checked ..... .... ... ...... of this place (tous les coins et recoins)

every nook and cranny

Time to ... . .... .., sweetheart! (hurry up)

get a move on

I'll watch some television, ... .. ..... ..... (go to bed early)

get an early night

My friend has really ... ... .... .. ... .... (mis dans le mille)

hit the nail on the head

That's my story in a ........ (in a few words)

in a nutshell

The guy wants to .... . .... for himself. (become famous)

make a name

I believe that the conditions are right for job creation now and, as we say in my country let's .... ... ..... ... ... ...... (take advantage of favourable circumtances)

make hay while the sun shines

She's making money .... .... .... with the business she started. (lot of money easily and quickly)

hand over fist

Therefore we consider the resolution .... ... .... (nuls et non avenus)

null and void

Let's see if I can .... . ....... (faire un miracle)

work a miracle

We triumphed ....... ... .... (contre toute attente)

against all odds

Whoa, no, wait, wait. I think you've got the ..... ... .. ... ..... (misunderstand completely)

wrong end of the stick

Presidential elections are also .. ... ...... there. (likely to happen)

in the offing

- You're getting a little ... ... ..... (H.S)

off the point

Do not think that I am in favour of ...-...-... protectionism. (total)

out-and-out

You know what will happen if our secrets get ... .. ... .... (revealed, known)

out in the open

Listen, Linc, you've done a great job getting us ... .. ... ...... ..., but it'll be for nothing If we end up back .. ... .... (from a situation to a worse)

out of the frying pan in the fire

These fundamental rights are .... ... ...... of democratic government. (partie intégrante)

part and parcel

I think it's time you children packed ........ your toys and went to bed.

up

At first scientists believed that the disease ........ from contaminated water. ORIGIN

originated

I can't thank you enough. The support you've given us both has been ........ . MEASURE

immeasurable

I finally ........ up the courage to go and see the Manager about a pay rise

plucked

The hospital would only give news to Trudy's ....... family and not her friends and distant relatives.

immediate

With regards to boxing, it's already .... ... ..... (plus du passé)

past its prime

Tonight's the night I ... ... ........ (marriage)

pop the question

The Prime Minister's answer was ..... ... ..... (brief; courte et efficace)

short and sweet

An expensive car is a ...... ...... (show your highsocial rank)

status symbol

We should ..... a party to mark the occasion. (hold a party)

throw

Yeah, well, I say originality without purpose is a ..... ........ (inutile IDIOM)

white elephant

"X," the ......... ........, is... (l'inconnue)

unknown quantity

We at the United Nations watched the events .. ..... ........ (de très près)

at close quarters

When both girls told John they had feelings for him, he was .. . ........ as to which girl he should be with. (undecided; face à un dilemme)

in a quandary

Buy me a beer, and we'll .... .. ..... (on sera quitte)

call it quits

I was up $60 and I decided to


.... .. ..... (stop/give up)

call it quits

Obviously, my caustic tongue ... them .. ... ..... (hurt feelings)

cut to the quick

When Dad finds out what you've done he's going to ... ... .... (sauter au plafond)

hit the roof

Thus, it ...... .. ...... to ban tobacco advertising in other media. (logical)

stands to reason

I'm sure you could have trusted her to .... it ...... (keep secret)

keep quiet

I know the ..... now, know what the tricks are. (les ficelles)

ropes

Everything you say here is confidential and ... ... ...... (unofficial)

off the record

Ask for M. Raoul, he'll give you a bottle, .. ... ..... (secretly)

on the quiet

I want to ... .... ..... somewhere. (settle down)

put down roots