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He had another ........ night last night lying in bed thinking about work. SLEEP

sleepless

I think I'll ........ off for a brochure for this holiday village. It looks lovely.

send

It's tearing me ........ to see my two best friends arguing so much. I wish they'd sort their differences out and start being friendly with each other again. (upset)

apart

The judge was forced to call the trial to an end and let the accused go free because of a legal ........ . (detail technique)

technicality

I agree with you ........ principle but I'm not sure your idea would work in practice.

in

My boss at work was ........ polite when I turned up late for the fifth time. ICE

icely

It was so cold that you could see ........ hanging fron the edge of the roof. ICE

icicles

At first he was ... .. ... in his new job. (in a state of confusion)

all at sea

The ........ ..... of her mother. (portrait craché)

spitting image

He's finally .... ... .. his ..... (sorti de sa coquille)

come out of shell

Mamma mia, .... .. .... again? (ça se voit?)

does it show?

Well, the little lady .... me ... ...., but I just hears her now. (faussé compagnie)

gave the slip

And I can get this land ... . .... (very cheap)

for a song

In politics, nothing is a ........ ..........(acquis d'avance)

a foregone conclusion

We must await the outcome of this, but it .... ....... ...... that the European Commission strongly supports these efforts. (il va sans dire)

goes without saying

I say it's time to ... ... .... (go to bed)

hit the sack

All of those organizations run on a .........., with skeleton staff. (on a very small budget)

on a shoestring

You need to .... your ..... .. (retrousser les manches)

pull socks up

They tortured me to ..... ... ..... (reveal sth)

spill the beans

OK, well, you know how I feel about it, but I'm not going to ..... .. your ... (mettre en travers de ton chemin)

stand in way

These decisions will be regarded by many fishermen in the UK and Ireland as ... .... ..... (la goutte d'eau qui....)

the last straw

You're too ..... ......., but I don't think she'll put up with it. (peau dure)

thick skinned

Vera will be ....... .... to see you. (happy)

tickled pink

That's my decision for ... .... ....., gentlemen. (temporaly)

the time being

Uh, Detective Norris and I will be back .. . .... (shortly soon)

in a tick

Oh, Charlie, you're .. ... .... .. .... (just in time)

in the nick of time

Blatter to ..... .... (resign)

stand down

He's a very ........ young man who is easily influenced by others. IMPRESSIVE

impressionable

The service I've received has been totally ........ and I insist on having my money returned. SATISFY

unsatisfactory

Yeah, .. ...... ......., LA's not looking so bad. (aprè une deuxième réflexion)

on second thought

Stop me if you think I'm speaking ... .. .... (à tort et à travers)

out of turn

After dinner, it is time to ..... ... .... ... and go out and enjoy a few cocktails in one of many café bars and dance the night away in the disco. (faire la foire)

paint the town red

Children from the age of 12 who .... ....... may be liable to a penalty, ranging from a warning to a fine. (faire l'école buissonière)

play truant

That's three weeks of ... .... (paperasse)

red tape

She stayed with him through ..... ... .... (contre vents et marées)

thick and thin

Up until then, it was pretty .....-...-.. (uncertain)

touch-and-go

Sacrifice is ... .... ...., but damaging your health. (c'est bien joli)

all very well

The business is .. ... .. ... .., (en plein boum)

on the up and up

Yeah. Well, I'm surprised to see you .. ... ..... so quick. (sur pied)

up and about

That ...... them .. ... ...., and rightly so. (make angry, annoy)

drives up the wall

Somebody got up .. ... ..... .... of the bed. (du pied gauche)

on the wrong side

Mr President, on behalf of our group I should like to .... .. ... to our anger, our bitterness and our strong condemnation of the serious violation of the international law of the UN Charter by all the countries that are embarking upon this war. ( donner libre cours/express sth freely)

give to vent

A cyclist must always ..... to pedestrians. (give way to)

yield

This argument does not .... ..... (tiens la route/not seem reasonable)

not hold water

US President Barack Obama made a ...... ..... to Copenhagen on Friday to promote Chicago's bid. (visite éclair)

flying visit

Everything's constantly in motion, so it's .. ...... that I'm nauseous. (pas étonnant)

no wonder

It is ..... ......, then, that Euroskepticism - in France, the Netherlands, and elsewhere - is on the rise. (peu étonnant)

little/small wonder

Forgive me if I've been .... .. ... ...... (long à la détente) (rapide)

slow on the uptake (quick)

Bob was simply too ... .. ... .... to form a lasting relationship with another human being (fixed in one's habits)

set in his ways

Here too, the figures ..... ....... (en disent long)

speak volumes

Young, .. ... ..... rocker arrested for killing his best friend. (plein d'avenir)

up and coming

There are ... ... ..... in all marriages. (des hauts et des bas)

ups and downs

I was just starting my career, you know, a reckless kid still ... ...... ... ....! ( sortant des jupons de sa mère)

wet behind the ears