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Find the correct meaning of the highlighted idiomatic phrases in the given sentences.
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1. John spent £500 of my money. I’ll never lend him my credit card again. I’ve 'learnt my lesson'.
someone finally becomes aware of the fact
you had a negative experience and decide to never let it happen again
figured out how to use the credit card
2. I don’t want to see him anymore. Why doesn’t he 'get the message'?
someone acts stupid when you tell the true facts
sending someone a text message
understands what someone means even if they don't say it directly
3. When her second novel was rejected by the publisher, she 'put it down to experience' and began another one.
instead of being upset from a bad experience, deciding to learn from it
decided to gain more experience on that
owing to lack of experience, plan to do another job
4. Richard Branson has no formal education, yet he has become successful through the 'school of hard knocks'.
someone achieved success in life because they worked hard in school
negative experiences that persist even after their success
experiences of hardship and disappointment that teach someone about life
5. She’s decided to write her memoirs to 'set the record straight' once and for all.
to tell true facts about something that people have a misunderstanding about
keep the memoirs up to date so that others may learn about it
someone becomes aware of the fact
6. I 'heard through the grapevine' that Eldrick and Shanice are getting a divorce.
someone's decision that makes other people pleased
to hear news from someone who had heard it from someone else
Someone does something silly that irritates them terribly
7. I thought I was driving through a meteor shower last night, but it turned out to be 'a figment of my imagination'.
something that happens to them that appears in someone's imagination
something that appears to be real but afterwards is actually imagined
anything that appears in their imagination becomes a real
8. A: How long has this milk been in the fridge? ; B: 'Beats me'. Check the expiry date.
You do this before you ask me
Please do not question me
I do not know
9. I think she’s 'having second thoughts about' leaving London.
to begin to doubt a decision that you have already made
made a different decision but carried out the old one
becoming confused as a result of two different thoughts
10. There are many helpful books that can advise on 'the ins and outs' of dieting.
to know about where to begin and where to end
all the details or facts that you need to know
the things we should do while we're on a diet
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Idiomatic Phrasal Verbs
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