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In the following sentences, choose the correct meaning of the highlighted idioms on good and bad.
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1. I bought a new biker jacket, but my brother had to 'go one better' by buying the most expensive one in the shop.
buying something superior to everyone else's
do something better than somebody else
purchasing a pricey item even if you already have one
2. We get 'the best of both worlds' by living in Italy and working in the United States.
getting the chance to live in both places
allows the best of all in the world
have the advantages of two different things
3. Jerry quickly realised that he would have to settle for 'second best'.
not as good as the thing you really want
It’s always best to select the second option
settling for the best of all possible outcomes
4. It's conceivable that the breakup of their relationship is 'for the best'.
all the breakups are best to do
good decisions are sometimes hard to take
unpleasant now, but it’ll all work out in the end
5. Curran is hoping that his internship at a reputed culinary school will 'stand' him 'in good stead' when he looks for a job after college. (stand in good stead)
to be beneficial in the future based on experience
In difficult times, someone from the internship firm will be there for them.
gets a job from the same company
6. Janet tried to learn to ski but soon 'give it up as a bad job'.
lose something good for a bad one
decide that it is impossible to do something
stop doing a useless thing
7. The project manager was anxious that the presentation had shown him 'in a bad light'.
presentation shown in poor lighting
negatively; under unfavourable situations
something cancelled due to a poor performance
8. 'If worst comes to worst', the company will file for bankruptcy.
if the preferred outcome happens
informs bank about the worst situation
if the most serious or difficult situations arise
9. If these covid infections continue to spread at this rate, the global situation will 'go from bad to worse'.
got even worse than it was before
something is gradually worsening
unhappy about the current situation
10. The grandmother found herself 'in a bad spot' after she lost her money on a trip to Mexico.
in a problematic situation
trapped in a strange place that is frightening
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Idioms - Good and Bad
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