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Missing Letters make Idioms

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    The idioms and other expressions in sentences 1 - 20 have had some letters removed. Replace
    the letters in the idioms. These letters, when used in the same order as they appear in the
    sentences, can be used to make an informal spoken expression which is used for saying that
    in difficult situations, the best people will work harder to succeed, and will not stop trying.
    1) Originally we were going to have a private marriage ceremony, but in the end we went the _
    _ ol_ hog and had  a big lavish wedding. (to do something in a very thorough or enthuisatic
    way)
    2) After fifteen years with the company, Michael decided it was time to go it alo _e. (to work for
    yourself and by yourself)
    3) The bill comes to £66. Shall we go Du_c_? (when eating out with a friend or friends, each
    person pays for what they have eaten and drunk)
    4) Hi, Charlotte. How ar_ thin_s g_ing? (an informal spoken expression that you use when you
    want to know how someone is)
    5) It's going to rain later. Let's leave now wh_le the goi_g is _ood. (an informal expression
    meaning to do something before any problem happen that will prevent you from doing it)
    6) My fiancée wants to hire a limousine for our wedding day, but I'm going to _o one b_t_er
    and hire a Rolls Royce. (to do something in a bigger and more expressive way)
    7) Gas prices are very expensive. It goe_ wi_h_ut saying that customers would prefer them to
    be cheaper. (an expression that is used when you think that someone will already know what
    you are going to tell them.
    8) Because of the current government, our country is going to rack and r_in. (to beome less
    successful)
    9) There are so many hooligans and larger louts in our town that at night it becomes a No-_o
    area. (an area of town that is not considered safe because there a high levels of crime and
    violence there)


    10) If you're angry, go fo a long walk or something. Just don't _ave a go a_ me! (to criticise
    someone strongly or shout at them because you are angry)
    11) Our plans went well at first, but suddenly everything went _aywir_. (to stop working or
    behaving correctly)
    12) Amy and Carol really went to _ _wn on the party decorations. (to do something very well or
    make something look very good by spending a lot of money on it)
    13) I really want the job, and I'm going to go all o_t to get it. (to try as hard as you can to
    achieve something)
    14) I've told my boss that he's stupid, rude and arrogant. Oh well, ban_ goes my c_ance of
    promotion. (an informal spoken expression that you use when you have ruined the possibility
    of achieving something)
    15) This restaurant used to be the best in town, but since it was taken over by a new manager,
    it's really gone to the do_s. (of a place, not as good as it was in the past)
    16) "Ian is so ugly! Can you imagine kissing him?"  -  "Yuck! Don't _ven go _here!"  (an informal
    spoken expression that you use when you do not want someone to say something)
    17) I bought this television in the sales. It was going for a son_. (very cheap)
    18) I can't work properly with all this c_m_ng and going. (noise and disturbance by people
    moving around a lot)
    19) "I've made some tea. Would you like a little cup? - Oh, go o_, of course you do! (a spoken
    expression used to encouraging someone to do something)
    20) After several meetings with the directors, he _ot the go-ahead to open a new office in
    Manchester. (to receive permission to do something)
    Write the expression now


    The idioms and other expressions in sentences 1 - 20 have had some letters removed. Replace
    the letters in the idioms. These letters, when used in the same order as they appear in the
    sentences, can be used to make an informal spoken expression which is used for saying that in
    difficult situations, the best people will work harder to succeed, and will not stop trying.
    1) Originally we were going to have a private marriage ceremony, but in the end we went the _
    _ ol_ hog and had  a big lavish wedding. (to do something in a very thorough or enthuisatic
    way)
    wentthewholehog
    WHE
    2) After fifteen years with the company, Michael decided it was time to go it alo _e. (to work for
    yourself and by yourself)
    goit alone
    WHEN
    3) The bill comes to £66. Shall we go Du_c_? (when eating out with a friend or friends, each
    person pays for what they have eaten and drunk)
    go Dutch
    WHENTH
    4) Hi, Charlotte. How ar_ thin_s g_ing? (an informal spoken expression that you use when you
    want to know how someone is)
    How are things going
    WHENTHEGO
    5) It's going to rain later. Let's leave now wh_le the goi_g is _ood. (an informal expression
    meaning to do something before any problem happen that will prevent you from doing it)
    while the going is good
    WHENTHEGOING
    6) My fiancée wants to hire a limousine for our wedding day, but I'm going to _o one b_t_er
    and hire a Rolls Royce. (to do something in a bigger and more expressive way)
    go one better
    WHENTHEGOINGGET
    7) Gas prices are very expensive. It goe_ wi_h_ut saying that customers would prefer them to
    be cheaper. (an expression that is used when you think that someone will already know what
    you are going to tell them.
    it goes without saying that........

    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTO
    8) Because of the current government, our country is going to rack and r_in. (to beome less
    successful)
    going to rack and ruin (This expression can also be used to describe a building that needs to be
    repaired)
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOU
    9) There are so many hooligans and larger louts in our town that at night it becomes a No-_o
    area. (an area of town that is not considered safe because there a high levels of crime and
    violence there)
    no-go area
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUG
    10) If you're angry, go fo a long walk or something. Just don't _ave a go a_ me! (to criticise
    someone strongly or shout at them because you are angry)
    have a go at
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUGH,T
    11) Our plans went well at first, but suddenly everything went _aywir_. (to stop working or
    behaving correctly)
    went haywire
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUGH,THE
    12) Amy and Carol really went to _ _wn on the party decorations. (to do something very well or
    make something look very good by spending a lot of money on it)
    went to town
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUGH,THETO
    13) I really want the job, and I'm going to go all o_t to get it. (to try as hard as you can to
    achieve something)
    go all out
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUGH,THETOU
    14) I've told my boss that he's stupid, rude and arrogant. Oh well, ban_ goes my c_ance of
    promotion. (an informal spoken expression that you use when you have ruined the possibility
    of achieving something)
    bang goes my chance of (We can say there goes my chance of..........)
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUGH,THETOUGH
    15) This restaurant used to be the best in town, but since it was taken over by a new manager,
    it's really gone to the do_s. (of a place, not as good as it was in the past)


    gone to the dogs
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUGH,THETOUGHG
    16) "Ian is so ugly! Can you imagine kissing him?"  -  "Yuck! Don't _ven go _here!"  (an informal
    spoken expression that you use when you do not want someone to say something)
    Don't even go there!
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUGH,THETOUGHGET
    17) I bought this television in the sales. It was going for a son_. (very cheap)
    going for a song
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUGH,THETOUGHGETG
    18) I can't work properly with all this c_m_ng and going. (noise and disturbance by people
    moving around a lot)
    coming and going
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUGH,THETOUGHGETGOI
    19) "I've made some tea. Would you like a little cup? - Oh, go o_, of course you do! (a spoken
    expression used to encouraging someone to do something)
    go on
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUGH,THETOUGHGETGOIN
    20) After several meetings with the directors, he _ot the go-ahead to open a new office in
    Manchester. (to receive permission to do something)
    got the go-ahead
    WHENTHEGOINGGETSTOUGH,THETOUGHGETGOING
    Write the expression now
    'When the going gets tough, the tough get going'!
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going
    The way to overcome adversity is to try harder.
    When things get difficult only the tough/strong ones will keep going OR
    When there is a crisis try harder
    

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