Idioms and Phrases

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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword

In the following sentences the idioms are colored
blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.

• His friends expected that he could
get off with a fine. (Escape)

• It is hard to
get on with a suspicious man. (Live socially with)

• The thief
got away. (Escaped)

• I can’t
get out this strain. (Remove)

• The revolt of the tribal chiefs has been
got under. (Subdued)

• The dog tried to
get at me. (Attack)

• He has
got through his examinations (Passed)

• They soon
got the fire under by pouring water over it. (Under control)

• You were lucky to
get out of his clutches. (Escape from)

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