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|Jay:||Hi Alex, how are you?|
|Alex:||Hi Jay! I’m great, thanks!|
|Jay:||I’ve heard through the grapevine that you are thinking about retirement. Is that true?|
|Alex:||Yeah, now that I’ve reached my autumn years, I am thinking why not turn a new leaf?|
|Jay:||Good for you! Any plans?|
|Alex:||Well, I have been saving for a rainy day all my life, so… I’m thinking of buying a cottage in the woods somewhere…|
|Jay:||You? In the woods? I’ve always thought that activities in the woods were driving you nuts!|
|Alex:||Yeah, why beat around the bush? You are absolutely right! I’m more of a city girl! Maybe I’ll just travel the world! So many beautiful cities, you know!|
|Jay:||Haha! Sounds like an awesome retirement plan! Well, good luck then! And safe travels!|
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Autumn years are counted:CorrectIncorrect
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- Don’t ______it around the ____, admit you cheated on the test!
- She is famous for ______around the bush.
- He _____it around the bush when asked which essay he liked the most.
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