Honesty idioms

Step 1

Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.

Step 2

Listen to a conversation between Syd and Len.

Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Len:Wow, that is a stunner. When do you get this little Beetle?
Syd:I’ve had it for about a few months now.
Len:You don’t seem too excited.
Syd:I went online to review the dealership where I got it from. Looks like they sold me a lemon. Not uncommon, apparently
Len:I am sorry. I should have told you that they tried to lead me up the garden path too. I checked with my brother-in-law who is a mechanic, he told me these people have a reputation of being dishonest.
Syd:Really? They told me this thing only had 65,000 km on it and had never been in an accident. I have had so many issues since I got it.  They were bending the truth about that…
Len:Syd, you’re such an honest guy that you take everyone at face value. Don’t get so down on yourself, you hear?
Syd:I guess so. It’s just sad to see that they could lie through their teeth. Well, I am going to post my review. Just to warn others…
Len:Not a bad idea.

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Honesty idioms

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