Neck idioms

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Step 3

Read the dialogue to understand the correct usage of the idioms.

Zara:Hi, I’m planning to go see the start of the hockey playoffs. The Jets will be playing the Minnesota Wild. I’m sure it will be a neck and neck series.
Ash:I’ll be working late this weekend as I have to submit some pending reports. At times I feel my job has become a millstone around my neck. I promised to take my children for a movie too, but I can’t.
Zara:Oh! It seems you’re not happy with your new job. I remember in the beginning you were quite excited to work there.
Ash:Well, the administration at my work has changed. My new boss is a real pain in the neck.
Zara:So that’s the reason. But how long will you drag yourself around like this?
Ash:I have taken a loan for my house and it has become a yoke around my neck. I can’t even think of quitting my job right now,at least until I find a better one.
Zara:I totally agree with you. You shouldn’t stick your neck out right now.

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