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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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- If a person sticks his neck out, it means…..
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The teacher calls Akram a pain in the neck because…CorrectIncorrect
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When Mervi lost his job, the repayments on the house became a yoke around his neck. This means that..CorrectIncorrect
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