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Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:
|Sandra:||It’s been raining cats and dogs since morning. I am bored to death sitting at home. Let’s go out.|
|Max:||Honey, I understand you are looking for some entertainment, but we can’t allow for more expenses. We have been saving for a rainy day, remember?|
|Sandra:||Well, I do remember that, but I think we are too hard on ourselves. When we go out, we feel better and this contributes to us having a healthy relationship…|
|Max:||You see, it’s not only about the money. I have work to do. My papers are due in a week and I am still staring at the white screen. I should start writing, because I have to hand them in, come rain or shine.|
|Sandra:||I always make plans for the weekends, Why do you always have to rain on my parade?|
|Max:||Look, I am sorry you feel this way. I don’t do it on purpose. I am just trying to dig myself out of this endless pile of work. And you know that when it rains, it pours. My course is about to finish, and at work I have some deadlines to meet…|
|Sandra:||Ok … but promise we are going to spend the next weekend together!|
|Max:||I’ll do my best, darling!|
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Can you shut the door so the rag doesn’t get wet? It ______________ today!CorrectIncorrect
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When you save something for a rainy day, you ___________CorrectIncorrect
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Daily, _________, I go out to walk my dog.CorrectIncorrect
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Who told you _____________? There is still an hour before the show, I am absolutely sure they are on their way with balloons and decorations.CorrectIncorrect
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John: Yesterday, I was closing the store by myself. Just as the fridge went down and I had to move all the food to the other one, the customers kept lining up at the cashier!
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