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Idiomatic Noun Phrases in English
Match the beginnings and endings of these noun phrases,
then match each phrase to the meaning
Vocabulary: noun collocations (with "of")
Connect a noun with a phrase :
Copy each noun and enter the noun against each phrase.
Click each noun to look up in the dictionary
- a grain of
- pearls of
- a load of
- a slip of
- a difference of
- a heart of
- a lapse of
- a term of
- the price of
- (without) fear of
- a question of
2 - Do you know what they mean ?
Finish each sentence to show that you understand the meaning.
- Be very kind. He has a
heart of gold
- A small amount of truth. A grain of
grain of truth
- The consequence of not succeeding.
The price of
price of failure
- A slight disagreement. A difference of
A difference of opinion
- When it is necessary to wait for something.
It's a question of
A question of time
- Something you say when you mean to say something else.
A slip of the
A slip of the tongue.
- A way you address someone you love
A term of
A term of endearment
- Sure that no one else will say you are wrong.
Without fear of
Without fear of contradiction.
- A short time when someone is careless or forgetful.
A lapse of
A lapse of concentration.
- To say something is complete nonsense or stupid (spoken informal)
A load of
A load of rubbish.
- Wise remarks (often used jokingly to mean slightly stupid remarks) .
Pearls of wisdom
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