PERSONALITY
IDIOMS WITH GET
MONEY
TRAVEL & TOURISM
EXPRESSIONS WITH TIME

100

My uncle has a very ....  He gets angry very easily.

quick temper

100

She always ....  He just does whatever she tells him to.

gets her own way

100

We live in a ... society, which is dominated by spending money on material possessions.

consumer

100

The shops are quite ___, but we bought some nice things. (designed to attract a lot of tourists)

touristy

100

I hate having to fill in my tax return.  It´s incredibly tedious and ___. (taking a lot or too much time)

time-consuming

200

Mum´s got a ....  She´s incredibly kind to everyone she meets.

heart of gold

200

My boyfriend just never ....  I keep dropping hints about us getting engaged, but he takes no notice.

gets the message

200

The standard ___ ___ in many European countries is lower than it was ten years ago.

of living

200

I think that restaurant´s ___.  (with a better reputation than it really deserves)

overrated

200

I can´t afford a new computer.  I´ll have to carry on with this one ___ ___ ___ ___. (for the present, until some other arrangement is made)

for the time being

300

My brother´s a real ....  He´s so annoying - he´s always taking my things.

pain in the neck

300

She really .... Everything about her irritates me, her voice, her smile - everything!

gets on my nerves

300

People´s income has gone up, but inflation is high, so the ___ ___ living has also risen.

cost of

300

It´s a lovely city, almost completely ___ by tourism.  (beautiful because it has not been changed)

unspoilt

300

I´m sorry.  I can´t help you this week.  I´m a little ___ ___ ___. (I don´t have enough time to help you)

short of time

400

My brother-in-law is very ....  He´s very sensible and practical.

down to earth

400

I´m not ... with this crossword.  It´s just too difficult for me.

getting anywhere

400

House prices are rising and people ___ ___ to buy a home.

can´t afford

400

We found a tiny café in the back streets of Venice, right ___.  (away from where people normally go)

off the beaten track

400

I think I need to take up a hobby.  I´ve got ___ ___ ___ ___ since I retired.

time on my hands

500

My boss is a bit of a ....  He´s unfriendly and he never shows his emotions.

cold fish

500

She really needs to ....  Her exam is in two weeks and she hasn´t even started studying.

get her act together

500

A lot of people are in debt and have problems getting a ___ to buy their first home, so it´s hard for first-time buyers to get on the property ___.

mortgage; ladder

500

The souvenirs were all plastic Eiffel towers and key rings, really ___ stuff. (cheap, badly made, and/or lacking in taste)

tacky

500

I really thought I was going to be late, but in the end I got to the airport with ___ ___ ___.  (earlier than necessary)

time to spare