Dog in the manger

A. An undersized bull almost the shape of a dog
B. A person who puts himself in difficulties on account of other people
C. A person who prevents others from enjoying something useless to himself
D. A dog that has no kennel of its own

Answer

Correct Answer: C. A person who prevents others from enjoying something useless to himself

“A wet blanket” means:

A. an exceedingly complicated problem or deadlock
B. a small or insignificant member of a larger organization or system
C. a rich, older, man who supports or spends lavishly on a usually much younger girlfriend
D. a dull or depressing person who spoils other people’s enjoyment

Answer

Correct Answer: D. a dull or depressing person who spoils other people’s enjoyment

Use in Sentence

Instead of being a help, the new manager has become a wet blanket for the staff.

“A sugar daddy” means ____.

A. an exceedingly complicated problem or deadlock
B. a small or insignificant member of a larger organization or system
C. a rich, older, man who supports or spends lavishly on a usually much younger girlfriend
D. a dull or depressing person who spoils other people’s enjoyment

Answer

Correct Answer: C. a rich, older, man who supports or spends lavishly on a usually much younger girlfriend

Use in Sentence

When you tell him that he’s a sugar daddy, he gets very angry.

“A cog in the machine” means:

A. an exceedingly complicated problem or deadlock
B. a small or insignificant member of a larger organization or system
C. a rich, older, man who supports or spends lavishly on a usually much younger girlfriend
D. a dull or depressing person who spoils other people’s enjoyment

Answer

Correct Answer: B. a small or insignificant member of a larger organization or system

Use in Sentence

This warehouse is an important cog in our distribution machine.

A Gordian Knot means:

A. an exceedingly complicated problem or deadlock
B. a small or insignificant member of a larger organization or system
C. a rich, older, man who supports or spends lavishly on a usually much younger girlfriend
D. a dull or depressing person who spoils other people’s enjoyment

Answer

Correct Answer: A. an exceedingly complicated problem or deadlock

Use in Sentence

Homelessness in the inner cities has become a real Gordian Knot.

“Freudian slip” means ______.

A. to retract what one has said
B. unintentional error that seems to reveal subconscious feelings
C. a person who stops other people from enjoying what he cannot use or does not want
D. a narrow escape from danger

Answer

Correct Answer: B. unintentional error that seems to reveal subconscious feelings

Use in Sentence

In an unguarded moment I told him the secret of her marriage. It was a Freudian slip.

“A close shave” means:

A. to retract what one has said
B. unintentional error that seems to reveal subconscious feelings
C. a person who stops other people from enjoying what he cannot use or does not want
D. a narrow escape from danger

Answer

Correct Answer: D. a narrow escape from danger

Use in Sentence

Correct Answer: Our car collided with a tree but all of us were miraculously unhurt. It was a close shave.

“Dog in the manger” means:

A. to retract what one has said
B. a narrow escape from danger
C. a person who stops other people from enjoying what he cannot use or does not want
D. unintentional error that seems to reveal subconscious feelings

Answer

Correct Answer: C. a person who stops other people from enjoying what he cannot use or does not want

Use in Sentence

We asked our neighbour for the fence posts he had leftover, but,  like a dog in the manger, he threw them out rather than give them to us.