Exercise 3

Read each of the texts below and fill in the blanks with the corresponding idioms in Part A.

To look at the definition of the difficult words (yellow words) drag your cursor over them.

Part A

Tie the knot, like a bull in a china shop, kill two birds with one stone, back to square one.

Farm Bill negotiations are now that the congressional debt-reduction Super Committee has failed to come up with a proposal. That’s the word from U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. “We’re going to have to have hearings, and we’re going to have to have member input, and we’re going to have to have input from all the commodity folks and farm organizations,” he told AgriTalk radio on Tuesday.

"Survivor" host Jeff Probst has in a ceremony at a private home in Los Angeles, People.com reported.Probst and Lisa Ann Russell married Monday in front of close family and friends, a spokesperson for the couple said.This is the second marriage for both. Russell, 40, shares custody of two children with "Franklin & Bash" actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar, 38, who got engaged to advertising executive Catriona McGann this summer.

For those "hard to shop for" individuals, charitable gifts on their behalf or in their honor, such as purchasing a cow, pig or chickens for an individual or family in a developing or third world country can be an excellent and meaningful choice. By purchasing your holiday cards and/or gifts through a charity or a charity gift catalog, you are supporting that charity and hence the mission of the charity! By utilizing charitable gift catalogs, it becomes an easy way to ... so to speak!

And if you can just walk and put pressure on him, he can change the distance a little bit and create a gap and he is good at counter punching with the left hook or the right hand. So you have to be aware of these things – you can't just walk in like a bull in a china shop – you cant just go and break things – it is – someone is going to charge you for those things.