He was forced to resign from his company with his tail between his legs after he was caught lying about his expense account.
I had to take a back seat to my partner when we went on the business trip.
She took a bath on the stock market last year and is afraid to invest in stocks now.
His father really took a beating on the stock market recently.
Have you decided to take a crack at the entrance exam in June?
Our company takes a dim view of people who do not wear a suit and tie.
We took advantage of the beautiful weather and went to the beach.
He is tall and handsome like his father and seems to take after him in other ways as well.
He stopped at the side of the road to take a leak when he was walking home last night.
I don`t know where he is but I think that he took a powder right after the meeting.
Her daughter took a shine to her new teacher and is very happy at school now.
The Prime Minister finally took a stand on the tax issue.
We plan to take a trip to Italy in November.
He had to take back what he said about his boss in front of his co-workers.
The army took the town by storm and was easily able to capture all of the enemy troops.
The rock band took the town by storm when they came to town.
You should take care of your health or you will get sick.
Could you please take care of these letters while I make some phone calls.
I took down many notes during the lecture last week.
We took down our tent as soon as it began to rain.
He was taken down a notch by his boss because he was beginning to act in an arrogant manner.
The new laws related to alcohol took effect early last month.
He took exception to the fact that everyone was able to go and play golf except for himself.
The man took the young boy for a robber and called the police.
I was taken for a ride by the used car salesman. The car that I bought is not very good.
I took it for granted that you knew him. Otherwise I would have introduced you.
He took heart from his previous failure and decided to try again.
She took ill during her holiday and spent most of the time in her hotel.
We decided to go and take in a movie last night.
The tailor took in the waist of my suit pants and they now fit much better.
The course was very difficult but I tried to take in as much as possible.
We were able to take in a lot of money last night at the charity auction.
The farmer took in the couple for the night after their car broke down.
The boxer took his loss in stride and began to prepare for his next fight.
He is quite sensitive and can never really take it if I make a joke about him.
I take it that you are not going to come to the graduation ceremony next week.
I`ve been working hard all month so I have decided to take it easy for a few days.
Our team took it on the chin at the baseball tournament last week.
Although he has much stress from work he is careful not to take it out on his friends or family.
His new job and the long hours have begun to take their toll on his health.
He doesn`t take kindly to people telling him how to run his business.
I think that he has taken leave of his senses. He has been acting very strange lately.
She is taking liberties with her friend by always borrowing her car.
I was taken aback when she said that she didn`t want to work with us any longer.
Please take off your shoes before you enter our house.
He was sick and had to take off a week from work.
We decided to take off right after the concert ended.
The flight took off right on time.
Recently he has begun to take on too many things at work and has become very tired.
The factory took on over fifty new employees last month.
He has begun to take on the look of a university professor although he has only been working at the university for a short time.
The ship took on most of its cargo the week before it left the port.
You really have to take your hat off to him. He has built up his company from almost nothing.
He likes to criticize everyone but can never take his own medicine when others criticize him.
He took his time in returning the book he had borrowed.
I finally had a chance to take out the new woman from work last week.
Our company was taken over by a foreign company last month.
Are you planning to take part in the seminar next week?
The game took place on the coldest day of the year.
You should not take sides in the argument or both sides will hate you.
I think that they really took him for a ride when he was visiting last year.
He was taken to the cleaners when he decided to buy the series of books from the salesman.
Please take into account that she has only been studying French for a few weeks.
I am very angry and won`t take what he says lying down.
You shouldn`t really take what he says to heart. He is really very kind.
You can take everything that he says with a grain of salt.
The company has begun to take steps to stop people from smoking in the main office building.
The store will be closed for three days next week while the company is taking stock.
She took no stock in the idea that women could not work as firefighters as well as men.
After taking stock of the situation he decided that it would be difficult to continue working for the company.
He finally decided to take the bull by the horns and started to plan their anniversary party.
We had a drink of hot chocolate in order to take the edge off the cold weather.
He decided to take the Fifth rather than tell the truth at the trial.
He finally decided to take the plunge and will get married next year.
The owner of the restaurant was forced to take the rap over allowing underage workers to work at night.
He took the words right out of my mouth when he answered your question.
He took to the job of administrator very easily and was a great success.
They took to the new coach immediately and did very well during the beginning of the season.
I was taken to task by the supervisor for not arriving at work on time.
He went to Las Vegas and was taken to the cleaners by the card dealers.
He decided to take to the woods rather than wait to talk to his wife.
We had to take turns using the dictionary as there was only one.
He has taken the new employee under his wing and is teaching him about the company.
He has a lot of free time lately and has decided to take up fishing as a hobby.
All of his evenings have been taken up by his hobby of building model airplanes.
We decided to take up a collection in order to help repair the old building.
We took up the lesson where we had finished last week.
I went back to the department store to see if they could take up my suit pants.
The citizens were not willing to take up arms to try and change their government.
She is very strict and never allows her children to talk back to her.
He is always talking big but nobody believes what he says.
I don`t really like her because she is always talking down to the people around her.
She finally talked her father into lending her the family car.
We stayed up late last night and talked out the problem.
I spent about an hour yesterday trying to talk my friend out of quitting his job.
You had better talk over your plans with your parents before you decide what to do.
Everyone at the restaurant decided that they would not talk shop during the dinner.
He is always talking through his hat and you never know if you can believe him or not.
Now you`re talking turkey so let`s finish and go home.
The manager was talking up the product as we entered the meeting.
The boy`s mother threatened to tan his hide if he did not behave himself.
The rain began to taper off early in the afternoon.
The teacher said that she would tar and feather anyone who didn`t do their homework.
The city decided to tear down the building because it was unsafe.
The audience tore down his argument after he finished the lecture.
The child tore up the new telephone book.
It is hard to tell the two sisters apart.
Although what he said was very difficult for everyone to believe he decided to tell it like it is anyway.
She said that she was going to start her own business but I told her to tell it to the marines as I didn`t believe her.
He told his neighbor off after their music was too loud last night.
She told on her brother for eating the cake.
The problem was really a tempest in a teapot and after a few days everyone had forgotten about it.
"Ten-four", he said when his friend asked him if he understood the plan.
They have been on tenterhooks all week while waiting for the decision about the Olympics.
That will be the day that he is willing to put you in charge of running the restaurant.
He is a little bit thick and never understands what I want to say.
I would think better of going to Europe in the winter if I have a chance to go again.
She is not very happy and seems to think little of the people that she is working with.
When he goes drinking he thinks nothing of spending most of his money at one time.
I didn`t really have time to think out the problem of where everyone would sleep before the guests arrived.
I am sorry. I was thinking out loud about the new system we have started.
He carefully thought over his plans before talking to his supervisor.
You should think twice before you go ahead and quit your job.
He has thought up a lot of interesting ideas for his company.
His mother gave him the third degree when he came home late last night.
I saw him walking down the street last night but he seemed to have three sheets to the wind.
I heard it through the grapevine that he was going to move to Paris next summer.
He has really been through the mill after his divorce and loss of job.
Her husband is always ready to help her and supports her through thick and thin.
Everything was going well until he threw me a curve and told me that we would have to move to another office building next month.
He threw a monkey wrench into our plans to go to the lake for the summer.
He threw away a chance to get a good education when he began to work when he was very young.
My boss quickly threw cold water on my plan to go to New York on a field trip.
The government threw down the gauntlet to the opposition party to either give an alternative or stop criticizing the government`s plans.
When we bought the car the dealer threw in some new tires as a bonus.
He decided to throw in his lot with the members of the company who were on strike.
The boxer threw in the towel about half way through the match.
I was able to throw off my cold and quickly recovered.
The criminals threw off the police and escaped into the subway.
He has been throwing his weight around ever since he got his new promotion.
The umpire threw out the coach for arguing with him.
When they decided to get rid of all of the computers because one was broken it was like throwing the baby out with the bath water. They only needed one new computer.
The government threw the book at him after he was convicted of drunk driving.
We didn`t have much time last night so we threw together a quick meal and then went to the football game.
We were thrown together with some strange people when the storm forced the plane to delay its flight for a day.
The small boy was thrown to the wolves when he was made to join the team of older players.
He threw up two times after he got food poisoning from the seafood.
He threw up his hands and decided to let the students go home early.
Their car had a flat tire so they thumbed a lift to the nearest gas station.
The star player thumbed his nose at the fans when they began to boo him.
He was tickled pink to be awarded a prize for growing the best flowers.
I lent him some money to tide him over until he gets paid.
They decided to tie the knot after seeing each other for over three years.
The project tied him down for over three months.
I never see him anymore as he is tied down because of his busy schedule at work.
The merchandise was tied in with the movie and had very good sales.
The highway traffic was tied up for over three hours last night.
I was tied up this morning so I was unable to answer the phone.
All of his money is tied up in real estate investments.
Our company decided to tie up with a company from Sweden to make the pollution control equipment.
The ship docked at the pier three days before it was ready to load.
He was tied up in knots before the speech at the convention.
We will have to tighten our belts for awhile until the economy improves.
They are in a very tight spot since the head salesman quit.
The company is in a tight squeeze now that sales are down from last year.
I have told her time after time to be careful with her spelling.
She had the time of her life when she went to Rome last summer.
During the game we took some time out to rest.
The police were tipped off that there was going to be a robbery at the bank.
His ability to speak French tipped the balance in his favor to get the job at the embassy.
The sumo wrestler tipped the scales at over 200 kilograms.
My father was tired out after working hard all day.
The government policy was a tit for tat response to any attacks against its territory.
He is honest to a fault and will not say anything unless it is the absolute truth.
They went to and fro between the two items trying to decide what to buy.
That new suit fits you to a T.
To be sure it would be better to talk to the president of the company in person.
You will not only need a new video. You will need a new television to boot.
The children were forced to toe the line when the new teacher arrived.
The army brought the citizens to heel when they entered the town.
The union leader was forced to tone down his language after the strike began to grow violent.
It is too bad that the university decided to close the bookstore last year.
Our new boss is too big for his breeches and needs someone to tell him to change his behavior.
He has too many irons in the fire at the moment and has no time for other things.
He is a very good dresser although he doesn`t have a penny to his name.
He had three suits made to order when he visited Hong Kong last year.
He decided to fight tooth and nail to get a transfer to another department of the company.
When he buys a new car he always buys a top-drawer model.
His car fell to pieces during his recent trip to Alaska.
He loves his little girl to pieces.
They had a top-notch cook at the restaurant but he left last month.
The conference was topped off by a large dinner on the last day.
My apartment was topsy-turvy so I stayed home to clean up.
We didn`t do anything to speak of during the summer vacation.
He tossed off a couple of drinks before he went home for the evening.
He was able to toss off the answer to the question easily when the teacher asked him.
The boys was tossed out of the restaurant for their bad behavior.
He became wet to the bone when the sudden storm appeared.
To the eye it looked like a nice hotel but when we entered it was not very good at all.
He always tries to live his life to the full.
He has been up to the hilt in debt since he bought that car.
The police officer always follows the law to the letter.
They made an effort to the nth degree but were unable to successfully complete the project.
The damage that he did to his car was to the tune of about $2000.
The credit agency pushed him to the wall and he finally had to declare bankruptcy.
It was touch and go as to whether she was going to survive after the car accident.
The fire at the oil refinery touched off an explosion that destroyed many tanks.
The arrest of the labor leader touched off a riot among the citizens.
The news article about the company touched upon their previous legal problems.
I decided to have the repair shop touch up several places on my car where the paint was bad.
My essay will be done as soon as I touch up some of the weak spots.
He received a tough break when he became sick immediately before the music contest.
He thinks that Hawaii is a tourist trap and doesn`t want to go there for his holiday.
He has been a real tower of strength to his sister since her husband died.
I have been trying to track down an old Beatles album for many months.
He traded in his old car for a new one.
We always travel very light when we go on a holiday.
I don`t want to tread on her toes because she is the most powerful supervisor in this company.
He treated me to a dinner at the restaurant.
They worked by trial and error until they found a solution to the parking problems at the factory.
We sent up a trial balloon to see who would support our plan to enlarge the factory.
He knows many of the tricks of the trade in the publishing business.
It`s Friday night so let`s go downtown and trip the light fantastic.
The teacher tripped up over the correct pronunciation of the president`s name.
He was arrested on trumped up charges of selling illegal CDs.
His trump card was his knowledge of the sales figures that nobody else knew..
You should try on that jacket before you buy it.
I have decided to try my hand at sailing a boat this summer.
We were not allowed to try the computer out before we bought it.
Their son has decided to try out for the football team this summer.
The children played tug-of-war at the summer camp.
The two countries have been in a tug-of-war over the territory for many years.
We were able to tune in to the basketball game when we were driving to work this morning.
She is always going to workshops and taking short courses to help her tune in to her feelings.
The orchestra tuned up their instruments before the performance.
We took our car to the garage to be tuned up before we went on our holiday.
The company turned a deaf ear to our demands for more money and holidays.
I went over to my next door neighbor and asked him to turn down his stereo.
The union turned down the company offer of more money but no change in working conditions.
I turned in the wallet that I had found to the police.
The department store turned in the shoplifter to the police.
We decided to turn in about 9:00 PM last night.
Please turn off the lights before you go out.
When we arrived at the small store we decided to turn off on the small road.
Her constant complaining always turns me off.
Please turn on the radio so we can hear the evening news.
She was turned on by the idea of going to Spain for the summer.
He used to be my friend but he suddenly turned on me last summer.
She turned her back on her friend when she asked for help writing the exam paper.
Seeing the car accident turned my stomach.
The mailman turned on his heel when when he saw the large dog.
The man decided to turn his son out of the house when he refused to get a job.
He turned out his pockets when he was looking for his car keys.
At first we thought the weather would be terrible but it actually turned out fine.
The car company is turning out over 8,000 cars a week now.
Over 50.000 people turned out for the football game.
He always turns out the light if he doesn`t need it.
The ferry turned over during the winter storm.
I turned over the keys of my apartment to the landlord when I went away for a month.
It was too cold in the morning so the car engine would not turn over.
We were able to turn over most of our stock of air conditioners during the summer.
I`m going to turn over a new leaf and begin to practice the piano every day.
My grandmother would turn over in her grave if she knew that I had lost my job and was not working.
The young boys turned tail when the farmer began to chase them from the field.
The politician wanted to turn the clock back to an earlier time but of course everyone knew it was impossible.
He decided to turn the other cheek when the man tried to start a fight in the restaurant.
The opposing team were able to finally turn the tables and won the game.
At the beginning of the game they were losing badly but they turned the tide and finally won the game.
He wanted to win two prizes at the competition but was unable to turn the trick and only won one.
My supervisor turned thumb downs to my plan to work on a more flexible schedule.
He turned to his wife`s parents for advice about buying a house.
They turned up when the party was almost over.
My wallet turned up in my suit jacket - just where I left it.
He turned up his nose at the offer of a job in another department of the company.
He was sitting around twiddling his thumbs all day and didn`t get any work done.
She is able to easily twist her supervisor around her little finger and gets whatever she wants at work.
He didn`t have to twist my arm to get me to go to the movie. I wanted to go anyway.
He bought several used books for two bits each.
Although his stereo works well I wouldn`t give him two cents for it.
He is always talking and I never have a chance to put in my two cents worth.
I think he is two-faced and can never be trusted.
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