Exercise/test Expressions PULL, pull a fast one

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Test meaning of idiomatic expressions pull one’s finger out, pull the plug, pull strings

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Choose the right idiomatic phrase to complete these sentences with the right meaning

Expressions with PULL 1

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Question 1
A man tried to ….............. on me, he wanted to sell me some tickets for the big game. But they were obviously false to my local friend.
A
pull his weight
B
pull the plug
C
pull out all the stops
D
pull a fast one
Question 1 Explanation: 
pull a fast one = trick as a joke or a criminal act
Question 2
In this department we all …........... , it's a good team.
A
pull a fast one
B
pull our weight
C
pull our legs
D
pull the plug
Question 2 Explanation: 
pull our weight= do our share of the work
Question 3
After the doping scandal the sports wear company …............ on their financial support of the team
A
pulled a few strings
B
pulled a fast one
C
pulled their socks up
D
pulled the plug
Question 3 Explanation: 
pull the plug on = withdraw support, stop work on a project
Question 4
Mary's uncle ….......... to get her an interview with Roger Federer the tennis player.
A
pulled a few strings
B
pulled his socks up
C
pulled the rug out from under her
D
pulled a fast one
Question 4 Explanation: 
pull afew strings = use important contacts to improve things
Question 5
John's exam result was very poor. He needs to …............ before the next exam.
A
pull a few strings
B
pull a fast one
C
pull his socks up
D
pull his weight
Question 5 Explanation: 
pull one's socks up= do better, improve, make more effort
Question 6
The department are working 10 hours a day this week, they have to …................ to complete the project on Friday.
A
pull out all the stops
B
pull their weight
C
pull a few strings
D
pull the plug
Question 6 Explanation: 
pull out all the stops = work as hard as possible
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