Power and Authority

Level:

Advanced

Category:

Vocabulary Exercises

Group:

Idioms

Please select the best answer for each blank:

 
 

1 - I wouldn't upset him. He has friends in high ______ .

a - muscles
b - places
c - scrape
d - boots
e - finger
 

2 - There's no need to throw your ______ around like that.

a - hand
b - boots
c - shakers
d - muscles
e - weight
 

3 - She has him wrapped around her little ______ .

a - powers
b - scrape
c - agenda
d - finger
e - hand
 

4 - Who is the big ______ around here?

a - shakers
b - friends
c - powers
d - noise
e - agenda
 

5 - He thinks he is an important person. He has delusions of ______ .

a - show
b - hand
c - finger
d - friends
e - grandeur
 
 

6 - Harry is the big boss. He's the person that runs the ______

a - muscles
b - finger
c - shakers
d - scrape
e - show
 

7 - I'm not prepared to bow and ______ to my boss to get promotion.

a - weight
b - boots
c - shakers
d - palm
e - scrape
 

8 - He has a lot of power. He's one of the ______ and shakers around here.

a - delusions
b - weight
c - friends
d - palm
e - movers
 

9 - You have to listen to what I say. I'm the person that calls the ______ .

a - movers
b - scrape
c - boots
d - shots
e - finger
 

10 - She'll do what I want. I've got her in the ______ of my hand.

a - powers
b - boots
c - grandeur
d - weight
e - palm
 

11 - We need to convince the movers and the ______ in each company.

a - places
b - movers
c - shakers
d - palm
e - noise
 

12 - Be careful what you say to him. He has ______ in high places.

a - movers
b - finger
c - powers
d - shots
e - friends
 

13 - He thinks he is much more important than he really is. He has ______ of grandeur.

a - powers
b - boots
c - delusions
d - noise
e - friends
 

14 - It's about time we flexed our ______ a bit and showed them exactly how powerful we are.

a - powers
b - boots
c - palm
d - hand
e - muscles
 

15 - It's not for them to decide what is done. It's up to us to set the ______ .

a - delusions
b - noise
c - agenda
d - shots
e - boots
 

16 - He's always licking Harry's ______ .

a - movers
b - finger
c - palm
d - noise
e - boots
 

17 - I think we have the upper ______ in this discussion.

a - hand
b - muscles
c - shakers
d - movers
e - boots
 

18 - Before we do anything about this, I need to clear our actions with the ______ that be .

a - places
b - hand
c - powers
d - muscles
e - delusions
 

19 - She has him in the palm of her ______ .

a - friends
b - finger
c - shakers
d - palm
e - hand
 

20 - He's so full of himself. He's much too big for his ______ .

a - weight
b - boots
c - shakers
d - grandeur
e - friends
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