Power and Authority

Level:

Advanced

Category:

Vocabulary Exercises

Group:

Idioms

Please select the best answer for each blank:

 
 

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

a - friends
b - shakers
c - scrape
d - grandeur
e - powers
 

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

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

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

a - delusions
b - shots
c - show
d - weight
e - palm
 

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

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

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

a - palm
b - powers
c - muscles
d - grandeur
e - shakers
 
 

6 - Who is the big ______ around here?

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

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

a - weight
b - shakers
c - noise
d - grandeur
e - movers
 

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

a - palm
b - powers
c - shakers
d - agenda
e - scrape
 

9 - She has him wrapped around her little ______ .

a - finger
b - noise
c - grandeur
d - shots
e - scrape
 

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

a - weight
b - noise
c - show
d - scrape
e - agenda
 

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

a - agenda
b - boots
c - places
d - muscles
e - noise
 

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

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

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

a - weight
b - shakers
c - show
d - palm
e - friends
 

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

a - powers
b - weight
c - hand
d - show
e - grandeur
 

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

a - show
b - boots
c - shots
d - friends
e - shakers
 

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

a - hand
b - finger
c - agenda
d - movers
e - friends
 

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

a - powers
b - shots
c - palm
d - boots
e - friends
 

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

a - palm
b - movers
c - muscles
d - hand
e - friends
 

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

a - shots
b - grandeur
c - friends
d - scrape
e - powers
 

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

a - powers
b - boots
c - shakers
d - hand
e - places
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