Success / Failure

Level:

Advanced

Category:

Vocabulary Exercises

Group:

Idioms

Please fill the blanks with the proper answer:

 
 

1 - I see that Clinton is still riding ______ in all the opinion polls in spite of all the scandals.

a - start
b - colors
c - own
d - mile
e - high
 

2 - They used to be a great company but they became self-satisfied and went off the ______ .

a - boil
b - edge
c - way
d - big
e - field
 

3 - When he failed yet again, that was the final nail in his ______ and he was sacked.

a - duck
b - break
c - big
d - own
e - coffin
 

4 - There's a lot of competition in the Indian market but we are leading the ______ . ('way' is possible here but I'm looking for another answer)

a - swim
b - high
c - hands
d - own
e - field
 

5 - He's not as good as he used to be. He seems to have lost his ______ . ('way' is possible here but I'm looking for another answer)

a - edge
b - own
c - coffin
d - hands
e - field
 
 

6 - Now is the moment to see if it is a success or a failure. It's make or ______ time.

a - high
b - break
c - own
d - field
e - swim
 

7 - Nobody bought it so the product died a natural ______ .

a - start
b - death
c - strength
d - own
e - mile
 

8 - Our company continues to go from strength to ______ .

a - hands
b - edge
c - field
d - big
e - strength
 

9 - The new business has got off to a flying ______ and has exceeded all forecasts.

a - start
b - boil
c - way
d - big
e - field
 

10 - We've had a lot of success in that market. There was a lot of competition at first but we won ______ down.

a - way
b - colors
c - hands
d - strength
e - high
 

11 - Either it will be a success or it will not. We have to let the project sink or ______.

a - strength
b - colors
c - edge
d - coffin
e - swim
 

12 - It only narrowly failed to work but a miss is as good as a ______ .

a - break
b - boil
c - field
d - mile
e - edge
 

13 - It was a complete failure and the company fell flat on its ______ .

a - coffin
b - face
c - death
d - field
e - edge
 

14 - My English is improving all the time. It is going from ______ to strength.

a - strength
b - way
c - death
d - start
e - field
 

15 - We were on the brink of bankruptcy and we had to gradually claw our ______ back.

a - way
b - strength
c - post
d - death
e - field
 

16 - John speaks fluent Japanese so he really came into his ______ when we made a trade visit to Tokyo.

a - coffin
b - colors
c - face
d - hands
e - own
 

17 - He used to work in a supermarket with me before he made it ______ in the music business.

a - swim
b - big
c - colors
d - face
e - field
 

18 - That was a very difficult task you had to do and you came through it with flying ______ .

a - start
b - colors
c - death
d - mile
e - field
 

19 - If this doesn't work I'm a dead ______ .

a - own
b - colors
c - edge
d - mile
e - duck
 

20 - We almost got the contract but we were pipped at the ______ by our Korean competitors.

a - coffin
b - swim
c - death
d - break
e - post
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