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 - palm
b - boots
c - noise
d - weight
e - friends
 

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

a - movers
b - finger
c - boots
d - delusions
e - weight
 

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

a - places
b - finger
c - weight
d - delusions
e - muscles
 

4 - She has him wrapped around her little ______ .

a - powers
b - muscles
c - noise
d - movers
e - finger
 

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

a - shots
b - finger
c - delusions
d - agenda
e - muscles
 
 

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

a - noise
b - weight
c - places
d - scrape
e - shakers
 

7 - Who is the big ______ around here?

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

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

a - shots
b - scrape
c - shakers
d - movers
e - hand
 

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

a - grandeur
b - boots
c - agenda
d - muscles
e - hand
 

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

a - powers
b - boots
c - noise
d - scrape
e - shakers
 

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

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

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

a - palm
b - powers
c - show
d - muscles
e - friends
 

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

a - finger
b - places
c - show
d - shots
e - agenda
 

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

a - hand
b - boots
c - noise
d - delusions
e - places
 

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

a - powers
b - weight
c - finger
d - muscles
e - boots
 

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

a - powers
b - weight
c - delusions
d - shakers
e - shots
 

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

a - palm
b - boots
c - finger
d - shakers
e - muscles
 

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

a - powers
b - grandeur
c - noise
d - friends
e - palm
 

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

a - muscles
b - powers
c - noise
d - grandeur
e - delusions
 

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

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