Schoolgoing, Mental Actions

Schoolgoing, Mental Actions

JJ2a What do you call a child going to school, one in the lower grades?

JJ2b A person who attends high school:

JJ2c If your daughter is completing high school, you would say, “My daughter will ___________ high school next month.”

JJ2d The period of time when you’ve finished training for a job but you’re still working under supervision is called a(n) ________.”

JJ3a When a school child makes a special effort to ‘get in good’ with the teacher in hopes of getting a better grade: “He’s trying to ________ again.”

JJ3b When a school child makes a special effort to ‘get in good’ with the teacher in hopes of getting a better grade: “She’s an awful ________.”

JJ4 A child who is always telling on other children:

JJ5b What do you call the kind of board used at the front of a classroom for the teacher to write on or show a computer screen on?

JJ5d When classes are over for the day, you might say: “School __________ at 2:30.”

JJ6 To stay away from school without an excuse: “They are planning to ________ tomorrow.”

JJ7 Words or expressions for cheating on school examinations: “She was caught ________.”

JJ8b When a child does well in school, you might say he or she _________ good grades.

JJ9b Names for a school class in which you get exercise and play sports: “It’s time to go to ________.”

JJ10a Different kinds of pens and pencils:

JJ11 Joking names for handwriting that’s hard to read: “I can’t make anything out of his ________.”

JJ12 Little flourishes that some people put on their handwriting or signature to make it look fancy:

JJ13 What joking words do you have for a name signed to a paper? “I’ll put my ________ on that.”

JJ14 To write a person’s name and where he lives on a letter you are sending to him: “I’ll mail this letter as soon as I ________ it.”

JJ15a Sayings about a person who seems to you very stupid: “He hasn’t sense enough to ________.”

JJ15b Sayings about a person who seems to you very stupid: “He doesn’t know ________.”

JJ16 When there was something you didn’t understand, then suddenly you do understand it, you might say, “Oh, now (I) ________.”

JJ17 When you know that somebody has been trying to deceive you, you might say, “He’s not fooling me one bit, I(’m) ________ (him).”

JJ18 If you want to have time to think about something before you make a decision: “Give me till tomorrow, I’d like to ________.”

JJ19 If somebody has dishonest intentions, or is up to no good, you might say, “I think he’s (got) ________.”

JJ20 If you felt very sure about something, and wanted to show it: “I’m so sure, I’d ________ (it).”

JJ21 If you want to be very positive: Somebody asks you, “Are you really going to do that?” And you answer, “(You) ________.”

JJ22 To express your opinion—for example, at a public meeting: “I went to the meeting and ________.”

JJ23 To refuse to give in or yield: “He tried to scare me off, but I ________ .”

JJ24 To refuse firmly: “She wanted to get some more money, but this time I ________.”

JJ25 To show somebody that you’re the boss: “He thought he could take the place over, but I made him ________.”

JJ26 If somebody has been doing poor work or not enough, the boss might say, “If she wants to keep her job, she’d better ________.”

JJ27 To give somebody a hint for his own good: “He had no idea that she was up to anything, but I put ________.”

JJ28 If you are afraid you may forget something, you may tell another person, “Before I leave tonight, be sure and ________ (me to do it).”

JJ29 Talking of something that may have happened in the past: “Have you met her before?” “Not that I ________.”

JJ30a Other words or expressions for forgetting something: “I ________.”

JJ30b Other expressions for forgetting: “It ________.”

JJ31a What you’d say to a bus driver: “Please stop at the next corner—I want ________.”

JJ31b Or, you might say, “The dog is scratching at the door; he wants ________.”

JJ32 If you have to make up your mind between two things—for example, a dog and a cat, you might say, “I’d ________ (have a dog).”

JJ33 When you can’t choose, but have to take what you’re given: “I’ll take a cat, but if I had my ________, I’d take a dog.”

JJ34 When you decide it would be to your advantage to do something, you might say, “Yes, I ________ I’ll be better off that way.”

JJ35a When you have just about reached the point of telling somebody what you think of her: “By gosh, I have ________ (to tell her what I think of her).”

JJ35b If you have lost patience and want to tell someone off, you might say,”For (a) _________ , I’d tell him what I think of him.”

JJ35c Other expressions you might use when you have lost patience and are just about ready to tell somebody what you think of him—you might say, “I’m going to ________.”

JJ36 To work out a plan, especially a secret plan: “Jennifer knows more about that; you and she can ________ together.”

JJ40 When you admit that you did something wrong and are willing to take the consequences, you might say: “It was my fault and I’m willing to ________.”

JJ41 An embarrassing mistake: “Last night she made an awful ________.”

JJ42 To make an error in judgment and get something quite wrong: “He usually handles things well, but this time he certainly ________.”

JJ43 To give away a secret or tell a piece of news too soon: “She wasn’t supposed to know. Somebody must have ________.”

JJ44 Expressions about someone who can be trusted to keep a secret: “Don’t worry about him, he’ll ________.”

JJ45 When someone avoids giving a definite answer: “We tried to pin her down, but she just kept ________.”

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