Literal to figurative or idiomatic meaning.

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The first phrase in each group has a fairly literal meaning. 2 and 3 use a combination of idioms, expressions and phrases that mean the same or are similar.
What are the missing words?
Answers next week…
1. It’s close to where I live.
It’s on my d _ _ _ _ _ _ _
It’s a _ _ _ _ _’_ throw away
2. She’s very clever.
Her mind is r _ _ _ _ sharp
She’s as b _ _ _ _ _ as a b _ _ _ _ _
3. He looks unwell.
He looks u _ _ _ _ the weather
He looks like death w _ _ _ _ _ up.
4. I’m afraid he’s too old.
Unfortunately, he’s g _ _ _ _ _ _ o _ in years.
Regrettably, he’s o _ _ _ the h _ _ _.
5. I felt uncomfortable with those people.
I felt o _ _ of p _ _ _ _
I felt like a f _ _ _ out of w _ _ _ _
They were very angry.
They were f _ _ _ _ _ with rage.
They were up in a _ _ _
6. These are very bad quality clothes but people pay a lot for them.
Selling these is like getting m _ _ _ _ for o _ _ r _ _ _!
People pay t _ _ _ _ _ _ the n _ _ _ for these even if they’re poor quality.

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