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Janet gushed over the sculpture in the antique shop, but Kevin thought that the craftsmanship was merely run of the mill.
The expression "run of the mill" means that something is not distinguished by quality or originality. It refers to a factory or mill in which identical items are mass produced.
After Michael missed three shots in a row and passed the ball to a player on the other team, the boys were only up by two and they suspected that Michael would be the Achilles' heel of the team.
.) Lyle chose Marco for his partner, thinking that it would be fun to work with his best friend, but now that the project was due tomorrow and the boys had nothing done, Lyle realized that he should have hitched his horse to a different wagon.
The prosecutor knew that the councilman had stolen public funds, but she wanted to get all of her ducks in a row before she charged him with a crime.
Vince knew that if he wanted to get into college, he'd have to keep his nose to the grindstone all senior year.
Mrs. March was afraid of leaving the student teacher with her third period class because she feared that the student teacher was a bit too green to be left alone with such a wild bunch.
I know that Catherine has been really unpleasant toward you, Alvin, but take it with a grain of salt: she's mean to everyone.
Ever since country western super group The Mountain Boys started wearing stovepipe hats, those hats have been selling like hotcakes.
After promising to go to Beth's parent's cabin for the weekend, Molly got invited to the coolest party of the year and now Molly is really in a pickle.
Even though Lucas had been bullying the new kid since the beginning of the year, Lucas shed his crocodile tears after the principal caught him and threatened him with suspension.
The correct option is B.
crocodile tears, is an idiom that means someone is showing false emotion, such as pain or sympathy.
After going to the zoo, the mall, and the movies, Cassie was sick of bending over backwards to entertain her nieces.
Bobby would have been playing ball until the cows came home if it hadn’t been for Suzie dragging him away to eat dinner.
Mr. Johnson was very particular about the arrangement of his classroom, so the thing he hated most was when his students caused a ruckus with their wild horseplay.
The correct option is C.
Horseplay is defined as boisterous fooling around, or to rough play. When two kids are tussling around and play-fighting each other, this is an example of horseplay.
Eric wanted to fix his cousin’s computer, but he was already having problems setting up his Aunt’s Wi-Fi network and he didn’t want to open a whole new can of worms.
Even though Candace already had a new job, she submitted her two week notice and conducted herself in a professional way at her old job because she didn’t want to burn bridges.
World renowned country western super group The Mountain Boys can sell out an arena at the drop of a hat.
Vivian expected Craig to sob uncontrollably when she broke up with him; however, Craig kept a stiff upper lip.
The correct option is C
Keeping a stiff upper lip" means that a person does not cry despite facing emotional turmoil. This expression probably refers to how when one cries, his or her upper lip tends to curl.
Mrs. Robinson expects Cassie and my presentation to be good, but we have been working on it every night for the last week, so we are really going to knock her socks off.
Over the summer Brian was really excited about being placed in the advanced math class, but after getting his syllabus on the first day and seeing the workload, he was ready to jump ship.
Jose had a hard time comparing the iPhone to the Samsung phone because to him they were apples and oranges.