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Objective Proficiency 4

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icing
Getting into university was the most important thing - getting a scholarship was just the .................... on the cake.
apple
That cat is the ....................... of her eye - she dotes on it.
eggs
It's not a good idea to invest all your savings in one company - you shouldn't put all your .................... in one basket.
fry
John's got bigger fish to .................... now he's been appointed area manager.
dog's
You've made a real .................... dinner of this report, haven't you? What a mess!
pinch
You should take what he says with a ................... of salt - he's prone to exaggeration.
beans
What did you do after you left the party with Randy last night? Come on - spill the ..................... !
cakes
Their first album sold like hot .................... , but the follow-up wasn't so successful.
egg
He was forced to admit that he'd been wrong all the time - he really ended up with ..................... on his face.
pie
It's really nice to see someone so full of herself having to eat humble ....................... for a change!
holes
The government's argument for cutting education spending has more .................... than a Swiss cheese.
but
I have no alternative ..................... to ask you to leave the restaurant.
verge
He looked on the ........................ of tears when he saw the damage to his new motorbike.
imperceptible
There is an almost .................... mark on this stamp which renders it worthless.
faceless
Many decisions in the EU are not taken by elected politicians but by .................... bureaucrats.
disheartened
After looking for the house in vain for several hours we were beginning to feel somewhat .....................
bound
You're ..................... to pass the exam - you've studied hard and your English has improved a lot.
pinch
Even middle class families are beginning to feel the ....... as the economic crisis worsens.
quench
This drink's got a pleasant taste but it doesn't really ........... your thirst.
far
He went so ......................... as to question my honesty.
down
His application for compassionate leave was turned ............ by his boss.
way
The staff at that hotel really go out of their ................... to help you.