1. What on earth will he get ___ to next?
2. She gave ________ state secrets to the enemy.
3. The cheese had begun to give _____ a strange smell.
4. There weren’t enough life-jackets to go __________.
5. When it came to actually stealing the money, Nora couldn’t go __________ with it.
6. Let's hang _______ to those old photographs—they may be valuable.
7. Mark and Sarah really hit it _____ at the party.
8. They hit _______ the solution quite by chance.
9. Sorry I’m late. I was held _____ in the traffic.
10. Well done! Keep ______ the good work.
1. Up. Get up to: to be busy with something, especially something surprising or unpleasant. E.g. what have you been getting up to lately?
2. Away. Give away: to make known something that somebody wants to keep secret. Betray. E.g. His false identity papers gave him away.
3. Off. Give off: to produce something such as a smell, heat, light, etc. E.g. the flowers gave off a fragrant perfume. The fire doesn't seem to be giving off much heat.
4. Round/around. Go round/around: to be enough for everyone to have one or some. E.g. there aren't enough chairs to go around.
5. Through. Go through with: to do what is necessary to complete a course of action, especially one that is difficult or unpleasant. E.g. She decided not to go through with (= not to have) the operation.
On. Hang on to: to keep something, not sell it or give it away. E.g. I think we should hang on to the car until next year.
7. Off. Hit it off (with sb): to have a good friendly relationship with somebody. E.g. We hit it off straight away.
8. On/upon. Hit on/upon sth: to think of a good idea suddenly or by chance. E.g. she hit on the perfect title for her new novel.
9. Up. Hold up: to delay or block the movement or progress of somebody/something. E.g. An accident is holding up traffic.
10. Up. Keep up: to continue something at the same, usually high, level. E.g. we are on a winning streak. Hopefully we can keep it up.