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    Complete the word pair in each of the following sentences.
   

 

1.   You can trust Sandra to do a good job as she is a professional ______ and through.
     
2.   Although he has owed me a few thousand dollars, he is paying me back in dribs and ______ as he has just started working.
     
3.   The people are by and ______ supportive of the government's new economic policies.
     
4.   You'd better keep William at arm's length for he is an ______-and-out villain.
     
5.   It is simply unthinkable that he could have committed such a hideous crime against his own ______ and blood.
     
6.   To save their marriage, both the wife and husband must be prepared to forgive and ______ all past wrongdoings.
     
7.   Initially, the people were against the idea of having a casino, but by and ______ they had come to accept it.
     
8.   The relevant authorities are still mulling over the pros and ______ of building another airport in the city.
     
9.   The children were having a rough-and-______ when one of them hurt his hand.
     
10.   It was greed, ______ and simple that induced them to speculate in the stock market.
     

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    Answers
     
1.   You can trust Sandra to do a good job as she is a professional through and through.
2.   Although he has owed me a few thousand dollars, he is paying me back in dribs an drabs as he has just started working.
3.   The people are by and large supportive of the government's new economic policies.
4.   You'd better keep William at arm's length for he is an out-and-out villain.
5.   It is simply unthinkable that he could have committed such a hideous crime against his own flesh and blood.
6.   To save their marriage, both the wife and husband must be prepared to forgive and forget all past wrongdoings.
7.   Initially, the people were against the idea of having a casino, but by and by they had come to accept it.
8.   The relevant authorities are still mulling over the pros and cons of building another airport in the city.
9.   The children were having a rough-and-tumble when one of them hurt his hand.
10.   It was greed, pure and simple that induced them to speculate in the stock market.
 
     
 

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