Question 43: Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. Verse 22. I heard it through the grapevine that they were enemies and had never been on good terms.
Antonyms – knowledge of idioms
I heard they were enemies and they were never good friends.
=> Hear (sth) through/on the grapevine (idm): to hear a rumor from someone (it is news that is passed orally from one person to another, with no credibility)
Consider the answers:
A. give sth the low-down (idm): to share something with someone (something that is true, factual, and often specific about someone or something)
B. put sb in the picture (idm): tell someone about reality, the truth of a situation
C. hear sth straight from the horse’s mouth (idm): to hear something directly from someone who has a very intuitive knowledge of something or someone D. keep sb in the loop (idm): keep someone updated update, be informed about news, information of the situation (projects, plans)
* Structure to note:
– Be on good/friendly/…. terms (with sb): have a good/friendly/…. With whom.