Bone Of Contention – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking

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Bone Of Contention – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking 

Definition: 

The main point of an argument.

Example:

” Nowadays, the increase in white-collar crime has become a bone of contention between politicians.”  

” This kind of music is always a bone of contention between Jone and his son.”

” The way of reducing heavy traffic congestion is still a bone of contention.”

Exercise:

  1. The sentence given below contains an idiom. From the given alternatives, choose the one that best expresses the meaning of this idiom.
    Parental property has become a bone of contention between the siblings.

    a) a firm view
    b) unifying factor
    c) something that causes a quarrel
    d) none of these

  2. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    My father and I usually quarrelling about the clothes that I wear as …………..
    a) out of the blue.
    b) a bone of contention.
    c) the gift of the gab.
    d) get the picture.

 

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