A: Mary is really a woman who leads her husband (1)__________________.
B: True! She’s the one who makes decisions all the time. Her husband always does whatever she says!
A: John told me that he’s going to drop the course. I think I need to talk him out of it.
B: I don’t think he’ll change his mind. After all, he is a (2)__________________ person.
A: I don’t like the new student in our class. She always (3)_________ around.
B: Yeah, totally! She’s really a (4)_________ person. You should tell her to (5)__________________ business.
A: I have something important to tell you.
B: I’m (6)____________.
A: Peter always holds an indifferent attitude towards everything. It seems that he doesn’t care about anything or anyone around him.
B: I know. Last time I heard our history teacher, Ms. Williams, talking to him, “You should keep(7)____________.”
A: Have you decided who to invite to the graduation ball?
B: No, I haven’t. I think I’ll play (8)____________.
(1) by the nose (2) hard-nosed (3) noses (4) nosey
(5) keep her nose out of other people’s (6) all ears (7) your ear to the ground (8) it by ear