IDIOMS: Alliterative Expressions

Gap-fill exercise 1

Choose the correct alliterations to fill in the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers.
You can click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
   brickbats      chit-chat      mish-mash      rat race      ship-shape      wishy-washy   
1. Tired of the ceaseless pressure of the competitive business world, he decided to leave the and take over a small newsagent's shop in the country.
2. A politician must be strong enough to withstand the which are constantly directed at him by the media.
3. He's a serious, rather cold man. He likes to get to the point straightaway in conversation and not waste time in idle .
4. I like to see everything neat and tidy, everithing in its place. I like to keep everything .
5. Michael Wilson's latest play is a confusing mixture. It is neither a comedy, a serious work nor a musical, but a of all three.
6. A company's annual report must be clearly written and contain only the necessary facts. A report which is vague and is useless and makes a bad impression.