"go play in traffic"


#1

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #361 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (82)”, question 2

“You kids have to leave me alone while I work. I need to concentrate. Instead of bothering me, why don’t you go play in ?” Sam said to his bothersome children.

(a) sand
(b) field
© traffic
(d) lake

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #361 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (82)”, answer 2

“You kids have to leave me alone while I work. I need to concentrate. Instead of bothering me, why don’t you go play in traffic?” Sam said to his bothersome children.

Correct answer: © traffic

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
“You kids have to leave me alone while I work. I need to concentrate. Instead of bothering me, why don’t you go play in sand?” Sam said to his bothersome children.
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“go play in traffic” - is this correct?


#2

Yes. It is a cruel-sounding idiom, but it is a joking way to tell children not to bother you.