Test incompl/inter-292, Question 9

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #292 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (14)”, question 9

“That raise you want is just a(n) in the sky, James. It’s not going to happen,” Jill said.

(a) angel
(b) pie
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(d) cloud

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #292 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (14)”, answer 9

“That raise you want is just a(n) pie in the sky, James. It’s not going to happen,” Jill said.

Correct answer: (b) pie
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is ‘a’ necessary here? I have found the meaning without it.

I would not use ‘a’ there.

It’s just pie in the sky…