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Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 1

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. He is leaving the country for good.

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 1

for good: permanently, without the possibility of change in the future.

Hence, the correct answer is option c i.e. for ever.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 2

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. Companies producing goods play to the gallery to boost their sales.

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 2

play to the gallery: to behave in a way intended to make people admire or support you.

Hence, option c is the exact match of this i.e. attempt to appeal to popular taste.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 3

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. Despite the trust bestowed on the minister he turned out to be a snake in the grass during the revolution.  

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 3

 The phrase snake in the grass refers to a treacherous or deceitful person. A person who pretends to be your friend while secretly trying to do things to harm you.

Hence, the correct answer is option a i.e. a treacherous person.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 4

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. The case was held over due to the great opposition to it. 

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 4

held over: to do something or deal with something at a later time or date.

Hence, the correct answer is option b i.e. postponed

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 5

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. The popularity of the yesterday's superstar is on the wane. 

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 5

on the wane: becoming weaker or less extensive.

Hence, the correct answer is option d i.e. growing less.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 6

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. The university will have to shelve its plans for expansion in view of present situation.

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 6

shelve: decide not to proceed with.

Hence, the correct answer is option d i.e. postpone.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 7

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. It was he who put a spoke in my wheel. 

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 7

put a spoke in my wheel:  To disrupt, foil, or cause problems to one's plan, activity, or project.

Hence, the correct answer is option c i.e. thwarted in execution of the plan.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 8

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. Dowry is a burning question of the day.  

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 8

burning question:

An important, and perhaps scandalous, question that requires an answer.

An urgent or crucial issue under heated discussion

Hence, the correct answer is option a i.e. a widely debated issue

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 9

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. How long will the people put up with the increasing economic hardships? 

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 9

put up with: tolerate; endure.

Hence, the correct answer is option d i.e. tolerate

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 10

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. Since he knew what would happen, he should be left to stew in his own juice.

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 10

stew in his own juice: to think about or suffer the results of your own actions.

Hence, the correct answer is option d i.e. Suffer for his own act.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 11

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. He is an interesting speaker but tends to go off at a tangent.

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 11

go off at a tangent. to suddenly start talking or thinking about a completely new subject.

Hence, the correct answer is option a i.e. change the subject immediately.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 12

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. I am afraid he is burning the candle at both ends and ruining his life.  

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 12

the candle at both ends: To overwork or exhaust oneself by doing too many things, especially both late at night and early in the  morning.

Hence, the correct answer is option c i.e. overtaxing his energies.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 13

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. He was undecided. He let the grass grow under his feet.

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 13

let the grass grow under his feet: to waste time by doing nothing.

loitered around​: To waste time being idle; to spend time doing little or nothing.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 14

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. Do not trust a man who blows his own trumpet.

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 14

blows his own trumpet: to talk about oneself or one's achievements especially in a way that shows that one is proud or too proud.

Hence, the correct answer is option d i.e. praises himself.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 15

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. Although he has failed in the written examination, he is using backstairs influence to get the job. 

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 15

Backstairs influence: Influence from an ignoble source, typically one that is secret.

Hence, the closely matched meaning is option 'd' i.e. Secret & unfair influence.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 16

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.

 

Q. He sold his house for a song.

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 16

for a song: very cheaply

Hence, the correct answer is option c i.e. very cheaply.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 17

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. In the organised society of today no individual or nation can plough a lonely furrow. 

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 17

plough a lonely furrow: To do something in isolation; to act without the help of others.

Hence, the correct answer is option b i.e. do without the help of others.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 18

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. Leaders should not only make speeches they should also be prepared to bell the cat.

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 18

to bell the cat: take the danger of a shared enterprise upon oneself.

Hence, the correct answer is option a i.e. to take lead in danger.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 19

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. The project did not appear to hold out bright prospects.  

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 19

hold out: resist or survive in difficult circumstances.

If you hold out for something, you refuse to accept something which you do not think is good enough or large enough, and you continue to demand more. I should have held out for a better deal.

Hence, the correct answer is option c i.e. offer.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 20

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

Q. He is out and out a reactionary.  

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 20

out and out: in every respect; absolute.

Hence, the correct answer is option b i.e. thoroughly

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 21

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. Why must you look a gift horse in the mouth

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 21

gift horse in the mouth: To show a lack of appreciation or gratitude when receiving a gift.

Hence, the correct answer is option b i.e. find fault with a gift.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 22

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. The party stalwarts have advised the President to take it lying down for a while. 

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 22

to take it lying down: to accept (something bad, such as an insult or unfair treatment) without trying to fight against it.

Hence, the correct answer is option d i.e. to show no reaction.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 23

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. It is no longer easy to strike gold in Shakespeare's research since much work has already been done on him.

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 23

strike gold: To be, or to become successful.

Hence, the correct answer is option a i.e. Uncover or find a valuable line of argument or information

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 24

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. I did not mind what he was saying, he was only through his hat.  

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 24

through his hat:  to talk about something without understanding what you are talking about.

Hence, the correct answer is option a i.e. talking nonsense.

Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 25

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase. 

 

Q. Sanjay is very different about passing the Civil Services Examination this year.

Detailed Solution for Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 1 - Question 25

very different about: not very good at something.

Hence, the correct answer is option c i.e. Lacking self confidence about.

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