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Test: Idioms And Proverbs- 2 - Question 1

To set one's face against  

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In the armed forces, it is considered a great privilege to die in harness. 

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die in harness: to die while still at work.

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To hit the nail right on the head 

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To hit the nail right on the head: to describe exactly what is causing a situation or problem

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To be above board  

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To be above board: business agreement which is honest and not trying to deceive anyone.

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A black sheep 

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In the English language, 'Black sheep' is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family.

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I met him after a long time, but he gave me the cold shoulder.  

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He passed himself off as a noble man.  

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To leave someone in the lurch  

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Definition of leave (someone) in the lurch
: to leave (someone) without help or protection when it is needed

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The cricket match proved to be a big draw.

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big draw: a big source of attraction.

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 Sobhraj could be easily arrested because the police were tipped off in a advance. 

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tipped off : to give someone a warning or secret information about something.

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To be the question  

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Assume the truth of an argument or proposition to be proved, without arguing it.
Begging the question means "to elicit a specific question as a reaction or response," and can often be replaced with "a question that begs to be answered."
 

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A man of straw 

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'A man of straw' is a man whose character is weak and who lacks definite beliefs; a man of no substance. Therefore option A is the correct answer. 
Options B, C and D are incorrect because these are not the correct meanings of the given phrase.

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To put one's hand to plough 

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Option B is the correct answer because 'to put one's hand to the plough' means to begin or undertake a difficult task.

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To play second fiddle  

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To play a supporting or minor role in relation to someone else: “Tired of playing second fiddle, she resigned and started her own company.” In an orchestra, the position of second violinist (fiddle) is not as glamorous as that of first violinist.

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To make clean breast of  

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To make a clean breast of it' means to confess to one's mistakes or transgressions, to tell the truth about oneself. Therefore option C is the correct answer.

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 To end in smoke  

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To end in smoke: to be destroyed or ruined.

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To have an axe to grind  

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Option A is the correct answer because 'to have an axe to grind' means to have a private reason for doing or being involved in something.
Options B, C and D are incorrect because these are not the correct meanings of the given phrase. 
Option E is incorrect because the correct answer has already been chosen.
 

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To catch a tartar  
 

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To catch a tartar: to deal with someone or something that proves unexpectedly troublesome or powerful.

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To keeps one's temper  

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"To keeps one`s temper” : To be in good mood

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To drive home  

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The idiom 'to drive home' means to emphasize an important point about something to someone. You state it in a very forceful and effective way so it is well delivered to the other end.

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To cry wolf  

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This matter has been hanging fire for the last many months and must therefore be decided one way or the other. 

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hanging fire: to delay, wait, hold back, or hesitate.

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When he heard that he had once again not been selected he lost heart.  

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lost heart: having lost confidence or enthusiasm.

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 To pick holes  

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To pick holes: to try and make an idea or piece of work seem bad by finding all the things that are wrong or missing.

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To smell a rat 

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To smell a rat: to suspect or realize that something is wrong in a particular situation.

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