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IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 1

IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 1

In each of the following questions, an idiomatic expression/a proverb has been given, followed by some alternatives. Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/proverb.

  1. A fair crack of the whip

(1) Severe punishment

(2) A good cheek

(3) A period of important

(4) Failure of administration

Ans:- (3) A period of important

  1. To talk one’s head off

(1) To talk loudly

(2) To talk in whispers

(3) To talk to oneself

(4) To talk excessively

Ans:- (4) To talk excessively

  1. To hold something in leash

(1) To restrain

(2) To disappoint

(3) To dismiss

(4) To discourage

Ans:- (1) To restrain

  1. To play fast and loose

(1) To truth others

(2) To be undependable

(3) To cheat people

(4) To hurt somebody’s feelings

Ans:- (2) To be undependable

  1. All Agog

(1) Everybody

(2) All ready

(3) Restless

(4) Almighty

Ans:- (3) Restless

  1. To frame a person

(1) To befool someone

(2) To make one appear guilty

(3) To praise someone

(d) A narrow escape

Ans:- (2) To make one appear guilty

  1. A close shave

(1) A lucky escape

(2) A clean shave

(3) A well guarded secret

(4) A narrow escape

Ans:- (4) A narrow escape

  1. To keep one’s head

(1) To be agile and active

(2) To keep calm

(3) To think calm

(4) None of these

Ans:- (2) To keep calm

  1. To cross swords

(1) To fight

(2) To defend

(3) To kill

(4) To rob

Ans:- (1) To fight

  1. A snake in the grass

(1) Secret or hidden enemy

(2) Unforeseen happening

(3) Unrecognisable danger

(4) Irreliable’ person

Ans:- (3) Unrecognisable danger

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