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IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 12

IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 12

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. To strike one’s colours

(1) To fight vigorously

(2) To work hard

(3) To surrender

(4) To make a rude gesture

Ans:- (3) To surrender

  1. To give one’s ears

(1) To make almost any sacrifice

(2) To listen carefully

(3) To refuse to listen

(4)  To incite someone

Ans:- (1) To make almost any sacrifice

  1. To hang up one’s hat

(1) To challenge

(2) To surrender

(3) To postpone

(4) To make oneself comfortable in another person’s home

Ans:- (4) To make oneself comfortable in another person’s home

  1. To get the hang of a thing

(1) To know a secret

(2) To understand the meaning of it

(3) To find the cause of something

(4) None of these

Ans:- (2) To understand the meaning of it

  1. To make a shoot

(1) To retaliate

(2) To hit someone

(3) To make a guess

(4) To achieve one’s objective

Ans:- (3) To make a guess

  1. A man of weight

(1) A fat person

(2) To truthful and trustworthy man

(3) A man of importance

(4) A notorious man

Ans:- (3) A man of importance

  1. Pell-mell

(1) In hurried disorder

(2) Gaiety and excitement

(3) Extremely worried

(4) To incite a person to fight

Ans:- (1) In hurried disorder

  1. To put one on one’s mettle

(1) To rouse one to do one’s best

(2) To ruin somebody

(3) To discourage a person

(4) To incite a person to fight

Ans:- (1) To rouse one to do one’s best

  1. To speak daggers

(1) To abuse someone

(2) To indulge in voracious talks

(3) To speak to a person with hostility

(4) None of these

Ans:-  (3) To speak to a person with hostility

  1. Be in the mire

(1) Be under bebt

(2) Be in love

(3) Be in difficulties

(4) Be uneasy

Ans:- (3) Be in difficulties


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