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IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 3

IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 3

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. Will o’ the wisp (G.I.C.A.A.O. 1993)

(1) Anything which eludes or deceives

(2) To act in a children way

(3) To act in a foolish way

(4) To have desires unbackedby efforts

Ans:-  (1) Anything which eludes or deceives

  1. To get into hot waters

(1) To be impatient

(2) To suffer a huge financial loss

(3) To get into trouble

(4) To be in a confused state of mind

Ans:- (3) To get into trouble

  1. To be rolling in money

(1) Wasting a lot of money

(2) Very rich

(3) Borrowing money liberally

(4) Spending more than his income

Ans:- (2) Very rich

  1. To throw dust in one’s eyes

(1) To show false things

(2) To make blind

(3) To harm someone

(4) To deceive

Ans:- (4) To deceive

  1. A lady’s man

(1) A woman-company

(2) A lower of Woman Company

(3) A man working as per a lady’s directions

(4) A timid husband

Ans:- (2) A lower of Woman Company

  1. To wash one’s dirty linen in public

(1) To criticise in the open

(2) To quarrel in the open

(3) To do some ugly work in public

(4) To discuss dirty and scandalous

Ans:- (4) To discuss dirty and scandalous

  1. To split hours

(1) To sidetrack the issue

(2) To quarrel over trifles

(3) To indulge in over-refined arguments

(4) To find faults with others

Ans:- (3) To indulge in over-refined arguments

  1. To save one’s face

(1) To hide oneself

(2) To oppose

(3) To evade disgrace

(4) To say plainly

Ans:- (3) To evade disgrace

  1. To get cold feet

(1) To run for life

(2) To be afraid

(3) To fall sick

(4) To become discourteous

Ans:- (2) To be afraid

  1. To hit below the belt

(1) To work confidentially

(2) To harm unfairly

(3) To strike at the exact position

(4) To hit the correct mark

Ans: – (2) To harm unfairly

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