IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 6

IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 6

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. Franch leave

(1) Long absence

(2) Leave on the pretext of illness

(3) Casual leave

(4) Absence without permission

Ans:- (4) Absence without permission

  1. Castles in the air

(1) Romantic designs

(2) Perfect plans

(3) Ideal projects

(4) Fanciful schemes

(5) Visionary projects

Ans:- (5) Visionary projects

  1. To have brush with (Railways, 1995)

(1) To start painting

(2) To have good and pleasing terms

(3) To be impressed

(4) To have a slight encounter

Ans:- (4) To have a slight encounter

  1. To loss face

(1) To look angry

(2) To be humiliated

(3) To be helpless

(4) To look vacant

Ans:- (2) To be humiliated

  1. To pull one’s socks up

(1) To prepare

(2) To try hard

(3) To get ready

(4) To depart

Ans:- (2) To try hard

  1. To bite one’s lips

(1) To be angry

(2) To feel sorry

(3) To have doubt

(4) To laugh at others

Ans:- (1) To be angry

  1. Within An Ace of

(1) Without one’s reach

(2) Very near

(3) Within the hitting range

(4) Narrowly

Ans:- (4) Narrowly

  1. To blow hot and cold

(1) Changing weather

(2) To be untrustworthy

(3) To be inconsistent

(4) To be rich and poor frequently

Ans:- (3) To be inconsistent

  1. To set the people by ears

(1) To box the people

(2) To insult and disagree the people

(3) To punish heavily

(4) To excite people to a quarrel

Ans:- (4) To excite people to a quarrel

  1. To give chapter and verse for a thing

(1) To produce the proof of something

(2) To eulogize the qualities of a thing

(3) To make publicity of a thing

(4) To attach artificial value to a thing

Ans:- (1) To produce the proof of something