IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 7

IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 7

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 beggar’s description

(1) A poor statement

(2) To describe things

(3) Beyond one’s power to describe

(4) None of these

Ans:- (3) Beyond one’s power to describe

  1. For in the mouth

(1) Bitten by a snake

(2) To reveal the secret

(3) To be furious

(4) To be in the exteme hatred

Ans:- (4) To be in the exteme hatred

  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

  1. By fair means or foul

(1) Without using common sense

(2) Without difficulty

(3) In any way, honest or dishonest

(4) Having been instigated

Ans:-  (3) In any way, honest or dishonest

  1. To give a false colouring

(1) To misrepresent

(2) To submit the false report

(3) To be dishonest

(4) To conceal the facts

Ans:- (1) To misrepresent

  1. Queer somebody‘s pitch

(1) Upset one’s plan

(2) Reprimand him

(3) Check him

(4) Work him up

Ans:- (1) Upset one’s plan


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