IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 8

IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 8

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 see eye to eye with

(1) To agree

(2) To state fixedly

(3) To be angry

(4) To take revenge

Ans:- (1) To agree

  1. A jaundiced eye

(1) Jealousy

(2) A generous view

(3) Angry

(4) Prejudice

Ans:- (4) Prejudice

  1. To see red

(1) To be very angry

(2) To victimize someone

(3) To find fault with

(4) To find fault

Ans:- (3) To find fault with

  1. To Push somebody to the wall

(1) To defeat him

(2) To humiliate him

(3) To heckle him

(4) To knock him down

Ans:- (1) To defeat him

  1. To be in two minds

(1) To be dominated by someone else

(2) To be uncertain

(3) To work on somebody else’s advice

(4) To be in a critical state

Ans:- (2) To be uncertain

  1. Leave one to sink or swim

(1) To be in a dilemma

(2) To leave to one’s fact

(3) To put one in difficulty

(4) Not to help one

Ans:- (4) Not to help one

  1. To rip up old sores

(1) To revive a quarrel which was almost forgotten

(2) To censure someone in strong terms

(3) To strain one’s thoughts to the most

(4) To preserve oneself from harm

Ans:- (1) To revive a quarrel which was almost forgotten

  1. A square peg in a round hole

(1) An impossible task

(2) A scheme that never works

(3) A person unsuited to the position he fills

(4) None of these

Ans:- (3) A person unsuited to the position he fills

  1. To carry off the bell

(1) To call others for help

(2) To bag the first position

(3) To steal all wealth and flee

(4) To trouble others

Ans:- (2) To bag the first position

  1. To live in clover

(1) To live in great comfort and luxury

(2) To live a carefree life

(3) To be surrounded by cares and worries

(4) To live in great difficulty

Ans:- (1) To live in great comfort and luxury