IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 9

IDIOMS & PHRASES SET – 9

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. Pin – money

(1) Bribery

(2) Money paid for compensation

(3) Alimony

(4) Allowance made to a lady for her expenses

Ans:-  (4) Allowance made to a lady for her expenses

  1. To show the white feather

(1) To show signs of cowardice

(2) To seek peace

(3) To show arrogance

(4) To become polite

Ans:- (1) To show signs of cowardice

  1. To leave no avenue unexplored

(1) To call in question

(2) To roam about

(3) To try every source

(4) To depend on

Ans:- (3) To try every source

  1. Spick and span

(1) Neat and clean

(2) Outspoken

(3) A ready –made thing

(4) Garrulous

Ans:- (1) Neat and clean

  1. To carry the coal to Newcastle

(1) To work hard

(2) To finish a Job

(3) To do unnecessary things

(4) To do menial jobs

Ans:- (3) To do unnecessary things

  1. To turn the cover

(1) To take a new way of life

(2) To work hard

(3) To pass the crises

(4) To hide the reality

Ans:- (3) To pass the crises

  1. In double-quick time

(1) Steadily

(2) Very quickly

(3) Gradually

(4) Much time

Ans:- (2) Very quickly

  1. A sop to Cerberus

(1) Bribery

(2) Hush money

(3) Ransom to an enemy

(4) Money for compensation

Ans:- (3) Ransom to an enemy

  1. To give one a long rope

(1) To speak ill of

(2) To get into trouble

(3) To dismiss

(4) To allow a man to continue his mistakes or crime

Ans:- (4) To allow a man to continue his mistakes or crime

  1. To hit the nail on the head

(1) To hit the target

(2) To catch someone napping

(3) To guess right

(4) To settle

Ans:- (3) To guess right