Previous Year Questions : SSC CHSL

Dear Students,

English section is an integral part of SSC Exams.This is also a section that is feared by most of the candidates.Though the sheer number of concepts and rules may seem intimidating at first, with discipline and the right approach, it is not difficult to master these concepts and their application to questions. SSC CHSL Exam is the next target for the aspirants.You need to gird up your loins to score maximum marks.Today, in this English quiz we are providing 15 Idioms and Phrases Questions asked in any govt exam. To make you learn vocabulary effectively is the motive behind the provided quiz. Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for the upcoming Exams.

Directions (1-15): In the following questions four alternatives are given for idioms/phrases in now. Choose the one that best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase.

Q1. At home in  
(a) Without a break
(b) To be strong
(c) To be on bad terms
(d) To go home back

Q2. At the outset
(a) Right in the beginning
(b) Not under any control
(c) In perfect order
(d) In the power of

Q3. To bring to book
(a) To punish the guilty
(b) To gift someone a book
(c) Fascinate or attract
(d) To think deeply

Q4. Dress down
(a) To neglect
(b) Put in better condition
(c) To scold
(d) To worry excessively

Q5. To fizzle out 
(a) Failed out gradually
(b) To pay the bill
(c) To insult
(d) To increase excitement

Q6. To give a slip  
(a) To prepare oneself for a work
(b) To escape
(c) To appeal
(d) To judge something

Q7. To be hoisted with one’s petard
(a) To talk continuously of the same matter
(b) Secret and underhand
(c) To be killed with one’s sword
(d) To raise a great cry

Q8. To hold a candle to
(a) To take the remarks seriously
(b) To be comparable to the other
(c) To be burdened with a task
(d) To interfere unnecessarily

Q9. In the face of  
(a) In spite of
(b) In no time
(c) In one’s proper sphere
(d) Widespread

Q10. In the wake of
(a) To be in fashion
(b) Behind
(c) As a summary
(d) Prevalent

Q11. To keep the powder dry
(a) To be ready for any work
(b) To make a great noise
(c) To create disturbance
(d) To arrive at a conclusion soon

Q12. To knock off
(a) To maintain outward show
(b) Stop working
(c) A false praise
(d) To be sluggish

Q13. To the letter
(a) Completely
(b) To verify
(c)  Watch carefully
(d) To be lucky

Q14. Neck and neck
(a) To have jealousy
(b) Side by side
(c) To compensate
(d) Up and down

Q15. On the sly
(a) About to fall
(b) To decline
(c) Privately
(d) Finally


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