(1-15): In each question, a sentence is given in which an idiom is used. The
idiomatic phrase is underlined/BOLD. Four possible meanings of the idioms are
also given. Mark the number of the correct meaning as your answer.
cricket fans were in the dark till the disclosure to the CBI report.
receiving a lot of public attention
people age, they generally become hard of hearing.
do something with great difficulty
to listen to others
to hear well
the real or true facts
Q4. Mrs. Paul is the one who brings home the bacon to sustain her
upholder of truth never hesitates to call a spade a spade.
not want his sister to leave the house and so he put the wind up her with
his ghost stories.
someone frightened of something
someone feel less confident
someone in an argument
someone help and protection
politician accused of corruption called for a public meeting to clear the air
regarding his actions.
citizens who were trying to curry favour with the new officer soon
realized it was of no use.
extend friendly terms
favour by flattery
have been several warnings by the government that there’s a hardcore criminal on
the loose in the city.
countries have been at daggers drawn for years over nuclear disarmament.
a losing battle
filled with strong emotion
the parties were equally responsible for the damage, they settled the bill fair
project proved to be a grand success, even though there were teething
seized the property of all those who accumulated wealth through ill-gotten
obtained through dishonesty
the best of our batsmen injured, it was a foregone conclusion that the
other team would win the match.
of money from my friend, we simply came to a gentleman’s agreement –
neither he nor I had to sign any document.
agreement based on trust