English Quiz (Idioms/Phrases) SSC CGL and CPO 2016

Directions(Q.1-10): In each of these questions, four alternatives are given for the given idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase and indicate your response.

1. A dark horse 
(a) An unforeseen competitor 
(b) A black horse 
(c) A nightmare 
(d) An unknown person 
2. To run across 
(a) To have an appointed meeting 
(b) To meet by chance 
(c) To run in the playground 
(d) To run very fast 
3. To get one’s own back 
(a) To get one’s revenge 
(b) To get control over someone 
(c) To get one’s position back 
(d) To get hold of someone 
4. To steer clear of 
(a) Drive carefully 
(b) Avoid 
(c) Explain clearly 
(d) Escape 
5. To beat a retreat 
(a) To withdraw in defeat or humiliation 
(b) To withdraw after scoring a victory 
(c) To march back after a ceremonious parade 
(d) To run away in fear 
6. To blaze a trail 
(a) To lead the way as a pioneer 
(b) To light a track 
(c) To set up a fire 
(d) To wear a blazer while running 
7. Red-letter day 
(a) A colourful day 
(b) Fatal day 
(c) Happy and significant day 
(d) Hapless day 
8. To have the last laugh 
(a) To be of a cheerful nature 
(b) To laugh only after understanding something 
(c) To be victorious at the end of an argument 
(d) To crack the final joke 
9. Turn a deaf ear 
(a) Disregard 
(b) Defy 
(c) Disobey 
(d) Dismiss 
10. To smell a rat 
(a) To experience bad smell 
(b) To misunderstand 
(c) To see a hidden meaning 
(d) To suspect a trick

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