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Directions (1-15): An idiom and four possible meanings are given. Identify the meaning of the idiom from among the answer choices and mark its number as your answer.
Q1. To give a turn
(a) to reject or refuse
(b) to dominate
(c) to run away
(d) to frighten
Q2. On thin ice
(a) on the verge of ruins
(b) unbounded
(c) in the open air
(d) in a precarious situation
Q3. Bury the hatchet
(a) decide to end hostility
(b) to keep under control
(c) to retire from active life
(d) to turn pale

Q4. Cut no ice
(a) unable to perform
(b) feel uncomfortable
(c) come to nothing
(d) have no influence or effect
Q5. It makes no odds
(a) come to a compromise
(b) quite certain
(c) to cause no interest
(d) it is not important
Q6. Sign on the dotted line
(a) agree to do something unconditionally
(b) take the blame or punishment
(c) without any delay
(d) left with no choice
Q7. The bottom line
(a) the trick
(b) the most important factor
(c) the secret
(d) ignorance
Q8. Read between the lines
(a) have a reason to suspect
(b) consulted one another
(c) have insight into a situation
(d) under consideration
Q9. Child’s play
(a) to handle a situation calmly
(b) to dispute over petty points
(c) an easy task
(d) to treat lightly
                                                                                                                                    Q10. Lie low
(a) to cease fighting
(b) destructively active
(c) hide and wait
(d) do nothing except relax
Q11. On cloud nine
(a) beyond control
(b) in excellent spirits
(c) fortune in favour
(d) at a distance
Q12. See eye to eye
(a) well thought of
(b) continuously
(c) to fix the limit
(d) have same opinion
Q13. Count one’s chickens before they hatch
(a) be overconfident
(b) to make money rapidly
(c) with all one’s power
(d) wholly or entirely
Q14. A bird’s-eye view
(a) without care
(b) within the walls
(c) an overall view
(d) out of place
Q15. Be in two minds
(a) be burdened
(b) be indifferent
(c) be mischievous
(d) be undecided

S1. Ans.(d) 
Sol. “Gave me a turn” simply means “shocked me”

S2. Ans.(d) 
Sol. On thin ice-in a precarious or risky situation.

S3. Ans.(a) 
Sol. Bury the hatchet-end a quarrel or conflict and become friendly.

S4. Ans.(d) 
Sol. Cut no ice-have no influence or effect.

S5. Ans.(d) 
Sol. It makes no odds-it does not matter.  

S6. Ans.(a) 
Sol. sign on the dotted line, to agree formally, esp. by signing one’s name on a document.

S7. Ans.(b) 
Sol. The bottom line-the fundamental and most important factor.

S8. Ans.(c) 
Sol. Read between the lines-look for or discover a meaning that is implied rather than explicitly stated.

S9. Ans.(c) 
Sol. child’s play-a task which is easily accomplished.

S10. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  Lie low-(especially of a criminal) keep out of sight; avoid detection or attention.

S11. Ans.(b) 
Sol.  On cloud nine-extremely happy.

S12. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  See eye to eye- be in full agreement.

S13. Ans.(a) 
Sol.  Count one’s chickens before they hatch-be overconfident

S14. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  A bird’s-eye view-an overall or cursory look at something

S15. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  Be in two minds- be unable to decide between alternatives.


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