Idiom Phrases Questions For SSC CHSL 2018


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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 Idiom Phrases questions asked in any govt exam. To make you learn important grammar rules effectively and at an apt time 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, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q1. To shoot the breeze
(a) To do random acts hoping one will be successful
(b) To have a casual conversation
(c) To release stomach gases
(d) To brag about some mild achievement

Q2. Shooting fish in a barrel
(a) To do random acts of stupidity
(b) To behave in a cruel manner
(c) Ridiculously easy
(d) To escape through a narrow opening

Q3. By the skin of one’s teeth
(a) To hurt someone
(b) Teeth show health of an animal or a person
(c) Dental hygiene is critical for good health
(d) A very narrow margin

Q4. Scapegoat
(a) Animal sacrifice as an offering to God
(b) The most useful animal or person
(c) A lucky person who is forgiven for his crimes
(d) A person who is blamed for the mistakes of others

Q5. Wild goose chase
(a) A hopeless search for something unattainable
(b) An adventurous trip full of surprises
(c) To waste a lot of time and effort for small returns
(d) To have fun doing a certain task

Q6. To put the cat among the pigeons
(a) To hunt easy prey
(b) To be different in a group where everybody is alike
(c) To do something that is likely to cause controversy
(d) When the entire group feels trapped in a bad situation

Q7. Practice makes a man perfect
(a) Perfection demands patience
(b) Any problem can be solved if you are willing to try many times
(c) Regular activity is the way to become proficient in it
(d) It takes a long time to form a good habit

Q8. Pull the plug
(a) Make a firm refusal
(b) Save a situation by acting in the nick of time
(c) To waste away somebody’s effort
(d) Prevent something from continuing

Q9. Wag the dog
(a) To divert attention from something of greater importance to something of lesser importance
(b) To be nice to someone if you want that person’s loyalty
(c) To praise someone to get that persons love
(d) A small favour to a person who loves you matters a lot to that person

Q10. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
(a) Not to live in a fancy imaginary world, where everything happens as per your wish
(b) Counting your wealth repeatedly will not make it grow
(c) One should be optimistic but be ready for failures
(d) Not to be too sure that something good you hope for will really happen, it might not happen after all

Q11. Water under the bridge
(a) To create solutions to overcome any problem
(b) Past events are no longer important
(c) Young days can never be brought back again
(d) Time keeps flowing endlessly

Q12. Saved by the bell
(a) When time is in your favour
(b) Saved at the last moment
(c) The bell rings at the most opportune time
(d) Prayers are answered when the church bell rings

Q13. Flea market
(a) A market for semi-precious stones and jeweler
(b) A market where stolen goods are sold
(c) A street market selling second-hand goods
(d) A small but crowded and noisy place

Q14. Down to the wire
(a) Removing the bondage that is keeping on down
(b) The last second before the bomb explodes
(c) To denote a situation whose outcome is not decided until the very last minute
(d) Finishing all of one’s resources to the last penny

Q15. An axe to grind
(a) Preparing for a fight
(b) To have a problem with something or someone
(c) Some important task to do
(d) One’s skill should always be practiced or their edge becomes blunt


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