Idioms and Phrases Questions for SSC CHSL Tier-I 2017-18


Idiom/Phrase Questions : SSC CHSL

Dear Students,

English section is an integral part of SSC Exams and it is just round the corner. 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 CGL Tier 2 exam holds an appreciating weightage of 200 marks which is enough to know the importance of this Section in govt exams.Now 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 Tricky Idiom/Phrase 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. Wear your heart on your sleeve
(a) A very bold person
(b) A noble pure person
(c) Make one’s feelings apparent
(d) Being overtly polite at all times

Q2. A picture paints a thousands words
(a) An image of a subject conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does
(b) It is impossible to describe a beautiful sight
(c) A painter can express his feelings better than a writer
(d) A beautiful poem creates a mental picture

Q3. Feeding frenzy 
(a) A mad rush to complete a big project before deadline
(b) An episode of frantic competition for something
(c) A party where people hog on food
(d) A craze which rapidly spreads all over the world

Q4. A fool and his money are easily parted
(a) A foolish person spends money carelessly and will soon be penniless
(b) A miser will eventually lose all his money due to one foolish mistake
(c) A foolish person will never be able to get rich
(d) A rich person should be smart enough to avoid people who will fool him for his wealth

Q5. To be pushing up daisies
(a) To get up feeling fresh
(b) To be dead and buried
(c) To smell like flowers
(d) Once beautiful but now ugly

Q6. To spill the beans
(a) To reveal secret information unintentionally
(b) To lose inherited wealth
(c) To spread rumours to intentionally harm someone
(d) To spend away hard earned savings

Q7. A slap on the wrist
(a) A mild punishment
(b) Punishing the wrong person
(c) To hit someone where it hurts the most
(d) To threaten someone

Q8. Add fuel to the fire
(a) Go from one bad situation to another
(b) A cause become stronger when more people join
(c) The flame will extinguish if it runs out of oil
(d) Cause a situation to become worse

Q9. Head over heels 
(a) To think with head instead of heart
(b) To run away from an unpleasant situation
(c) To take a nasty fall
(d) To be madly in love

Q10. To lose one’s head
(a) To lose respect within your community
(b) To become complacent and gradually worsen your performance
(c) To become confused or overly emotional about someone or something
(d) To lose sense or start behaving like a lunatic

Q11. Scot-free
(a) To escape from captivism
(b) Be free of all responsibilities
(c) To get something unexpected
(d) Without incurring any penalty or punishment

Q12. Cock and bull story
(a) An implausible story used as an excuse
(b) A story which sounds unbelievable but it is true
(c) A story with a predictable ending
(d) A very boring narrative

Q13. Flea market
(a) A market for semi-precious stones and jewelry
(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 personal motivation or selfish reason for saying or doing something.
(c) Some important task to do
(d) One’s skill should always be practiced or their edge becomes blunt


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