Frequently Asked Idioms And Phrases Questions For SSC CPO: 30th March


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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 CPO Exam is to be held from the month of June where English Language Section holds 50 questions containing 5 questions from each topic according to new SSC CPO Pattern . Also SSC CHSL Exam has already started from 4 March and will be held until 28 March 2018 and the provided English questions are important for the same as well.

You need to gird up your loins to score maximum marks.Today, in this English quiz we are providing 15 Important Idioms And Phrases QuestionsTo make you learn vocabulary effectively is the motive behind the provided quiz. Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for the upcoming Exams.

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q1. A rift in the lute
(a) not open to the public
(b) die while still working
(c) take a turn for the better
(d) bring about disharmony

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Q2. Cushy job
(a) financially comfortable job
(b) hectic job
(c) unimportant task
(d) impossible job

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Q3. Sum and substance
(a) proof
(b) summary
(c) theory
(d) long description

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Q4. Weigh anchor 
(a) a talent for acting
(b) harsh spoken
(c) difficult situation
(d) prepare to sail again

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Q5. Seize the nettle
(a) dealt firmly
(b) accept gladly
(c) complete failure
(d) unusually confident

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Q6. To cut the crackle 
(a) to stop the talking and start
(b) to be under one’s subjugation
(c) to foment trouble
(d) to ridicule 

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Q7. In the offing 
(a) in danger
(b) appear soon
(c) side by side
(d) worrisome

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 Q8. Heads will roll 
(a) unconditionally surrendered
(b) dismissed or forced to resign
(c) born in a wealthy family
(d) resorted to illegitimate practices

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Q9. Creature comforts 
(a) hint
(b) luxuries
(c) support
(d) colloquial

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Q10. Cry in the wilderness.
(a) rebuke
(b) confused and lost
(c) aggravate the situation
(d) unpopular opinion

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Q11. On the brink of
(a) to be alert
(b) to be near to
(c) not at all
(d) occasionally

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Q12. A mare’s nest
(a) a rumor
(b) a false praise
(c) a difficult situation
(d) a constant source of annoyance

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Q13. To hammer out
(a) To raise alarm
(b) To plan
(c) To take part
(d) To be tired of

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Q14. To put one out of countenance
(a) To put a difficulty in the way of progress
(b) To provoke quarrel
(c) To make one feel ashamed
(d) To deceive someone

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Q15. A stiff–necked person
(a) Honest and open
(b) An obstinate person
(c) A source of quarrel
(d) Ordinary person

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