Idioms And Phrases Quiz for SSC CGL Tier 2

Vocabulary section is of utmost importance in any Competitive Exam and in facing up daily life practices as well. SSC Exam is no exception, this part plays even more vital role in scoring at least a sufficient outcome. As the saying is Practice Makes A Man Perfect,it is must to apply the same on here. Practising these questions will definitely help you to hold a required grip and in learning the important vocabulary effectively. All the important parts of Vocabulary Section have been provided in today’s quiz, learn and practise these effectively.

Directions (1-15): Four alternatives are given for the Idioms/Phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of Idiom/Phrase. 

Q1. From stem to stern

all the way from the front of a ship to the back.
from beginning to the end.
top of a plant to its roots.
lose pleasantness to become strict.

Q2. Cut short

slice into small pieces

Q3. Ruffle somebody’s feather

escape responsibility
annoy somebody
show contempt for

Q4. Run out of steam

to lose impetus or enthusiasm
to work quickly like a machine
to give up easily
no more money to spend

Q5. A cuckoo in the nest

one who likes to stay at home
a view from a high place
an unwelcome intruder
one who is chosen as the leader of the group.

Q6. Capital Punishment

death sentence
life imprisonment
to be jailed
imprisoned for a long period

Q7. Wet behind the ears

young and rich with experience
young and without much experience
hearing impaired

Q8. Talked over

fought about

Q9. Wet one’s whistle

have a nap
be happy
have a problem
have a drink

Q10. Vexed question

None of the above

Q11. Take fancy to

to give imaginative touches
developed liking for

Q12. On tenterhooks

happy & excited
in suspense & anxiety
angry and irritated
surprised & shocked

Q13. Dressing-down

apply bandage
wear an expensive gown
give a scolding

Q14. Cut the mustard

to get under expectations
to score average
to perform well
to underperform

Q15. Gall and wormwood

a problem
hard to digest


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