(1-15): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold in the sentence.
Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and
mark it in the Answer sheet.
good rule to go by.
rank and file turned up to witness the procession.
section of people
police tied the culprit in knots questioning him about the crime.
tied him with a rope
tied his limbs and interrogated him
bewildered him to a great extent
beat him in the joints
no need to get into a stew.
an anxious state of mind
Nehru was not only a great politician, but also a man of letters.
who wrote many letters
who received more letters
scholar with literary taste
reader of letters
Khurana’s prowess could not be used in India for want of scientific
Govt. is giving serious thought to a proposal about setting up National
want to pass the recruitment examination you must put your shoulder to the
trader’s strike in Delhi has brought business to a standstill.
slowed the pace
caused to stop wholly
surprised the business-men
brought to public attention
men never put on airs their humility brings them laurels.
though the new clerk was given a difficult task, he remained cool as a
nervous or emotional
broke down just as it reached the edge of a cliff. It was indeed a close
escape from danger
she realized that she had bought a fake product, she knew that her money had gone
down the drain.
in the drain
money was safe
Bernard Shaw was blessed with the gift of the gab.
to work hard.
to speak impressively
have been caught cheating – now you must face the music.
upto unpleasant consequences