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Direction (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. In high dudgeon
(a) Very ugly
(b) High pride
Sol. In high dudgeon: feeling or exhibiting great resentment; taking great offense at something.
Q2. Go to seed
(a) Become inspirational for a group of people
(b) Become untidy due to a lack of care
(c) Go to an unknown place to find peace
(d) Get attention
Sol. Go to seed: to look shabby, unhealthy, or unattractive due to a lack of care or attention.
Q3. Come unglued
(a) To achieve something easily
(b) To visit a place again and again
(c) To live happily
(d) To lose one’s composure
Sol. Come unglued: to become extremely upset or emotional.
Q4. Walk on air
(a) Feel elated
(b) Feel dejected
(c) To treat someone badly
(d) To expect something from someone
Sol. Walk on air: to be in a state of extreme happiness.
Q5. Pull for
(a) To discourage
(b) To encourage
(d) To be embarrassed
Sol. Pull for: to give encouragement and support to someone or something; root for someone or something.
Q6. Carry the ball
(a) Create a disturbance
(b) Keep patience
(c) Take charge
(d) Carry a fight
Sol. Carry the ball: take responsibility for getting something done.
Q7. Dress the part
(a) To look shabby
(b) To look suitable
(c) To do a sin
(d) To suffer from illness
Sol. Dress the part: to look suitable or behave in a suitable way for a particular situation.
Q8. Like a dog with two tails
(a) To work on two opportunities simultaneously
(b) To get extremely confused
(c) To not let enjoy others
(d) To be very happy
Sol. Like a dog with two tails: to be very happy and excited.
Q9. The bee’s knees
(a) To be annoying
(b) To be excellent
(c) To be a criminal
(d) To be a destitute
Sol. The Bee’s knees: to be exceptionally great, excellent, or high-quality.
Q10. Scope out
(a) To be out of the competition
(b) To avoid a situation
(c) To make a preliminary inspection
(d) To go out
Sol. Scope out: to make a preliminary investigation, inspection, or analysis of something.
Q11. Stand one’s ground
(c) To hold good habits
(d) Refuse to yield
Sol. Stand one’s ground: to maintain one’s position.
Q12. With might and main
(a) Full force
(b) Complete trust
(c) Exceptional skill
(d) Full unity
Sol. With might and main: with as much effort or strength as one can muster.
Q13. Nail one’s colors to the mast
(a) Put up a colorful mast
(b) To refuse to cease or surrender
(c) Took over the ship
(d) To decide to abandon the ship
Sol. Nail one’s colours to the mast: to show one’s intention to hold on to those beliefs until the end.
Q14. Batten down the hatches
(a) Stay in-door
(b) Prepare for a difficult situation
(c) Go somewhere safe
(d) To start fighting unexpectedly
Sol. Batten down the hatches: to prepare for a challenging situation.
Q15. To keep the ball rolling
(a) To earn more and more
(b) To be compassionate about something
(c) To maintain the progress of a project, plan, etc.
(d) To make the best use of
Sol. To keep the ball rolling: maintain the momentum of an activity.
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