SSC CGL/CHSL English Idioms and Phrases Quiz: 25 March| Watch LIVE Discussion

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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. Dress down
(a) to apply bandage on wound
(b) to give a wise advice
(c) to scold someone
(d) to copy someone else

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S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Dress down (idiom): To scold or reprimand someone.

Q2. Cut short
(a) run away
(b) praise
(c) interrupt
(d) slice into small pieces

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S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. Cut short (idiom): To interrupt someone so that they stop talking.


Q3. Vexed question
(a) controversial
(b) surprising
(c) regulatory
(d) anonymity

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S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Vexed question (idiom): A topic or point that people discuss or argue about at length, but never manage to settle or resolve.


Q4. Stick one’s neck out
(a) to take a risk
(b) to give a shock
(c) to move strangely
(d) to give a favor

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S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. Stick one’s neck out (idiom): To personally assume or expose oneself to some risk, danger, or responsibility; to imperil oneself.


Q5. Bear the palm
(a) to bear pain
(b) to win
(c) to lose the game
(d) to control anger

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S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Bear the palm (idiom): To be the winner; take the prize.


Q6. Wait on hand and foot
(a) do everything for someone
(b) too lazy to move your hand and foot
(c) to fall between two great difficulties
(d) to set something in disorder

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S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. Wait on hand and foot (idiom): To dote on someone and do everything that they want.


Q7. To set at naught
(a) to start a project
(b) to disregard
(c) to admire
(d) to be agree

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S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. To set at naught (idiom): To treat as of no account; to disregard; to treat with ignominy.


Q8. In the black
(a) financially solvent
(b) in extreme difficulty
(c) in the absence of money
(d) to be in the dark

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S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. In the black (idiom): Not in debt; in a financially profitable condition.


Q9. Touch-and-go
(a) too gloomy
(b) very uncertain
(c) happiness for a short time
(d) a wasted day

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S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. Touch-and-go (idiom): Extremely uncertain as to the outcome of something.


Q10. Out at the elbows
(a) lacking money
(b) lacking intelligence
(c) talented
(d) to go to the woods

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S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Out at the elbows (idiom): Quite poor; not having much or enough money.


Q11. Airs and Graces
(a) good from bad
(b) a pretentious manner
(c) lose control
(d) free oneself from

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S11. Ans.(b)
Sol. Airs and graces (idiom): An affected manner of behaving, designed to attract or impress.


Q12. A shot in the arm
(a) a boost or act of encouragement
(b) to criticize or punish severely
(c) to reply in a harsh way
(d) to destroy something completely

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S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. A shot in the arm (idiom): Something that revitalizes, reinvigorates, or encourages someone or something.


Q13. Spot on
(a) to take one’s revenge
(b) accurately
(c) playing bad
(d) full of error

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S13. Ans.(b)
Sol. Spot on (idiom): completely accurate or accurately.

Q14. Cut of one’s jib
(a) personal appearance
(b) the salary paid to someone in his job
(c) to be dismissed from a job
(d) out of order

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S14. Ans.(a)
Sol. Cut of one’s jib (idiom): A person’s general appearance, manner, mien, style, demeanor, or personality.

Q15. In the air
(a) to give up
(b) prevalent
(c) to fight over something
(d) to leave everything on one’s fate

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S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. In the air (idiom): In circulation, in people’s thoughts.


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