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Verbal Ability :

Idioms and Phrases




1.
Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.

To make clean breast of

To gain prominence
To praise oneself
To confess without of reserve
To destroy before it blooms




2.
To catch a tartar

To trap wanted criminal with great difficulty
To catch a dangerous person
To meet with disaster
To deal with a person who is more than one's match




3.
To drive home

To find one's roots
To return to place of rest
Back to original position
To emphasise




4.
To have an axe to grind

A private end to serve
To fail to arouse interest
To have no result
To work for both sides




5.
Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.

To cry wolf

To listen eagerly
To give false alarm
To turn pale
To keep off starvation




6.
To end in smoke

To make completely understand
To ruin oneself
To excite great applause
To overcome someone




7.
To be above board

To have a good height
To be honest in any business deal
They have no debts
To try to be beautiful




8.
To put one's hand to plough

To take up agricultural farming
To take a difficult task
Take interest in technical work
None of these




9.
To pick holes

To find some reason to quarrel
To destroy something
To criticise someone
To cut some part of an item




10.
Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.

To leave someone in the lurch

To come to compromise with someone
Constant source of annoyance to someone
To put someone at ease
To desert someone in his difficulties




11.
To play second fiddle

To be happy, cheerful and healthy
To reduce importance of one's senior
To support the role and view of another person
To do back seat driving




12.
To be the question

To refer to
To take for granted
To raise objections
To be discussed




13.
A black sheep

An unlucky person
A lucky person
An ugly person
A partner who takes no share of the profits
None of these




14.
Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.

To smell a rat

To see signs of plague epidemic
To get bad small of a bad dead rat
To suspect foul dealings
To be in a bad mood




15.
To hit the nail right on the head

To do the right thing
To destroy one's reputation
To announce one's fixed views
To teach someone a lesson










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