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In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/ Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

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For this act of indifference he will be taken to task by the authority.

A. he will get an offical reprimand from the authority.

B. he will be rewarded by the authority.

C. he will tender his resignation to the authority.

D. he will be entrusted with an official job.

Correct Answer :

A. he will get an offical reprimand from the authority.


Take somebody to task = to criticize somebody strongly for something they have done.

Related Questions

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A critic's work is to read between the lines .

A. to comprehend the meaning

B. to appreciate the inner beauty

C. to understand the inner meaning

D. to read carefully

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I tried to feel his pulse on the issue, but in vain.

A. find his views

B. enlighten him

C. argue with him

D. guide him

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At the spur of the moment

A. Great Moment

B. Without Delay

C. Very Slow

D. Difficult Moment

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The convict claimed innocence and stood his ground in spite of the repeated accusations.

A. knelt

B. surrendered

C. kept standing

D. refused to yield

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To be in abeyance :

A. To be in trouble

B. Dual minded

C. In a fighting mood

D. Insuspense

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At arm's length

A. Insult

B. Length of arm

C. At a distance

D. Very near

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To take a leaf out of somebodys book :

A. To take him as a model

B. To steal something valuable

C. To follow the dictates of someone

D. To conform to others standard

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To give a rap on the knuckles :

A. To eulogise

B. To chatise

C. To condemn

D. To rebuke

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To drive home

A. To find one's roots

B. To return to place of rest

C. Back to original position

D. To emphasise

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no love lost between

A. forming a group

B. have a good understanding

C. not on good terms

D. stop loving

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The convict claimed innocence and stood his ground in spite of the repeated accusations.

A. knelt

B. surrendered

C. kept standing

D. refused to yield

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To keep the ball rolling :

A. To earn more and more

B. To work constantly

C. To keep the conversation going

D. To make the best use of

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fair and square

A. auhtorative

B. business like

C. honest

D. active

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A bull in a china shop :

A. A person who is very ugly but loves the beautiful things of life

B. A person who takes a sadistic delight in harming innocient people

C. A person who becomes too excited where no excitment is warranted

D. A person who is rought and clumsy where skill and care are required

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To pay off old scores :

A. To have ones revenge

B. To settle a dispute

C. To repay the old loan

D. None of these

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To smell a rat

A. To see signs of plague epidemic

B. To get bad small of a bad dead rat

C. To suspect foul dealings

D. To be in a bad mood

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Once the case reached the court, the police washed their hands off it .

A. waited for a response to

B. claimed credit for

C. disassociated themselves from

D. seemed eager to continue

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a white elephant

A. a proud possession

B. a rare article

C. useful mode of transport

D. costly or truoblesome possession

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By leaps and bounds

A. aimlessly

B. very fast

C. very slow

D. in details

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Harp on :

A. To comment

B. To criticise

C. To keeep on talking

D. To keep on insulting

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To ride hell for Leather :

A. To ride with furious speed

B. To adopt flase means to succeed

C. To work hard for a small accomplishment

D. To earn money by all means

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By the rule of thumb :

A. By the use of force

B. By the use of trickery

C. By cheating and deception

D. By practical experience which is rather rough

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To carry the coal to newcastle :

A. To work hard

B. To finish a jab

C. To do unnecessary things

D. To do menial jobs

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To oil the knocker :

A. To instigate a person to do a job

B. To do a work with increased pace

C. To tip the office-boy

D. To revive old enmity

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To pull strings :

A. To exert hidden influence

B. To tease someone

C. To speed up

D. To start something

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It is difficult to have a sensible discussion with her as she flies off at a tangent.

A. gets carried away

B. starts discussing something irrelevant

C. loses her temper easily

D. does not really understand anything

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You will succeed if you follow my advice to the letter .

A. about writing letters

B. written in the letter

C. in every detail

D. very thoughtfully

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The mother always insists on keeping the house spick and span .

A. open

B. locked

C. safe

D. tid

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To cry wolf.

A. To listen eagerly

B. To give false alarm

C. To turn pale

D. To keep off starvation

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To bring ones eggs to a bad market :

A. To face on humiliating situation

B. To bring ones commodities to a market where there is no demand for them

C. To show ones talents before audience which is incapable of appreciating them

D. To fail in ones plans because one goes to the wrong people for help