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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.

What is the correct answer?

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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

Correct Answer :

B. starts discussing something irrelevant


THe idiom she flies off at a tangent means to pursue a somewhat related or irrelevant course while neglecting the main subject.

Related Questions

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To snap ones fingers :

A. To speak abruptly

B. To accept immediately

C. To grasp eagerly

D. To become contemptuous of

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Adolescence is a period of halcyon days .

A. hard days

B. of mental pressure

C. happy days

D. days of preparation

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To keeps one's temper

A. To become hungry

B. To be in good mood

C. To preserve ones energy

D. To be aloof from

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With great difficulty, he was able to carve out a niche for himself.

A. became a sculptor

B. did the best he could do

C. destroyed his career

D. developed a specific position for himself

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The students found it hard to go at equal speed with the professor.

A. get away from

B. put up with

C. keep up with

D. race against

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She wanted to go hitch-hiking but her mother put her foot down and now she's going by bus.

A. took a firm stand

B. expressed her displeasure

C. scolded her badly

D. got irritated

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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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A man of straw

A. A man of no substance

B. A very active person

C. A worthy fellow

D. An unreasonable person

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In the teeth of

A. in the end

B. real cause

C. in the face of

D. to chase

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Dog in the manger :

A. An undersized bull almost the shape of a dog

B. A dog that has no kennel of its own

C. A person who puts himself in difficulties on account of other people

D. A person who prevents others from enjoying something useless to himself

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To take the wind out of anothers sails :

A. To manouevre ot mislead another on the high seas

B. To cause harm to another

C. To defeat the motives of another

D. To anticipate another and to gain advantage over him

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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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Will o the wisp :

A. Anything which eludes or deceives

B. To act in a childish way

C. To act in a foolish way

D. To have desires unbacked by efforts

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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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does not hold water

A. Cannot be belived

B. cannot be valued

C. does not fulfil the reqiurements

D. does not deserve appreciation

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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 let off steam , my friend started murmuring.

A. to release his tension

B. to show his anger

C. to show his approval

D. to show his disple

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To drive home .

A. To find one's root

B. To return to place of rest

C. Back to original position

D. To emphasise

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green thumb

A. one has a green tatto on the thumb

B. to have a natural intrest in gardening

C. one is articstic

D. ones nails are painted green

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At dagger's drawn

A. to be very friendly

B. to have bitter enmity

C. to be very familiar

D. to be unknown

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To pour oil in troubled water :

A. To forment trouble

B. To add to the trouble

C. To instigate

D. To calm a quarrel with sooting words

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To be at ones fingers end :

A. To be hopeless

B. To be highly perplexed

C. To be completely conversant with

D. To count things

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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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To mind ones Ps and Qs :

A. To be cautious

B. To be accurate and precise

C. To be careful of ones accounts

D. To be careful of ones personality

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To turn the tables :

A. To defeat

B. To oppose

C. To create chaos

D. To change the sorry scheme

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To have an axe to grind .

A. a private end to serve

B. to fail to arouse interest

C. to have no result

D. to work for both sides

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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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To give a false colouring :

A. To misrepresent

B. To submit the false report

C. To be dishonest

D. To conceal the facts

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All in all

A. Every person

B. Call all at once

C. Most important

D. Particular thing same in all

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By leaps and bounds

A. aimlessly

B. very fast

C. very slow

D. in details