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Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/ phrase.

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To end in smoke

A. To make completely understand

B. To ruin oneself

C. To excite great applause

D. To overcome someone

Correct Answer :

B. To ruin oneself


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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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To play second fiddle

A. To be happy, cheerful and healthy

B. To reduce importance of one's senior

C. To support the role and view of another person

D. To do back seat driving

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To beg the question

A. To refer to

B. To take for granted

C. To raise objections

D. To be discussed

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You need to have something up your sleeve if the present plan does not work.

A. have some honest means

B. have some hidden sources of money

C. have a secret pocket in the sleeve

D. have an alternative plan

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To be old as the hills :

A. To be very ancient

B. To be wise tand learned

C. To be old but foolish

D. Not being worth the age

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A tall order :

A. A task difficult to perform

B. A bid problem

C. A royal summon

D. A big demand

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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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To take umbrage :

A. To feel depressed

B. To be offended

C. To be satisfied

D. To be pleased

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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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To be above board

A. To have a good height

B. To be honest in any business deal

C. They have no debts

D. To try to be beautiful

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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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He is on the wrong side of seventy .

A. more than seventy years old

B. less than seventy years old

C. seventy years old

D. eighty years old

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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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The man changed colours when I questioned him on the allocation of funds.

A. turned pale

B. got numbed

C. turned happy

D. get motivated

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As fit as a fiddle

A. Looks fit but not fit actaully

B. Recovering from illness

C. Very weak

D. None of above

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The students of that group have assured their project guide that they will all work against the clock .

A. work while keeping patience

B. work with vigour to finish in limited time

C. work with enthusiasm

D. work hard to go against the time

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A black sheep

A. An unlucky person

B. A lucky person

C. An ugly person

D. None of these

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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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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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To give a rap on the knuckles :

A. To eulogise

B. To chatise

C. To condemn

D. To rebuke

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To set one's face against

A. To oppose with determination

B. To judge by appearence

C. To get out of difficulty

D. To look at one steadily

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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 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

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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 set the people by ears :

A. To box the people

B. To insult and disgrace the people

C. To punish heavily

D. To excite people to a quarrel

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To plough the sands :

A. To work hard to achieve ones aim

B. To afford hope or ground for expecting a good result

C. To busy oneself in a way which cannot lead to any profitable result

D. To advance ones position in life

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To set the thames on fire :

A. To do something remarkable

B. To try to do the impossible

C. To burn something to ashes

D. To fling inonical remarks

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To pull ones socks up :

A. To prepare

B. To try hard

C. To get ready

D. To depart

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At logger heads

A. In difficulty

B. to be at strife

C. None of above

D. very happy together

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He made my day by telling me how important I was to him.

A. gave me great pleasure

B. displeased me

C. spoiled my day

D. made me resentful