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

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To have brush with :

A. To start painting

B. To have good and pleasing terms

C. To be impressed

D. To have a slight encounter

Correct Answer :

D. To have a slight encounter


Related Questions

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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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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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We must work with all our might and main, otherwise we cannot succeed.

A. full force

B. complete trust

C. exceptional skill

D. full unity

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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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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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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 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 strike ones colours :

A. To fight vigorously

B. To work hard

C. To surrender

D. To make a rude gesture

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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 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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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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To hit the nail right on the head

A. To do the right thing

B. To destroy one's reputation

C. To announce one's fixed views

D. To teach someone a lesson

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We had (had) better batten down the hatches . The weather is unpredictable.

A. stay in-door

B. prepare for a difficult situation

C. go somewhere safe

D. face the obstacles

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To turn over a new leaf :

A. To change completely ones course of action

B. To shift attention to new problems

C. To cover up ones faults by wearing new marks

D. To change the old habits and adopt new ones

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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 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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Harp on :

A. To comment

B. To criticise

C. To keeep on talking

D. To keep on insulting

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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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At one's wit's end

A. Clear Up

B. Perplexed

C. Explain

D. Enlighten

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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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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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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 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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At daggers drawn

A. at enmity

B. to be puzzled

C. at friendship

D. real cause

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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 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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To pull ones socks up :

A. To prepare

B. To try hard

C. To get ready

D. To depart

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To be above board.

A. To have a good height

B. To be honest in any business deal

C. Having no debts

D. To try to be beautiful

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To fight to the bitter end :

A. To fight with poison-tipped arrows

B. To fight to the last paint of enemy position

C. To die fighting

D. To carry on a contest regardless of consequences

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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