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

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To play fast and loose :

A. To beguile others

B. To be winning sometimes and losing at other times

C. To play with someones feeling

D. To play tricks

Correct Answer :

D. To play tricks


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To pick holes

A. To find some reason to quarrel

B. To destroy something

C. To criticise someone

D. To cut some part of an item

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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 break the ice :

A. To start quarreling

B. To end the hostility

C. To start to conversation

D. To end up partnership

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For some people, writing verse is as duck takes to water .

A. like taking the duck to water

B. like bursting out suddenly

C. like dropping the duck in the water

D. like easily and naturally speaking

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Spick and span :

A. Neat and clean

B. Outspoken

C. A ready-made thing

D. Garrulous

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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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Despite his initial arrogance he had to eat humble pie .

A. he had to yield under pressure

B. he maintained composure

C. he failed to protest eventually

D. he accepted the food oflfered

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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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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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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 ag

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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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To read between the lines :

A. To concentrate

B. To read carefully

C. To suspect

D. To grasp the hidden meaning

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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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The pros and cons :

A. For and aginst a thing

B. Foul and fair

C. Good and evil

D. Former and latter

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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 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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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 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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To hit the jackpot :

A. To gamble

B. To get an unexpected victory

C. To be wealthy

D. To make money unexpectedly

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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

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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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Swan-song :

A. Music as sweet as a song of birds

B. A melodious song in praise of someone

C. Praise of a woman by her lover

D. Last work of a poet or musician before death

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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 pull strings :

A. To exert hidden influence

B. To tease someone

C. To speed up

D. To start something

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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 strike ones colours :

A. To fight vigorously

B. To work hard

C. To surrender

D. To make a rude gesture

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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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Apple Pie Order

A. Related to dry fruit packing

B. In perfect order

C. In random order

D. Related to fruits packing

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Ins and Outs

A. full details

B. major share

C. no details

D. finally

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To play fast and loose :

A. To beguile others

B. To be winning sometimes and losing at other times

C. To play with someones feeling

D. To play tricks