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

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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

Correct Answer :

D. To calm a quarrel with sooting words


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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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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 have brush with :

A. To start painting

B. To have good and pleasing terms

C. To be impressed

D. To have a slight encounter

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The new manager ruled the roost to every one.

A. exercised authority

B. rushed through work

C. got paid very handsomely

D. created good impression

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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 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 snap ones fingers :

A. To speak abruptly

B. To accept immediately

C. To grasp eagerly

D. To become contemptuous of

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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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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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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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To catch a tartar

A. To trap wanted criminal with great difficulty

B. To catch a dangerous person

C. To meet with disaster

D. To deal with a person who is more than one's match

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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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Be in the mire :

A. Be under dept

B. Be in love

C. Be in difficulties

D. Be uneasy

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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 leave someone in the lurch

A. To come to compromise with someone

B. Constant source of annoyance to someone

C. To put someone at ease

D. To desert someone in his difficulties

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He has all his ducks in a row; he is complacent.

A. has everything ready

B. is well organised

C. always scores a zero

D. never gets confused

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To take with a grain of salt :

A. To take with some reservation

B. To take with total disbelief

C. To take whole heartedly

D. To take seriously

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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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Where discipline is concerned I put my foot down .

A. take a firm stand

B. take a light stand

C. take a heavy stand

D. take a shaky stand

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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 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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All and sundry :

A. Greater share

B. All of a sudden

C. Completion of work

D. Everyone without distinction

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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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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 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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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 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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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 cry wolf

A. To listen eagerly

B. To give false alarm

C. To turn pale

D. To keep off starvation