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

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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

Correct Answer :

D. To become contemptuous of


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To take the bull by the horns :

A. To punish a person severly for his arrogance

B. To grapple courageously with difficulty that lies in our way

C. To handle it by fierce attack

D. To bypass the legal process and take action according to ones own whims

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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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My sincere advice to my maidservant fell on stony ground .

A. was counter productive

B. had a strong impact

C. made on stubborn

D. had little success

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To make clean breast of

A. To gain prominence

B. To praise oneself

C. To confess without of reserve

D. To destroy before it blooms

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By the rule of thumb :

A. By the use of force

B. By the use of trickery

C. By cheating and deception

D. By practical experience which is rather rough

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We cannot depend on him for this assignment as it needs careful handling and he is like a bull in a china shop .

A. a felicitous person

B. a clumsy person

C. a tactful person

D. a no-nonsense person

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To ride hell for Leather :

A. To ride with furious speed

B. To adopt flase means to succeed

C. To work hard for a small accomplishment

D. To earn money by all means

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The sailors nailed their colours to their mast.

A. put up a colourful mast

B. refused to climb down

C. took over the ship

D. decided to abandon the ship

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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

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Ins and Outs

A. full details

B. major share

C. no details

D. finally

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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 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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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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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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All in all

A. Every person

B. Call all at once

C. Most important

D. Particular thing same in all

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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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At arm's length

A. Insult

B. Length of arm

C. At a distance

D. Very near

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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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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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For this act of indifference he will be taken to task by the authority.

A. he will get an offical reprimand from the authority.

B. he will be rewarded by the authority.

C. he will tender his resignation to the authority.

D. he will be entrusted with an official job.

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By leaps and bounds

A. aimlessly

B. very fast

C. very slow

D. in details

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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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A black sheep

A. An unlucky person

B. A lucky person

C. An ugly person

D. None of these

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To give/get the bird :

A. To get the awaited

B. To have good luck

C. To send away

D. To get the impossible

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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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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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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 cry wolf .

A. To listen eagerly

B. To give false alarm

C. To turn pale

D. To keep off starvation

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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