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In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom / phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom / phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

What is the correct answer?

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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

Correct Answer :

B. prepare for a difficult situation


THe idiom batten down the hatches means to prepare for difficult times.

Related Questions

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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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4

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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4

The mother always insists on keeping the house spick and span .

A. open

B. locked

C. safe

D. tid

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To flog a dead horse :

A. To act in a foolish way

B. To waste ones efforts

C. To revive interest in an old subject

D. To revive old memories

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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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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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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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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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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 give a rap on the knuckles :

A. To eulogise

B. To chatise

C. To condemn

D. To rebuke

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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 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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An apple of discord

A. cause of happiness

B. cause of quarrel

C. cause of wealth

D. cause of illness

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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 change colour :

A. To change appearance

B. To shift allegiance to

C. To favour the wrong person

D. None of these

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You will succeed if you follow my advice to the letter .

A. about writing letters

B. written in the letter

C. in every detail

D. very thoughtfully

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To have ones heart in ones boots :

A. To be deeply depressed

B. To be frightened

C. To get angry

D. To keep a secret

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Hobsons choice :

A. Feeling of insecurity

B. Accept or leave the other

C. Feeling of strength

D. Excellent choice

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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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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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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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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 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 bear the palm :

A. To win

B. To accept a challenge

C. To accept defeat

D. To endure something

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All agog :

A. Everybody

B. All ready

C. Restless

D. Almighty

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To live fast :

A. To lead a life of dissipation

B. To accomplish a purpose

C. to do a task hurriedly

D. To use up ones income as fast as it comes in

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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 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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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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Apple Pie Order

A. Related to dry fruit packing

B. In perfect order

C. In random order

D. Related to fruits packing