Idiom Phrases Set 1
Idiom Phrases are a very important part of vocabulary section. In Idiom Phrases (Muhavre in Hindi) A few words can be used for a sentence. That few words argument with the meaning of that sentence.
Directions (1-10): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative that best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the answer sheet.
Q1. For his alleged involvement in the espionage, he is under a cloud these days.
(a) experiencing cloudy weather
(b) enjoying favourable luck
(c) under suspicion
(d) under observation
Q2. We have appealed to him again and again; there is no use flogging a dead horse now.
(a) repeating our request
(b) making him see reason
(c) beating about the bush
(d) wasting time in useless effort
Q3. We shouldn’t look down upon the wretched of the earth.
(a) sympathise with
(b) like intensely
(c) be indifferent to
(d) regard with contempt
Q4. Because of his misbehavior, he is bound to face the music.
(a) get finished
(b) get reprimanded
(c) feel sorry
(d) listen to the music
Q5. The working of the factory was disrupted on account of a token strike by the workers.
(a) total strike
(b) carefully planned strike
(c) short strike held as a warning
(d) sudden call of strike
Q6. By opposing his proposal I fell foul of him.
(a) played with
(b) felt comfortable with
(c) agreed with
(d) did not agree with
Q7. Those who work by fits and starts seldom show good results.
Q8. The new manager thought that he would give the employees enough rope for the first six months after which he would check the work done himself.
(a) many directives and orders
(b) sufficient advice
(c) all the material they needed
(d) enough freedom for action
Q9. He was all at sea when he began his new job.
Q10. The sweeping statement by the boss left the conscientious workers disgusted.
(a) rash statement
(b) unpremeditated statement
(c) thoughtless statement
(d) generalized statement
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