Idiom Phrases Set 5
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.
Q1. The rice field is a bone of contention between the two brothers.
(b) Cause of disagreement
(c) Common land
(d) Source of income
Q2. Mothers are always blind to their children’s faults.
(a) Tolerant of
(b) Insensitive to
(c) Indifferent to
(d) Ignorant of
Q3. The absent-minded Professor’s behaviour is a standing joke among the colleagues.
(a) Good-natured humour
(b) Ridiculous behaviour
(c) Well-known object of humour
(d) Non-stop laughter
Q4. The chairman decided to call off the meeting.
Q5. We should give a wide berth to bad characters.
(a) Give publicity to
(b) Not sympathies with
(c) Keep away from
(d) Publicly condemn
Q6. Can you give me a hand with this luggage?
(a) Keep a watch on
(c) Provide me with
(d) Help me with
Q7. It is high time he came out of his shell.
(a) Appeared suddenly
(b) Became more sociable
(c) Became a loser
(d) Removed his clothes
Q8. Every political party is at present playing to the gallery.
(a) Adopting cheap tactics
(b) Befooling the common man
(c) Fighting for votes
(d) Appeasing the masses
Q10. This is so simple that even a man in the street can understand it.
(a) An ordinary person
(b) An illiterate person
(c) An unknown person
(d) A stranger
Q11. When he went to claim insurance for his car, the agent said he hadn’t a leg to stand on.
(a) Had been injured in an accident.
(b) Was lame
(c) Did not have much hope of getting it
(d) Would have to wait for some time
Q13. He and his friend are sailing in the same boat.
(a) Sailing together in the same boat
(b) Sharing the financial and social condition
(c) Being in the same difficult situation
(d) Getting rid of the difficult situation
Q14. To be successful in today’s world, we require the gift of the gab.
(a) Ability to speak well
(b) Good interpersonal skills
(c) Divine help and guidance
(d) A fierce competitive spirit
Q15. Winter was so bad that the nomadic tribesmen found it difficult to keep the wolf from the door.
(a) Hunt wild animals
(b) Escape starvation
(c) Get woolen clothes
(d) Walk on ice
Sol. a bone of contention -a subject or issue over which there is continuing disagreement.
Sol. blind someone to something- to prevent someone from seeing or understanding something.
Sol. standing joke -a subject that regularly and over a period of time causes amusement whenever it is mentioned.
Sol. call something off-to cancel an event
Sol. Give a wide berth to -to keep a reasonable distance from someone or something; to steer clear (of someone or something).
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