IDIOMS & PHRASES SOLVED PRACTICE SET 6
IDIOMS & PHRASES – PRACTICE SET-6 – SOLVED
1. He made away with ten thousand rupees in the course of three months.
A) earned B) ran away with
C) squandered D) saved
2. Pankaj had a chequered career since I first knew him as an assistant dealer in the transport company.
A) Indulged in odd jobs B) A career which helped him make lot of money
C) A variety of jobs and experiences D) Is jobless
3. He was carried off his feet when he was declared to have won the prize.
A) Became delirious B) Danced on his toes
C) Was dizzy D) Was wild with excitement
4. My aunt was in a flutter last night.
A) Frightened B) Very angry
C) In a jovial mood D) In a state of nervous excitement
5. All his schemes to murder the king ended in smoke.
A) Fructified gradually B) Came to nothing
C) Were discarded D) Were partially carried out
6. We know that he is the one responsible for the discord but as he is well-connected all we can do is send him to Coventry.
A) Transfer him B) Commend him
C) Boycott him D) Dismiss him
7. Raju had given up doing exercise after surgery.
A) Learned B) Started
C) Continued D) Stopped
8. My friend turned a deaf ear to my tale of loss and refused to help me.
A) Paid no heed B) Went far away
C) Listened carefully D) Turned his ear away
9. You have to be tactful in handling the sensitive matters rather than putting the cart before the horse.
A) Treating these indifferently B) Behaving thoughtlessly
C) Dealing with these in haste D) Tackling things in the wrong way
10. I had to pull strings to put up a good show.
A) Play music B) Use personal influence
C) Use the instrument D) Play a song
|1. B||2. C||3. D||4. D||5. B||6. C||7. D||8. A||9. D||10. B|
Solution with explanation
6. Option ‘C’ (Boycott him); e.g. When I refused to help them cheat, the other students sent me to Coventry. DISCORD = the state of not agreeing or sharing opinions; e.g. A note of discord has crept into relations between the two countries. WELL-CONNECTED = having friends or family members who are important or powerful people; e.g. She was born in 1940 into a very well-connected family.
8. Option ‘A’ (Paid no heed). PAY HEED = to pay attention and consider carefully; e.g.
You had better pay heed to your father! They are not paying heed to what I told them.
10. Option ‘B’ (Use personal influence); e.g.
I hear that the only reason Mohit got into college was because his dad pulled some strings with the president of the university.
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