IDIOMS & PHRASES SOLVED PRACTICE SET4
IDIOMS & PHRASES – PRACTICE SET-4 – SOLVED
1. In the armed forces, it is considered a great privilege to die in harness.
A) Die with honour B) Die on a horse back
C) Die while still working D) Die in the battle field
2. He used his boyish, innocent looks to take people in.
A) Amuse people B) Understand people
C) Cheat people D) Accommodate guests
3. The arrival of the mother-in-law in the family proved a rift in the lute.
A) Brought about disharmony B) Brought about a disciplined atmosphere
C) Caused unnecessary worries D) Caused a pleasant atmosphere
4. Tell me plainly who broke the mirror, do not beat about the bush.
A) Put any blame on others B) Pretend to be unaware of the matter
C) Approach the matter in a roundabout way D) Try to impress me with your arguments
5. He is disliked because of his habit of making a mountain of a molehill.
A) Exaggerating B) Boasting
C) Taking undue advantage of a favourable opportunity D) Giving great importance to trifles
6. The point you have raised has no bearing on the issue we are discussing.
A) Has no relationship with B) Is not affected by
C) Provides no evidence to D) Has no impact on
7. In life, we have to take the rough with the smooth.
A) Be tough in order to be successful B) Use pleasant words to make things smooth
C) Accept unpleasant as well as pleasant things D) Make unpleasant things better
8. The dispute regarding the granting of bonus to workers came to a head this week.
A) Reached a crisis B) Settled amicably
C) Took a turn for the better D) Resulted in a senseless violence
9. It was discovered that the young man was over head and ears in love with her.
A) Secretly B) Openly
C) Completely D) Sufficiently
10. Nobody could see through the design of that wily fellow.
A) Learn the aim B) Know the antecedents
C) Know the secret D) Be aware of the trick
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Solution with explanation
3. Option ‘A’ (brought about disharmony). DISHARMONY = the situation in which there is disagreement and unpleasant feeling between people
4. Option ‘C’ (approach the matter in a roundabout way). ROUNDABOUT = not simple, clear, or plain (long and confusing)
5. Option ‘D’ (giving great importance to trifles). MOLEHILL = a small mound or ridge of earth raised up by a mole or moles burrowing under the ground. TRIFLE = a thing of little value or importance.
10. Option ‘D’ (be aware of the trick). WILY = skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully.
NOTE: SEE THROUGH SOMEBODY/SOMETHING is a phrasal verb, which means TO REALIZE THE TRUTH ABOUT SB/STH; e.g.
a) We saw through him from the start. (Shuru se hi uske baare mein jaan gye.)
b) I can see through your little game. (I’m aware of the trick you are trying to play on me.)
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