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Idioms and Phrases MCQ - Objective Questions and Answers for SSC Exam | Page-4


In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative, which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

31 His behaviour compelled me to give him a piece of my mind.
A Scold him
B Pardon him
C Make him my friend
D Take him into confidence

Answer: Option [A]
32 In black and white
A In short
B Useless
C In writing
D In full swing

Answer: Option [C]
33 The manager hesitated to assign the job to the newcomer as he was wet behind the ears.
A Stupid and slow-witted
B Young and inexperienced
C Drenched in the rain
D Unpunctual and lethargic

Answer: Option [B]
34 If you want to solve the problem for ever you must take the bull by horns.
A Face a difficulty or danger confidently
B Run way from a difficulty or danger
C Face a difficulty or danger boldly
D Pull the bull’s horns

Answer: Option [C]
35 To beat the air
A To act intelligently
B To make a great effort
C To make every possible effort
D To make efforts that are useless and/or vain

Answer: Option [D]
36 I told the students to buckle down this semester.
A Work seriously
B Take it easy
C Drop a subject
D Go for a vacation

Answer: Option [A]
37 A hard nut to crack
A Expensive thing
B A difficult problem
C A foolish search
D An easy question

Answer: Option [B]
38 Mrs. Roy keeps an open house on Saturday evening parties – you’ll find all kinds of people there.
A Welcomes all members
B Welcomes a select group of people
C Keeps the doors of the house open
D Keeps the gates open for a few persons

Answer: Option [A]
39 The young servant goes about with the old master.
A Goes around
B Moves around
C Adjusts well
D Tries to know more about

Answer: Option [D]
40 To rock the boat
A To conspire against
B To agitate against
C To upset the balance
D To create difficulties

Answer: Option [D]


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