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Idioms and Phrases MCQ - Objective Questions and Answers for SSC Exam | Page-2


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.

11 Goods will be delivered if you pay on the nail.
A Pay promptly
B Pay promptly in cash
C Pay the full amount
D Pay within the given time

Answer: Option [A]
12 Their attempt to get back the stolen necklace become a wild goose chase.
A Timely action
B Useless search
C Delayed action
D Wise decision

Answer: Option [B]
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13 When he left he was extremely disappointed. I think he’s gone for good.
A Permanently
B To a good place
C To seek good fortune
D To a foreign country

Answer: Option [A]
14 In his salad days he was quite a dandy.
A Old age
B School days
C Adolescence
D Childhood

Answer: Option [C]
15 The two friends are now at daggers drawn over a petty issue.
A Frustrated
B Angry
C Enemies
D Competitors

Answer: Option [B]
16 His recent statement is an about turn.
A Complete change of opinion
B A declaration of war
C Good announcement
D A bold statement

Answer: Option [A]
17 His work seems to be a Penelope’s web.
A Difficult
B Endless
C Declining
D In his best form

Answer: Option [B]
18 You find a black sheep in every community.
A Person with bad reputation
B One who does not co-operate
C One who is always doing wrong
D One who lives the life of shame

Answer: Option [A]
19 Through the reporter’s efforts, many unknown facts have come to light.
A Ignited
B Flared up
C Brightened
D Been revealed

Answer: Option [D]
20 His argument does not hold water.
A To influence
B To have effect
C Sound logical fact
D To check the flow of water

Answer: Option [A]


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