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SET 3 IDIOMS AND PHRASES for SSC CGL EXAM
In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrases printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
1.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
C.did not have much hope of getting it
D.would have to wait for sometime
2.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
3.His blood ran cold when he heard his uncle was mudered.
A.He was frightened
B.He was horrified
C.He was disgusted
D.He was depressed
4.It is high time he came out of his shell.
B.became more socialable
C.became a loser
D.removed his clothes
5.Even 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
6.The angry hockey players gave vent to their feelings.
7.I trust you will bear with me a few minutes more.
A.have patience with
C.carry the burden
D.be in control for
8.As usual he is blowing his own trumpet.
A.refusing to use anybody else’s trumpet
B.playing a tune on the trumpet
D.praising himself and others
9.When trade was brisk, he worked hard and made his fortune; he believes in making hay while the sun shines.
A.taking advantage of a favorable opportunity
B.earning money through dishonest means
C.earning money at the cost of others
D.taking advantage of the inflationary trends
10.When they were surrounded by from all sides, the dacoits laid down their arms.
A.put their arms on the ground
11. A bolt from the blue
A.a delayed event
B.an inexplicable event
C.an unexpected event
D.an unpleasant event
12. Cold comfort
13. To be all at sea
A.a family voyage
B.lost and confused
C.in the middle of the ocean
D.a string of islands
14. To take to one’s heels
A.to walk slowly
B.to run away
C.to march forward
D.to hop and jump
15. To bite the dust
B.have nothing to eat
D.None of the above
16. He and his friends 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
17. 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
18. Winter was so bad that the nomadic tribesman found it difficult to keep the wolf from the door.
A.hunt wild animals
C.get woollen clothes
D.walk on ice
19. There is no soft option to the crisis now.
C.easy and agreeable option
20. a little gush of gratitude