IDIOMS AND PHRASES FOR SSC CGL SET 4

Idioms and phrases for SSC CGL and CDS exams. Five or more Idioms and phrases can be asked in the SSC exam. Download Idoms and Phrases for SSC CGL PDF from here.

SET 4 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.
IDIOMS AND PHRASES FOR SSC CGL

1. A close shave
A.A narrow escape from danger
B.Stubble
C.Very short hair
D.Hairless skin

2. Please be as brief as you can,I have other fish to fry
A.to cook the food
B.to take rest
C.some important work to attend to
D.to attend the friends

3. His argument does not hold water.
A.to have effect
B.to influence
C.to check the flow of water
D.sound logical fact

4. It was her maiden speech on the stage and she performed well.
A.unprepared speech
B.sudden speech
C.first speech
D.primary speech

5. The detective went aboard in search of a culprit but his journey proved to be a wild goose chase
A.expensive
B.full of difficulties
C.unprofitable adventure
D.ill advised

6. The secretary’s proposal was adopted with the full agreement of all the members
A.Ambitiously
B.Unanimously
C.Equivocally
D.Vehemently

7. That which makes it difficult to recognize the presence or real nature of something
A.Camouflage
B.Transparent
C.Infallible
D.Image

8. To smell a rat
A.To see signs of plague epidemic
B.To get bad small of a bad dead rat
C.To suspect foul dealings
D.To be in a bad mood
E.None of these

9. A person who can make himself / herself feel at home in any country.
A.Cosmocrat
B.Cosmesis
C.Cosmetician
D.Cosmopolitan

10. The Bedouin Arabs are people of no fixed abode
A.Barbarians
B.Nomads
C.Vagabonds
D.Travellers

11. To set one’s face against
A.To oppose with determination
B.To look at one steadily
C.To judge by appearence
D.To get out of difficulty

12. He is my partner in crime
A.Friend
B.Companion
C.Accomplice
D.Neighbour

13. His speech could not be heard by those sitting in the last few rows
A.Imperceptible
B.Indelible
C.Inaudible
D.Ineffable

14. A short trip or excursion
A.Rambler
B.Jaunt
C.Detour
D.Stroller

15. Motive or incitement to action
A.Remark
B.Contract
C.Proposition
D.Incentive

16. To play second fiddle
A.To reduce importance of one’s senior
B.To be happy, cheerful and healthy
C.To support the role and view of another person
D.To do back seat driving

17. To leave someone in the lurch
A.To come to compromise with someone
B.Constant source of annoyance to someone
C.To put someone at ease
D.To desert someone in his difficulties

18. To keep one’s temper
A.To be in good mood
B.To preserve ones energy
C.To become hungry
D.To be aloof from

19. To set one’s face against
A.To look at one steadily
B.To get out of difficulty
C.To judge by appearence
D.To oppose with determination

20. To hit the nail right on the head
A.To teach someone a lesson
B.To destroy one’s reputation
C.To announce one’s fixed views
D.To do the right thing

             

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