IDIOMS AND PHRASES SET 2

Here is Idioms and phrases Set 2 for SSC and CDS exams. Five or more Idioms and phrases can be asked in the exam. Read more Idoms and Phrases here.

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 SET 2

1. The project is carried over this year, and we need to keep the ball rolling.
A.to continue the work
B.more information
C.to do better
D.new strategies

2. The host team bore the palm inthe league matches.
A.played quite well
B.was victorious
C.was defeated
D.played a very boring match

3. Just keep you wig on. Everything will be alright.
A.Hold on your wig, so it won’t fall off
B.Get another haircut
C.Calm down idioms and phrases set 2
D.Take your wig

4. Parents pay through their nose for their children’s education.
A.by taking loans
B.at extremely high price
C.grudgingly
D.willingly

5. Monica’s habit of picking holes in every relationship is very irksome.
A.admiring people
B.finding fault
C.criticizing people
D.arguing with people

6. A good sportsman cannot afford to have a fit of the blues before the game.
A.steroids or drugs
B.depression
C.stimulants
D.entertainment

7. His utopian idea was entertaining but not acceptable.
A.unworthy idea
B.imarginary idea
C.classic idea
D.intelligent idea

8. He has the habit of getting into a row over trivial matters.
A.getting a right path
B.giving unwanted advice
C.seeking the help
D.picking up a fight

9. A small fry
A.unimportant
B.weak
C.little
D.important

10. Do not lose your head in public.
A.get angry
B.get a headache
C.be embarrassed
D.shave your head

11. To strain every nerve
A.to make the utmost efforts
B.to feel weak and tired
C.to be a diligent worker
D.to be methodical in work

12. To flog a dead horse
A.to whip a dead horse
B.to attempt to do the impossible
C.waste one’s efforts
D.to take advantage of a weakness

13. To show a clean pair of heels
A.to hide
B.to escape
C.to pursue
D.to follow

14. To die in harness
A.premediated murder
B.dying young in an accident
C.to die while in service
D.to be taken by surprise

15. To feather one’s nest
A.to make a residential house
B.something that lasts for a short time
C.to profit in a dishonest way
D.None of the above

16. A damp squib
A.rainy weather
B.a disappointing result
C.a skirt in a laundary
D.None of the above

17. In cold blood
A.angrily
B.deliberately
C.excitedly
D.slowly

18. To take someone for a ride
A.to give a ride to someone
B.to deceive someone
C.to be different
D.to disclose a secret

19. To move heaven and earth
A.to cause an earthquake
B.to try everything possible
C.to pray to all Gods
D.to traveling a rocket

20. To smell a rat
A.to smell foul
B.to see a rat
C.to chase a rat
D.to be suspicious

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