IDIOMS SET 1

This set contains Idioms and phrases Questions for SSC CGL and CDS exam.

An idiom and four possible meanings are given. Identify the meaning from the choices and mark its number as the answer. Idioms and Phrases

1. Throw down the gauntlet
A.challenge
B.start working
C.show disaapointment
D.accept defeat

2. To eat humble pie
A.to give a feast
B.to workhard
C. to apologize
D.to stay in jail

3. To play fast and loose
A.to sing aloud dishonestly
B.to play
C.to show kindness
D.to act unreliably

4. Pay a score
A.pay back debts
B.avenge an injury
C.inflict wounds
D.show wekness

5. In the nick of the time
A.at the exact time
B.in advance
C.long time before
D.for wantof time

6. Hand in glove
A.complete and safe
B.in collusion
C.safe and sound
D.opposite in views

7. Get the better of
A.quarrel
B.defeat
C.select the best thing
D.marry suitably

8. Fall foul of
A.fall into a ditch
B.feel ashamed
C.quarrel
D.admit defeat

9. Bury the hatchet
A.work hard
B.hide
C.keep secret
D.make peace

10. Stick to one’s colours
A.paint nicely
B.refuse to submit
C.throw out
D.fold the flag

11. To cut the Gordian Knot
A.to cut a lot of papers
B.to cut a lot of threads
C.to perform a difficult task
D.to avoid difficulties

12. Back up the wrong tree
A.accuse the wrong person
B.cut the wrong tree
C.bring out the secret
D.reveal the inside

13. Blow the gaff
A.break the stick
B.reveal a plot
C.blow ones helper
D.blow the drum

14. Blow hot and cold
A.give trouble
B.beat up completely
C.to temper
D.to praise and then blame

15. To beat about about the bush
A.to beat around
B.to search among the bush
C.to speak in a round about manner
D.to approach directly

16. Apple pie order
A.a sweet manner
B.extreme neatness
C.great disorder
D.large crowds

17. To break the ice
A.to walk over ice
B.to get(people) on friendly terms
C.to cut ice into slabs
D.to avoid cold

18. Speak by the book
A.to read the book
B.to take oath upon a book
C.to speak quoting a book
D.show the book instead of speaking

19. To stand to one’s guns
A.to fight strongly
B.to keep faith
C.be obstinate
D.frequently change opinions

20. To come off with fyling colours
A.to come beautifully coloured
B.colourful fyling birds
C.to throw colours into the winds
D.to be very successful

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