Idioms and Phrases for SSC CGL Set 2

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Set 2 Idioms and Phrases for SSC CGL

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. The project is carried over this year, and we need to keep the ball rolling. continue the work
B.more information do better 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. Justkeep 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
D.Take your wig

4. Parents pay through their nose for their children’s education. taking loans extremely high price

5. Monica’s habit of picking holesin 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 bluesbefore the game.
A.steroids or drugs

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 rowover trivial matters.
A.getting a right path unwanted advice
C.seeking the help
D.picking up a fight

9. A small fry

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

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Idioms for SSC CGL and other competitive exams 

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

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

13. To show a clean pair of heels hide escape pursue follow

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

15. To feather one’s nest make a residential house
B.something that lasts for a short time 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 laundry
D.None of the above

17. in cold blood

18. to take someone for a ride give a ride to someone deceive someone be different disclose a secret

19. to move heaven and earth cause an earthquake try everything possible pray to all Gods travel in a rocket

20. to smell a rat smell foul see a rat chase a rat be suspicious