Phrases for SSC Set 1 (Idioms and Phrases)

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What is the difference between Idioms and Phrases ?

A phrase is a group of words which are used together to define an expression, and an idiom is an expression made by a combination of words, whose meaning is different than the literal meaning of the individual words.

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Directions (1-10) In each of the following questions a statement has been given with highlighted text. You are required to replace the text with correct Idioms or phrases given in the options.

Phrases for SSC Set 1

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
B.was lame
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. ordinary person illiterate person unknown person
D.a stranger

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.
A.appeared suddenly
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

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6.The angry hockey players gave vent to their feelings. express emphasise suppress dismiss

7.I trust you will bear with me a few minutes more.
A.have patience with
C.carry the burden 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
C.praising himself
D.praising himself and others

9.When trade was brisk, he worked hard and madde his fortune; he believes in making hay while the sun shines.
A.taking advantage of a favourable opporunity
B.earning money through dishonest means
C.earning money at the cost of others
D.taking advantage ofthe inflationary trends

10.When they were surrounded by from all sides, the dacoits laid down their arms.
A.put their armson the ground
B.fought bravely
D.became nervous

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