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English Questions : Idioms And Phrases set-5

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Hello Aspirants. Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are creating question samples from Idioms/phrase, which is common for all the IBPS/SBI/SSC/LDC exam and other competitive exams. We have included Some questions that are repeatedly asked in bank exams !!!

An idiom/phrase and four possible meanings are given, identify the meaning from the choices and mark its number as the answer.

  1. Stick one one’s colours
    A. paint nicely
    B. refuse to submit
    C. opposite in views
    D. admit defeat
    (B)-Refuse to submit

  2. To cut the Gordian Knot
    A. To perform a difficult task
    B. to act unreliably
    C. to avoid difficulties
    D. to cut a lot of threads
    (A)-To perform a difficult task

  3. Bark up the wrong tree
    A. to stay in jail
    B. give trouble
    C. Accuse the wrong person
    D. beat up completely
    (C)-Accuse the wrong person

  4. Throw down the gauntlet
    A. stop working
    B. for want of time
    C. start working
    D. accept defeat
    (C)-Start working

  5. A smear campaign
    A. an attempt to damage reputation
    B. a professional meeting
    C. to be comfortable
    D. find from a distance
    (A)-an attempt to damage reputation

  6. Put something off
    A. to fall behind
    B. to disagree
    C. to put in the cupboard
    D. to postpone
    (D)-To postpone

  7. A wet blanket
    A. a highly educated gentleman
    B. a jovial teenager
    C. A person who spoils others fun by being depressing
    D. a person drenched in rain
    (C)-A person who spoils others fun by being depressing

  8. An Amazon
    A. A women who is strong and energetic
    B. A beautiful women
    C. A women who is dainty
    D. A greedy women
    (A)- A women who is strong and energetic

  9. Under the aegis of
    A. under pressure of
    B. with the support of
    C. under the shelter of a tree
    D. to take advantage of
    (B)-with the support of

  10. Brain drain
    A. disease in the brain
    B. loss of experts to another country
    C. Bad tempered and sarcastic
    D. to think deeply
    (B)- loss of experts to another country