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English Questions : Idioms And Phrases set- 7

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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. Dead wood
    A. Refers to a person without sentiments and sympathy for anyone.
    B. People or things which are no longer useful or necessary.
    C. Challenge someone in his own area.
    D. Carrying an idea which constantly occupies your thoughts.
    B. People or things which are no longer useful or necessary
    Ex – The Company bought in a lot of new computers. They no longer want the dead
    woods.

  2. draw a blank
    A. elicit no response; be unsuccessful.
    B. Refers to an extremely proud person.
    C. View an unpleasant situation in a positive light.
    D. Accepting something humiliating or embarrassing.
    A. elicit no response; be unsuccessful.
    -an/cwas originally a lottery ticket that i did not win a prize.

  3. Not let grass grow under feet
    A. Expresses a reaction without words.
    B. Something that makes you feel disgusting or nervous.
    C. Don’t delay in getting something done.
    D. Refers to not exhibiting any emotion where it is expected.
    C. Don’t delay in getting something done
    Ex – As soon as he finished all the registration formalities, he put the house on sale. He
    doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet.

  4. blood and guts
    A. unusually good.
    B. be obsessed with something,
    C. be in a state of easy prosperity.
    D. violence and bloodshed.
    D. violence and bloodshed
    Ex– especially in fiction, informal

  5. Get the axe
    A. Getting into tears because of some one’s behavior.
    B. a guest’s written thanks for hospitality.
    C. lose the job.
    D. not support or argue in favour of.
    C. lose the job.
    Ex – The projects team was undergoing a major restructuring, recruitment executives
    were the first to get the axe.

  6. on the books
    A. Refers to a situation when a plan or project fails.
    B. alert and lively; eager,
    C. contained in a list of members,employees, or clients.
    D. cause something to begin to have an effect.
    C. contained in a list of members,employees, or clients.

  7. Have on the brain
    A. try to equal a competitor in a sporting event.
    B. an excellent person or thing,
    C. Thinking or talking about it all day long.
    D. Doing something that will cause your own failure.
    C. Thinking or talking about it all day long
    Ex – He has just got engaged. Now, he has his fiance on his brain all the time.

  8. Buckle down
    A. Doing some hard work with determination and full attention.
    B. Small but good start with a possibility for a bright future.
    C. Being successful.
    D. Something that is immediately successful.
    A. Doing some hard work with determination and full attention.
    Ex – Getting through the exam for civil services is possible when you have buckled down yourself.

  9. Sink your teeth into 
    A. Succeeding in your enterprise.
    B. Getting comparably less successful than before.
    C. doing something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.
    D. Something that ends before getting a result.
    C. doing something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.
    Ex– Marie joined the badminton coaching classes. She sank her teeth into the practice sessions.

  10. Fish out of water
    A. Becoming very rich while starting very poor.
    B. Feeling uncomfortable in unfamiliar surroundings.
    C. on someone’s side; giving someone support.
    D. defend your position or interests.
    B. Feeling uncomfortable in unfamiliar surroundings.
    Ex – Being French, I felt like a fish out of water in the group of Japanese.