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.
- Bark up the wrong tree
A. to stay in jail
B. give trouble
C. Accuse the wrong person
D. beat up completelyC. -Accuse the wrong person
- 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 rainC. -A person who spoils others fun by being depressing
- 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.
- Get ducks in a row
A. Becoming very rich while starting very poor.
B. Succeeding in your enterprise.
C. Getting your things well organized.
D. Doing something that will cause your own failure.C. Getting your things well organized.
Example – To ensure a successful product launch, we must get our ducks in a row.
- Get the show on the road
A. contained in a list of members,employees, or clients.
B. Feeling uncomfortable in unfamiliar surroundings.
C. doing something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.
D. Putting up a plan or idea into action.D. Putting up a plan or idea into action.
Example – Now that we have completed all the legal formalities, let’s get the show on the road.
- Keep your fingers on the pulse
A. helped in the execution of the plan.
B. Being constantly aware of the most recent developments.
C. thwarted the execution of the plan.
D. to give offence to themB. Being constantly aware of the most recent developments.
Example – An entrepreneur must keep his fingers on the pulse of the market to be successful
- Stick one one’s colours
A. paint nicely
B. refuse to submit
C. opposite in views
D. admit defeat(B)-Refuse to submit
- Sail through something
A. tried to cause an accident
B. hesitating between two options
C. Works very well or has the desired effect.
D. Being successful in doing something without difficulty.D. Being successful in doing something without difficulty.
Example – The presentation at the national conference was extremely important for the
company. We sailed through it.
- Tricks of the trade
A. very small in quantity
B. to enjoy a musical programme
C. Clever or expert way of doing something.
D. to be offered warm hospitalityC. Clever or expert way of doing something.
Example – Being into the construction business for last 10 years, I know all tricks of the trade.
- Not let grass grow under feet
A. Don’t delay in getting something done.
B. Works very well or has the desired effect.
C. People or things which are no longer useful or necessary.
D. Works very well or has the desired effect.A. Don’t delay in getting something done.
Example – 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.