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English Questions : Idioms for all banking exams – Set 4

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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in Here we are providing here some important idioms and phrases, which is BASED ON IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other competitive exams.

to take part in: to be involved in, to participate in (also: to be in on)

  • Martin was sick and could not take part in the meeting yesterday.
  • I didn’t want to be in on their argument, so I remained silent.

at all: to any degree (also: in the least)

  • Larry isn’t at all shy about expressing his opinions.
  • When I asked Donna whether she was tired, she said, “Not in the least.I’m full of energy.”

to look up: to locate information in a directory, dictionary, book, etc.

  • Ellen suggested that we look up Lee’s telephone number in the directory.
  • Students should try to understand the meaning of a new word from context before looking the word up in the dictionary.

to wait on: to serve in a store or restaurant

  • A very pleasant young clerk waited on me in that shop.
  • The restaurant waitress asked us, “Has anyone waited on you yet?

at least: a minimum of, no fewer (or less) than

  • I spend at least two hours every night on my studies.
  • Mike claims that he drinks at least a quart of water every day.

so far: until now, until the present time (also: up to now, as of yet)
This idiom is usually used with the present perfect tense.

  • So far, this year has been excellent for business. I hope that the good luck continues.
  • How many idioms have we studied in this book up to now?
  • As of yet, we have not had an answer from him.

to take a walk, stroll, hike, etc.: to go for a walk, stroll, hike, etc.
A stroll involves slow, easy walking; a hike involves serious, strenuous walking.

  • Last evening we took a walk around the park.
  • It’s a fine day. Would you like to take a stroll along Mason Boulevard?
  • Let’s take a hike up Cowles Mountain this afternoon.

to take a trip: to go on a journey, to travel

  • I’m so busy at work that I have no time to take a trip.
  • During the summer holidays, the Thompsons took a trip to Europe.

to try on: to wear clothes to check the style or fit before buying.

  • He tried on several suits before he picked out a blue one.
  • Why don’t you try these shoes on next?

to think over: to consider carefully before deciding .

  • I’d like to think over your offer first. Then can we talk it over tomorrow?
  • You don’t have to give me your decision now. Think it over for a while.

to take place: to occur, to happen according to plan

  • The regular meetings of the committee take place in Constitution Hall.
  • I thought that the celebration was taking place at John’s house.

to put away: to remove from slight, to put in the proper place.

  • Please put away your papers before you open the test booklet.
  • John put the notepad away in his desk when he was finished with it.

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