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English Questions : Idioms And Phrases set- 14

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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.

  1. Keep a straight face
    1)A blank or serious facial expression.
    2) A funny facial expression.
    3) A sad facial expression.
    4) An emotional facial expression.
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : a blank or serious facial expression
    Example – She tried to keep a straight face but, unable to contain herself,burst into laughter.

  2. Jump out of one’s skin
    1)To make someone laugh.
    2) Be extremely startled.
    3)A rare event or occurrence.
    4)Verbally scold someone.
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : Be extremely startled.
    Example – Oh! You really scared me. I nearly jumped out of my skin.

  3. Go the whole hog
    1)An unbelievable tale.
    2)Do something completely or thoroughly.
    3)Any difficult situation or obstacle.
    4)Intentionally raise a false alarm.
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : Do something completely or thoroughly.
    Example – I went whole hog and had a huge steak and French fries.

  4. Put a spoke in one’s wheel
    1)When you complain about a loss from the past.
    2)The family bond is closer than anything else.
    3)To force an issue that has already ended.
    4) prevent someone from carrying out a plan.
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : prevent someone from carrying out a plan.
    Example – Tell him you’re using the car that weekend – that should put a spoke in his wheel.

  5. Queer fish
    1)Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point.
    2)One who was previously unknown and is now prominent.
    3)A person whose behaviour seems strange or unusual.
    4)To be very near and almost accomplish a goal, but fall short.
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : A person whose behaviour seems strange or unusual.
    Example – they have invariably chosen the queer fish in preference to the more or less recognizable member of the human race.

  6. Clinch the issue
    1)100% identical. A duplicate.
    2)Something outstanding.
    3)To drink very heavily.
    4) To clear the controversy
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : To clear the controversy
    Example – the minister clinched the issue by accepting the genuine demand of the students.

  7. Get a handle on
    1)To understand something.
    2)Please forgive me for cussing.
    3)An unbelievable tale.
    4)To be enraged and show it.
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : To understand something.
    Example –We need to get a handle on what caused the fire and what can be done to prevent another one.

  8. For a song
    1)Tricking me.
    3)Very cheaply.
    4)Be patient.
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : Very cheaply.
    Example –No one else wanted it, so I picked it up for a song.

  9. Bid fair to
    1)Seem likely to.
    2)Get fired from a job.
    3)Living in Luxury.
    4)A mental institutional facility.
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : Seem likely to.
    Example –I think that he clearly has participated strongly in the formulation of what bids fair to be a successful campaign.

  10. Hale and hearty
    1)To become serious about something.
    2)A mental institutional facility.
    3)You should carefully watch him.
    4) Healthy and strong (especially of old people).
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : Healthy and strong (especially of old people).
    Example –Her grandfather was hale and hearty, walking five miles each day before breakfast.