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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. 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. I’m getting too old for this I’m going to_____________ starting next month.
    1) Hang it up
    2) Hang up on
    3) Hang onto
    4) Hang out for
    5) No correction required.
    Answer : 1)
    Explanation : ‘Hang it up’ is the correct use. “Hang it up” means “Retire, quit.”

  2. I _____________her _____________ to half what she originally wanted.
    1) bargained over
    2) bargained above
    3) bargained of
    4) bargained down
    5) No correction required.
    Answer : 4)
    Explanation : Bargain down – Persuade someone to drop the price of something they’re selling.

  3. The magazine gives you tips on how to _____________your home cheaply.
    1) Front off
    2) Front for
    3) Frighten off
    4) Freshen up
    5) No correction required.
    Answer : 4)
    Explanation : Freshen up – Quickly improve the appearance of something.

  4. She _____________ when he told her to stop.
    1) Weird out
    2) wheeled round
    3) While away
    4) Weigh out
    5) No correction required.
    Answer : 2)
    Explanation : Wheel round – Turn quickly and face in the opposite direction.

  5. The lecture was boring and my mind _____________after ten minutes.
    1) Waltz through
    2) Wash down
    3) Want out
    4) wandered off
    5) No correction required.
    Answer : 4)
    Explanation : Wander off – Stop paying attention.

  6. If the storm has finished, we could_____________.
    1) venture forth
    2) Vamp up
    3) Vacuum up
    4) usher in
    5) No correction required.
    Answer : 1)
    Explanation : Venture forth – Leave somewhere safe or comfortable.

  7. Guests have to _____________the hotel before midday
    1) Chew out
    2) check out of
    3) Check over
    4) check out of with
    5) No correction required.
    Answer : 2)
    Explanation : Check out of – Settle up and pay before leaving a hotel.

  8. He’s always _____________me when I haven’t done anything wrong.
    1) getting on above
    2) getting on at
    3) getting on in
    4) getting on over
    5) No correction required.
    Answer : 2)
    Explanation : getting on at – Criticise unfairly.

  9. He was obsessed with computer games but the he _____________them.
    1) Grew in
    2) Grew together
    3) Grew out of
    4) Grew on
    5) No correction required.
    Answer : 3)
    Explanation : ‘grew out of’ is the correct use. “grew out of” means “Lose interest as you grow older or become more mature.”

  10. There aren’t enough jobs to _____________for the numbers of people graduating nowadays.
    1) Go after
    2) Go across
    3) Go about
    4) Go around
    5) No correction required.
    Answer : 4)
    Explanation : ‘Go around ’ is the correct use. “Go around ” means “Be or have enough of something.”

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