95. The news of the accident came 101. the green-eyed monster strikes Directions (111-115) : In the
as a bolt from the blue. a woman the moment she sees following questions, four alternatives
(1) something unexpected her husband talking to another are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold
(2) something unpleasant pretty woman. in the sentence. Choose the alternative
(3) something horrible (1) anger (2) hatred which best expresses the meaning of
(4) something unexpected and (3) envy (4) jealousy the Idiom/Phrase.
unpleasant (SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit)
102. to fight tooth and nail
(SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax & Exam. 30.09.2007
(1) to fight a losing battle (IInd Sitting)
Central Excise) Exam. 12.11.2006) (2) to oppose resolutely
Directions (96—100) : Four 111. There is no love lost between
(3) to have a physical fight any two neighbouring countries
alternatives are given for the idiom/
(4) to lodge a formal protest in the world.
phrase in bold. Choose the alternative
which best expresses the meaning of 103. at one’s wit’s end (1) stop loving
the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold. (1) to understand thoroughly (2) not on good terms
(SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit) (2) to be puzzled (3) forming a group
Exam. 26.11.2006 (3) to be a stupid person (4) have good understanding
(IInd Sitting) (4) to behave irrationally 112. He is accused of sitting on the
96. The story of the train accident 104. The clerk turned a deaf ear to fence.
as narrated b y o ne of the his officer’s advice. (1) observing the scene
survivors made my flesh creep. (2) resting on fence
(1) thrilled me (3) hesitating which side to take
(2) paid attention to
(2) horrified me (4) sitting back and enjoying the
(3) excited me fun
(4) acknowledged gratefully
(4) frightened me 113. You have to read between the
105. He expects his subordinates to
97. He has resigned his job and lines to understand most of the
be always at his beck and call
burnt hi s boats so far as symbolic writing.
(1) at rest
government service is (1) read again and again
concerned. (2) at work
(2) understand the hidden
(1) felt dejected (3) at his disposal
(2) blasted his hopes (4) at their desks (3) know the symbols
(3) ruined himself 106. in the long run (4) look for many meanings
(4) left no means of retreat (1) permanently (2) universally 114. The ruling party has b een
98. He cannot hold a candle to his (3) occasionally (4) ultimately warned not to play to the
elder brother. 107. If you are in the good books of gallery.
(1) equal to the boss, you are sure to rise (1) to give importance to the
(2) not as clever as quickly. common man
(3) cannot be compared to (1) work well for the boss (2) to try to be clever
(4) duller than (2) praise the boss (3) to seek to win approval
99. The question of higher (3) in favour with the boss (4) to side-track the issue
membership fees was brought (4) co-operate with boss 115. In the securities scam, the
up at the last meeting. 108. The population of our country national credibility was at stake.
(1) discussed at great length is increasing by leaps and (1) on trial
(2) introduced for discussion bounds. (2) under pressure
(3) criticised vehemently (1) very slowly (3) in danger
(4) vaguely referred to (2) very quickly (4) challenged
100. His arguments cut no ice with (3) irregularly Directions (116-125) : In the
me. (4) very systematically following questions, four alternatives
(1) had no influence on me 109. to weigh up the pros and cons are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold.
(2) did not hurt me is to Choose the alternative which best
(3) did not benefit me (1) measure the ingredient expresses the meaning of the bold
(4) did not make me proud Idiom/Phrase.
(2) observe etiquette
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Directions (101 – 110) : In the (3) consider all facts
following questions, four alternatives Central Excise) Exam. 25.11.2007)
(4) postpone action
are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed 116. The passing of anti-defection law
110. My close friend got the sack struck a chill to the heart of
in bold. Choose the alternative which
from his first job recently. every opportunistic legislator.
best expresses the meaning of the
(1) resigned (1) caused anger
Idiom/Phrase in bold.
(2) got rid of (2) caused relief
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(3) was demoted from (3) aroused fear
(4) was dismissed from (4) awakened bitterness