117. Our house is within a stone’s Choose the alternative which best (4) a law-abiding citizen
throw from the Red Building. expresses the meaning of the given 135. The beleaguered politician was
(1) far off (2) far away Idiom/Phrase. anxious to set the record
(3) very near to (4) beside (SSC Section Officer (Audit) straight.
118. He has a bone to pick with his Exam. 10.12.2006) (1) give a speech
cousin. 126. The principal has to carry out (2) win party support
(1) reasonable agreement the orders issued by the higher (3) give a correct account
(2) cause of quarrel authorities.
(4) make a confession
(3) cause of doubt (1) obey (2) communicate
Directions (136 –145) : In the
(3) execute (4) modify
(4) difference of opinion following question four alternatives are
127. The young engineer was hauled given for the given Idiom/Phrase in
119. The day I graduated was a red-
up for spilling the beans about bold. Choose the alternative which
letter day for me.
the new project to the competitor.
(1) a dangerous day best expresses the meaning of the
(1) suppressing the information given Idiom/Phrase.
(2) an important day
(2) hiding the details (SSC Section Officer (Audit)
(3) an eventful day
(3) revealing the information Exam. 30.11.2008)
(4) a formidable day indiscreetly
136. The bus had a close shave as
120. Many young artists were (4) spoiling the plans
dropping names at the party to its driver swerved to the right
128. The Government claims that a split second before the on-
impress the gathering. Indian industry is progressing coming truck could run into it.
(1) talking proudly about their by leaps and bounds.
family members (1) serious accident
(2) using pet names (2) close collision
(3) hinting at high connections (3) narrow escape
(3) at a rapid pace
(4) deep dent
(4) talking informally (4) at a desired pace
137. fits and starts
121. The teacher announced that she 129. Laying off of thousands of
had no blue-eyed boys in the workers is inevitable under the (1) slowly
class. new economic policy. (2) not regularly
(1) royal children (1) dismissal from jobs of (3) continuously
(2) young boys (2) offering new jobs to (4) quickly
(3) foreigners (3) reduction of workers’ wages 138. When the Inspector entered the
(4) favourites of class some of the stud ents
(4) sending on leave shook in their shoes.
122. The company has run into a lot
of debts. 130. “I take thee at thy word”, said (1) stamped the ground with
Romeo to Juliet. their shoes
(1) incurred (2) settled
(1) listen to you carefully (2) showed signs of anger
(3) opened up (4) avoided
(2) do not believe you (3) trembled with fear
123. He was confident that all his
(3) feel angry with you (4) stood up to salute
present sufferings will soon blow
(4) truly believe you 139. in high spirits
(1) increase 131. People who do not lay out their (1) full of hope and enthusiasm
money carefully, soon come to (2) under tremendous stress
(2) pass off
grief. (3) under the influence of liquor
(3) be looked into
(1) earn (2) spend (4) mentally deranged
(4) be taken care of (3) distribute (4) preserve 140. He amassed his wealth through
124. The teacher advised the 132. Having bought the house, they sharp practices.
students to take into account decided to go the whole hog (1) dishonest means
the advice given by the elders. and buy all the furniture needed. (2) illegal means
(1) to obey (2) to neglect (1) to live there (3) intelligent decisions
(3) to consider (2) to do it completely (4) quick decisions
(4) to reject (3) to go all the way 141. He is not in the good books of
125. The lawyer asked his assistant (4) to go in the fog his boss.
to collect the details regarding 133. There is a lot of bad blood (1) a lover of good books
the pros and cons of the case. between them. (2) in favour with
(1) ups and downs (1) jealousy (2) fight (3) not of the same opinion as
(2) in and out (3) angry feeling (4) distrust (4) as good as
(3) weak and strong 134. The village headman pretends to 142. The officer is fed up with the
(4) for and against be a good samaritan. complaints made against the
Directions (126-135) : In the (1) a religious person clerk.
following questions, four alternatives (2) a helpful person (1) annoyed (2) disgusted
are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold. (3) a citizen of Samaria (3) pleased (4) satisfied