234. Some people do not grease                Directions (240-244) : In the          246. They were offered six months’
      anybody’s palm on any              following questions, four alternatives            rent in lieu of notice to vacate
      account.                           are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold            the building.
      (1) bribe         (2) flatter      in the sentence. Choose the                       (1) in spite of     (2) in place of
      (3) cheat         (4) fight        alternatives which best expresses the             (3) despite of      (4) in addition to
                                         meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.                247. The reputed company is in the
     Directions (235 – 239) : In the
                                                      (SSC Higher Secondary Level          red due to the recession.
following questions, four alternatives                 Data Entry Operator & LDC
are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold                                                     (1) making money
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in the sentence. Choose the alternative                                                    (2) losing money
which best expresses the meaning of      240. The Manager doctored the
                                                                                           (3) in danger
the Idiom/Phrase.                              accounts of the company .
                                               (1) to make changes in account              (4) spending money
             (SSC Higher Secondary Level                                             248. When the Principal was entering
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                                               (2) to clear the doctors bill               the class, all my friends quietly
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                                               (3) to verify the accounts in               disappeared, leaving me alone to
235. Tagore was a man of letters.                                                          face the music.
      (1) of wide contacts                                                                 (1) to listen to him
                                               (4) to manipulate the accounts
      (2) an excellent letter dictator                                                     (2) to enter into the class
                                         241. She could never measure up to
                                                                                           (3) to bear the criticism
      (3) a great writer of letters            her parent expectation.
                                                                                           (4) to listen to a favourable
      (4) proficient in literary art           (1) reach the level
                                               (2) work as hard                                comment
236- His friends beat the boy to pay                                                 249. The Kenyan team proved to be
                                               (3) assess the amount
      off old scores.                                                                      the dark horse in the ICC World
                                               (4) increase her height
      (1) to refund old dues                                                               Cup Cricket.
                                         242. The little girl with her flawless
                                                                                           (1) a strong intruder
      (2) to take revenge                      performance stole the show.
                                                                                           (2) a skilled team
      (3) to force him to be a scorer in       (1) stole something from the
                                                                                           (3) the most powerful
          a match                                  show
                                               (2) crept into the show                     (4) an unexpected winner
      (4) because he had not scored                                                         Directions (250 – 259) : In the
                                               (3) won everybody"s praise
          well earlier                                                               following questions, four alternatives
                                               (4) disappeared from the show
237- Chintan is so innocent that he                                                  are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold
                                         243. The thief was on good terms
      wears his heart on his sleeve.                                                 in the sentence. Choose the alternative
                                               with the police.
                                                                                     which best expresses the meaning of
      (1) Wears dress that does not            (1) kept terms and conditions
                                                                                     the Idiom/Phrase.
          match                                (2) was friendly                             (SSC Stenographer (Grade "C" & "D"
      (2) Expresses his feelings openly        (3) followed the rules
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      (3) wears colourful dresses              (4) agreed with them                   250. Yesterday in a collision between
      (4) expresses his feelings with    244. John"s offer of help was turned               a truck and a car he had a close
                                               down by the police.                          shave.
          the shape of a heart printed
                                               (1) sent back                                (1) maintain clenliness
          on its sleeve
                                               (2) twisted around                           (2) remove the entire hair
238- It was a red letter day in the            (3) refused                                  (3) a narrow escape
      history of the world.                    (4) handed over                              (4) close relations
      (1) a day with bloodshed.                Directions (245 – 249) : In the        251. The piece of parental property
      (2) a dangerous note about the     following questions, four alternatives             has created bad blood between
          destruction                    are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold             the two brothers.
      (3) a day memorable for some       in the sentence. Choose the alternative
                                                                                            (1) impure relation
                                         which best expresses the meaning of
          joyful event                                                                      (2) ill-matched temper
                                         the Idiom/Phrase.
      (4) a day with love and warmth                                                        (3) active enmity
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239- The poor subordinates are made                    Operator & LDC Exam. Held            (4) bad parentage
      scapegoats by their superiors.                   on :28.11.2010 (IInd Sitting)  252. Since you couldn’t accept a
                                         245. Having no arguments to defend                 timel y warning, it’s no use
      (1) punished for others misdeeds
                                               his point, the speaker began to              repenting now. Why cry over
      (2) developed poor relations             beat about the bush.                         spilt milk?
      (3) treated      humbl y       and       (1) wander across the words                  (1) cry over irreparable loss
          respectfully                         (2) speak in a haphazard manner              (2) to regret uselessly
      (4) scolded with arrogant                (3) speak in a round-about manner            (3) cry needlessly
          reactions                            (4) make use of irrelevant reference         (4) feel guilty of