253. After fifteen years of marriage 262. There was a job for me to cut Directions (270–274) : In the
she did not expect her husband my teeth on. following questions four alternatives are
to leave her in the lurch. (1) to gain experience given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the
(1) listen to her (2) provoke her alternative which best expresses the
(2) to try
(3) ignore her (4) desert her meaning of the given Idiom/Phrase.
(3) to sharpen my wits (SSC Stenographer Grade "C" & "D"
254. Who are we to sit in judgement
over their choices? (4) to earn a decent salary Exam.16.10.2011)
(1) lecture (2) criticize 263. The carrot and stick policy pays 270. build castles in the air
(3) speak (4) communicate dividends in every organisation. (1) waste time
255. The teacher took me to task (1) fair and foul (2) daydream
for not completi ng my (2) continuous vigilance (3) build houses
homework. (3) democratic (4) work hard
(1) gave me additional homework (4) reward and punishment 271. sought after
(2) punished me (1) highly paid
264. Unless you grease his palms he
(3) took me to the principal (2) pursued by
will not do your work.
(4) reduced my homework (3) in great demand
(1) talk to him (2) flatter him
256. Do not lose your head when (4) with great talent
faced with a difficult situation. (3) beat him (4) bribe him
272. all at sea
(1) forget anything Directions (265-269) : In the (1) very proud (2) overjoyed
(2) neglect anything following questions, four alternatives (3) puzzled (4) excited
(3) panic are given for the given Idiom/Phrase
273. to hit below the belt
(4) get jealous in bold. Choose the alternative which
(1) to punish
257. When I entered the house best expresses the meaning of the
(2) to tie with a belt
everything was at sixes and given Idiom/Phrase.
(3) to hit with a belt
sevens. (SSC Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff
(4) to attack unfairly
(1) a quarrel among six or seven Exam. 27.02.2011)
people 274. pot-luck dinner
265. I had to pull strings to put up a
(2) to have six or seven visitors (1) dinner where everybody
good show. brings something to eat
at a time.
(1) play music (2) dinner where everybody
(3) in disorder or confusion.
(2) use personal influence pays for his food
(4) an unpleasant argument.
(3) use the instrument (3) dinner where only soup is
258. He was pulled up by the
(4) play a song served
Director of the Company.
(4) dinner where people eat and
(1) assaulted (2) dragged 266. You can easily overcome this
situation if you keep your head. play games at the same time
(3) reprimanded (4) cleared
Directions (275–279) : In the
259. The storm brought about great (1) keep faith in
following questions, four alternatives
destruction in the valley. (2) remain calm are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose
(1) invited (2) caused (3) believe in the alternative which best expresses
(3) succeeded (4) halted (4) trust the others the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
Directions (260 – 264) : In the (SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry Operator &
267. It is clear that the ideas of both
following questions, four alternatives LDC Exam. 04.12.2011
reformers ran in the same
are gi ven Idiom/Phrase in bold. (Ist Sitting (North Zone)
Choose the alternative which best. groove.
275. at one’s beck and call
expresses the meaning of the given (1) promoted each other
(1) to attend a call
Idiom/Phrase. (2) clashed with each other (2) to be helped by someone
(SSC Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff (3) moved in harmony (3) to be useful to someone
Exam. 20.02.2011) (4) moved in different directions (4) to be dominated by someone
260. The police closed the book on
268. This place affords a bird’ s eye 276. to explore every avenue
the murder case.
view of the green valley below. (1) to search all streets
(1) solved the case of
(1) a beautiful view (2) to scout the wilderness
(2) stopped working on
(3) handed the case over to (2) a narrow view (3) to find adventure
another agency (3) an overview (4) to try every opportunity
(4) refused to take up (4) an ugly view 277. a red letter day
261. His arguments cut no ice with (1) a dangerous day in one’s life
269. He works in fits and starts.
me. (2) a sorrowful day in one’s life
(1) had no influence on me (3) an imp ortant or joyful
(2) irregularly occasion in one’s life
(2) did not hurt me
(3) in high spirits (4) both a dangerous and
(3) did not benefit me
(4) did not make me proud (4) enthusiastically sorrowful day in one’s life