278. to have something up one’s                286. to shed crocodile tears                 294. to miss the bus
      sleeve                                        (1) to weep profusely                        (1) to miss the bus that one
      (1) to hide something in the                  (2) to pretend grief                             regularly takes
          sleeve                                    (3) to grieve seriously                      (2) to miss an opportunity
      (2) to play a magician trick                  (4) to mock something                        (3) to have something to fall
      (3) to have a secret plan
                                               287. by putting two and two                           back upon
      (4) to play hide and seek                     together                                     (4) to find fault with others
279. on the spur of the moment                      (1) to mix several things                   Directions (295-299) : In the
      (1) to act at once                            (2) to mak e an arithmetical           following questions, four alternatives
      (2) to ride a horse in a race                      calculation                       are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold
      (3) to act deliberately                       (3) to keep people in pairs            in the sentence. Choose the alternative
      (4) to act at the appointed time              (4) to deduce from given facts         which best expresses the meaning of
      Directions (280-284) : In the            288. to go scot-free                        the Idiom/Phrase.
following questions, four alternatives              (1) to walk like a native of
are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose                                                                  (SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry
the alternative which best expresses                                                              Operator & LDC Exam. 11.12.2011
                                                    (2) to get something free
the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.                                                                              (Ist Sitting (Delhi Zone)
                                                    (3) to escape without punish-
             (SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry                                                  295. As a businessman, my father
       Operator & LDC Exam. 04.12.2011                                                           always maintained that his
                                                    (4) to save tax
                 (IInd Sitting (North Zone)                                                      transactions constituted an open
 280. to bring to light                        289. at the eleventh hour                         book.
      (1) to reveal                                 (1) at eleven O’clock
                                                                                                 (1) an account book always open
      (2) to conceal                                (2) at the wrong time
                                                                                                 (2) a book of open confessions
      (3) to provide luminescence                   (3) at the last possible moment
                                                                                                 (3) an opening for new ventures
      (4) to appeal                                 (4) at the initial moment itself
                                                                                                 (4) straight forward and honest
 281. to hit the jackpot                            Directions (290–294) : In the
                                              following questions, four alternatives
      (1) to gamble                                                                        296. The project advanced by leaps
                                              are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose
      (2) to get an unexpected victory                                                           and bounds.
                                              the alternative which best expresses
      (3) to be wealthy                       the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase as                 (1) rapidly         (2) slowly
      (4) to make money quickly               your answer.                                       (3) sharply         (4) simply
 282. to burn the candle at both ends                      (SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry    297. She is too fond of her own voice.
      (1) to spend cautiously                        Operator & LDC Exam. 04.12.2011
                                                                                                 (1) loves singing
      (2) to be stingy                                           (IInd Sitting (East Zone)
                                                                                                 (2) very selfish
      (3) work hard                            290. birds of the same feather
                                                    (1) persons of same caste                    (3) does not listen properly to
      (4) to survive difficulty
                                                    (2) persons of same colour                       anyone else
 283. status quo
                                                    (3) birds with same typ e of                 (4) very talkative
      (1) unchanged position
      (2) excellent place                               feather                            298. Indian police is, on the whole,
                                                    (4) persons of same character                high handed in dealing with
      (3) unbreakable statue
                                               291. to fight tooth and nail                      citizens.
      (4) long queue
                                                    (1) to fight a losing battle                 (1) kind             (2) overbearing
 284. by fair means or foul
                                                    (2) to fight heroically                      (3) prompt          (4) adept
      (1) without using common sense
      (2) without difficulty                        (3) to fight cowardly                  299. I take exception to your
      (3) in any way honest or dishonest            (4) to make every possible effort            statement that I am bad
                                               292. to call a spade a spade                      tempered.
      (4) having been instigated
      Directions (285-289) : In the                 (1) to be frank                              (1) do not agree
questions, four alternatives are given              (2) to be sly                                (2) feel unhappy
for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the                    (3) to be rude                               (3) object
alternative which best expresses the                (4) to be diplomatic
meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.                                                                     (4) feel angry
                                               293. a white elephant
             (SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry           (1) an extinct species of elephant             Directions (300– 304) : In the
       Operator & LDC Exam. 04.12.2011                                                     following questions, four alternatives
                                                        found in Burma
                     (Ist Sitting (East Zone)       (2) a report by the government         are given for the Idiom/Phrase in the
 285. to look down one’s nose                           to give information                sentence. Choose the alternative which
      (1) to show anger                             (3) huge and colossal waste of         best expresses the meaning of the
      (2) to retaliate                                  human energy                       idiom/ phrase.
      (3) to insult in the presence of              (4) costly and troublesome                          (SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry
           others                                       possession useless to its                 Operator & LDC Exam. 11.12.2011
      (4) to regard with contempt                       owner                                               (IInd Sitting (Delhi Zone)