IDIOMS/PHRASES
 377. I will do the work if I am allowed     384. rides the high horse                     393. He accused her o f talkin g
       a free hand in the choice of                (1) superior                                  through her hat and refused to
       materials.                                  (2) went on a vacation                        accept a word of what she said.
       (1) complete liberty                        (3) started gambling                          (1) talking straight
       (2) an expense account                      (4) bought a horse                            (2) talking nonsense
       (3) to employ men to work             385. rack and ruin                                  (3) talking tough
       (4) unlimited funds                         (1) successful (2) debt                       (4) talking sense
 378. He is as hard as a nail, never               (3) destroyed (4) ransacked
       moved by anything.                                                                       Directions (394–396) : In the
                                             386. to take to task                         following questions, four alternatives are
       (1) tough
                                                   (1) pass over      (2) reward          given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold in
       (2) emotionless
                                                   (3) punish         (4) disappoint      the sentence. Choose the alternative
       (3) physically strong
                                             387. iron will                               which best expresses the meaning of
       (4) hard working
                                                   (1) good health                        the Idiom/Phrase as your answer.
       Directions (379-383) : In the
following questions, four alternatives             (2) strong determination                         (SSC Multi-Tasking Staff Exam.
are given for the Idiom/Phrase under-              (3) sticks to the point                            10.03.2013, Ist Sitting : Patna)
lined in the sentence. Choose the al-              (4) has high haemoglobin
                                                                                           394. Her mother saw through the
ternative which best expresses the           388. weal and woe
                                                                                                excuse she gave.
meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.                       (1) ups and downs
                                                                                                (1) revealed       (2) detected
              (SSC FCI Assistant Grade-III         (2) joys and sorrows
           Exam. 11.11.2012 (2nd Sitting)          (3) whole heartedly                          (3) viewed         (4) hacked
379. He left the town under a cloud.               (4) under suspicion                     395. She has a bee in her bonnet and
       (1) of his own accord                       Directions (389-393) : In the                can say anything.
       (2) in disgrace                      following questions, four alternatives              (1) is a crazy person
       (3) with a heavy heart               are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold              (2) is an obsessed person
       (4) when it was raining              in the sentence. Choose the alternative             (3) is a foolish person
 380. The young boy’s act put his fa-       which best expresses the meaning of                 (4) is a proud person
      ther in a pickle.                     the Idiom/Phrase as your answer.
       (1) in a funny position                                                             396. Some people have the habit of
                                                         (SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry
       (2) in a serious position                                                                working by fits and starts.
                                                  Operator & LDC Exam. 04.11.2012,
       (3) in a sad situation                                                Ist Sitting)       (1) very seriously
       (4) in an embarrassing or awk-        389. I could have continued my                     (2) excitedly
            ward situation                         higher studies if 1 wanted but,              (3) consistently
 381. They got on well with each oth-              that’s water under the bridge.               (4) irregularly
      er the moment they met.                      (1) something I cannot change                Directions (397-399) : In the fol-
       (1) had an agreement                        (2) the time I met with an             lowing questions, four alternatives are
       (2) had a misunderstanding                      accident near the bridge           given for the Idiom/ Phrase in bold in
       (3) had a friendly relationship
                                                   (3) something my family did not        the sentence. Choose the alternative
       (4) fell in love
                                                       want                               which best expresses the meaning of
 382. She tried to slip off, but was
                                                   (4) the time I went on a cruise        the Idiom/Phrase.
      caught immediately.
                                             390. My parents want me to study                              (SSC Multi-Tasking Staff
       (1) steal quietly
                                                   science, but I will stick to my                               Exam. 10.03.2013)
       (2) go quickly
                                                   guns and           graduate in         397. I expect my friends to stand by
       (3) leave quietly
                                                   Economics.                                   me.
       (4) slide quickly
                                                   (1) prefer to disobey them
 383. I am looking forward to her ar-                                                           (1) energise       (2) support
      rival.                                       (2) hold on to my decision
                                                                                                (3) accompany (4) release
       (1) afraid of                               (3) refuse to listen to them
                                                                                          398. The music group broke up un-
       (2) expecting with pleasure                 (4) show them that they are
                                                                                                ceremoniously.
       (3) expecting                                   wrong
                                                                                                (1) went bankrupt
       (4) confident of                      391. The manager dismissed the
                                                   proposal out of hand and said                (2) broke each other’s instru-
       Directions (384–388) : In the
                                                   that it was not at all practical.            ments
following questions, four alternatives
are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold             (1) completely (2) directly                  (3) disturbed the neighbourhood
in the sentence. Choose the alternative            (3) simply        (4) quickly                (4) disbanded itself
which best expresses the meaning of          392. The people of this village are the      399. She vaguely takes after her
the Idiom/Phrase as your answer.                   salt of the earth.                           grandmother.
          (SSC Delhi Police Sub-Inspector                                                       (1) constitutes (2) follows
                                                   (1) rich          (2) educated
                     (SI) Exam. 19.08.2012)
                                                   (3) quarrelsome(4) kind                      (3) resembles      (4) accepts
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