512. The hunter began to suspect that            Directions (519-523) : In the          525. She is a person who pulls no
      he had been sent on a wild            following questions, four alternatives            punches.
      goose chase as there was no           are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold            (1) speaks politely
      white elephant in the forest.         in the sentence. Choose the alternative           (2) speaks frankly
      (1) to hunt                           which best expresses the meaning of               (3) speaks rudely
      (2) a foo lish and useless            the Idiom/Phrase.                                 (4) speaks sweetly
          enterprise                              (SSC CGL Tier-I Re-Exam. (2013)
                                                                                        526. For any group work to be
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      (3) a violent chase                                                                     successful, it is important that
                                            519. The present manner of
      (4) to speak harshly                                                                    everyone is on the same page.
                                                  delimitation has been done in a
513. The Director’s ideas for the                                                             (1) present for the meeting
                                                  gerrymandering way.
      development of the company are                                                          (2) registered for the work
                                                  (1) in a legal and constitutional
      all moonshine.                                  manner                                  (3) willing to pay the same fees
      (1) nonsense       (2) superficial          (2) in a judicial and fair way              (4) thinks in a similar way
      (3) outdated       (4) exemplary            (3) in a manipulative and unfair      527. Our plan to go to London is in
      Directions (514-518) : In the                   way                                     the air.
following questions, four alternatives are        (4) in a dictative manner like the          (1) undecided
given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold in                 Germans                                 (2) certain
the sentence. Choose the alternative        520. The performance of the lead                  (3) under consideration
which best expresses the meaning of               actors in the play brought the              (4) for approval
the Idiom/Phrase.                                 house down.                           528. My efforts at pest control went
         (SSC CGL Tier-I Re-Exam. (2013)          (1) made the audience applaud               in vain, I have to go back to the
                                                      enthusiastically                        drawing board.
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                                                  (2) made the audience leave                 (1) plan it all over again
514. To be a successful lawyer, one
                                                  (3) made the audience cry                   (2) take professional help
      must know how to dot one’s i’s
                                                  (4) made the audience request an            (3) spend some time researching
      and cross one’s t’s.
                                                      encore                                      abroad
      (1) complete one task at a time       521. People like her, who are salt of
                                                                                              (4) work at night
      (2) write great letters                     the earth, are very difficult to
                                                                                              Directions (529-533) : In the
      (3) deal with paperwork                     find.
                                                                                        following questions, four alternatives
      (4) be detailed and exact                   (1) dedicated to better the world
                                                                                        are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold
515. When Ramu lost the money, he                 (2) good, honest and ideal
                                                                                        in the sentence. Choose the alternative
      was down in the dumps.                      (3) extraordinary
                                                                                        which best expresses the meaning of
      (1) accusing others of stealing             (4) one with the common folk
                                                                                        the Idiom/Phrase.
      (2) searching everywhere              522. The Alpha and Omega
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                                                  (1) beginning and end
      (3) sad and depressed                                                             529. There is no cut and dried method
                                                  (2) a Shakespearean play
      (4) very angry at himself                                                               for doing this.
                                                  (3) a Greek song
516. He turned up his nose at my                                                              (1) simple
                                                  (4) a Swiss watch
      offer.                                                                                  (2) honest
                                            523. Jane earned pin money working
      (1) was taken aback by my offer             part-time as a waitress.                    (3) ready made
      (2) found it hard to believe my             (1) saved money                             (4) understandable
          offer                                   (2) additional money                  530. Suddenly the man blacked out
      (3) treated my offer with                   (3) a small amount of money                 during the parade and had to be
          contempt                                (4) money to be spent only for              helped to a quiet place.
      (4) could not accept my offer                   luxuries and treats                     (1) lost temper
                                                 Directions (524-528) : In the                (2) lost control over himself
517. There are no hard and fast rules
                                            following questions, four alternatives            (3) lost consciousness
      that cannot be relaxed on such        are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold
      an occasion.                                                                            (4) lost balance
                                            in the sentence. Choose the alternative
      (1) that is difficult to solve                                                    531. Hold your horses for a moment
                                            which best expresses the meaning of
                                                                                              while I make a phone call.
      (2) that can be altered               the Idiom/Phrase.
                                                    (SSC GL Tier-I Exam. 19.10.2014,
                                                                                              (1) Be patient     (2) Stay out
      (3) that is very quick
                                                                           Ist Sitting)       (3) Be quiet       (4) Wait
      (4) that cannot be altered
                                            524. Indians are going places in the        532. Sachin Tendulkar’s batting skills
518. Her father strained every nerve
                                                  field of software technology.               make him a cut above the rest.
      to enable her to get settled in life.
                                                  (1) going abroad                            (1) taller than
      (1) worked very hard
                                                  (2) going to spaces                         (2) superior to
      (2) spent a huge amount
                                                  (3) talented and successful                 (3) senior to
      (3) tried all tricks
                                                  (4) friendly and amicable                   (4) different from
      (4) bribed several persons