Directions (554–558) : In the (3) day and night (3) to follow me
following questions, four alternatives (4) to go straight ahead
are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold (4) throughout the afternoon
568. Winning the competition was
in the sentence. Choose the alterna- 560. Through the reporter’s efforts, quite a feather in my cap.
tive which best expresses the mean- many unknown facts have come (1) rewarding
ing of the Idiom/Phrase as your an- to light. (2) an exciting moment
swer. (1) ignited (2) flared up (3) an achievement
(SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC (3) brightened (4) a joy for my parents
Exam. 16.11.2014, Patna Region :
Ist Sitting) (4) been revealed 569. My father’s dealings are open
561. I do not see eye to eye with you and above board.
554. The girl took after her father.
She is very amiable like him. in this matter. (1) to everyone’s liking
(1) similar to (2) different (1) to give a correct decision (2) mandatory
(2) to obtain suitable punish- (3) without any secret
(3) behind (4) takes
ment (4) very clear
555. Your behaviour is simply beyond
the pale. (3) to have the same eyesight 570. After the public meeting, the
crowd went haywire.
(1) outside commonly accepted (4) to have the same opinion
(1) were in jubilation
standards 562. The boy was in Dutch with his (2) protested
(2) beyond sorrow friends. (3) became out of control
(3) uninteresting (1) in love (4) left the venue
(4) something acceptable (2) in good terms 571. He broke off in the middle of
556. The much hyped event turned (3) in awe the story.
out be a nine days’ wonder.
(4) in trouble (1) fainted
(1) an event that lasted for nine (2) suddenly stopped
days 563. Their attempt to get back the sto-
len necklace became a wild (3) divided his narrative
(2) created awe for nine days (4) took time off
(3) a dazzling spectacle of great 572. Some shots were fired at ran-
value (1) wise decision
(4) a dazzling short-lived specta- (2) useless search (1) without any aim
cle of no real value (2) for a long time
(3) timely action
557. Listening to the lecture was (3) to end quarrel
(4) delayed action
watching grass grow. (4) thoroughly
(1) very boring Directions (564-573) : In the fol-
lowing questions, four alternatives are 573. I can finish the work by myself,
(2) very interesting but she always tries to be a back-
given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold in
(3) very confusing seat driver.
the sentence. Choose the alternative
(4) very informative (1) person who misjudge others
which best expresses the meaning of
558. Suddenly the balloon goes up the Idiom/Phrase. (2) person who wants to do
in the middle of the conversa- things by herself
(SSC GL Tier-II Exam. 21.09.2014)
tion. (3) person who falsely accuses
(1) the situation turns unpleas- 564. Your remarks during the discus- others
ant or serious sion added fuel to the fire. (4) person who gives unwanted
(2) a sudden shift in the topic of (1) got others angry advice
conversation (2) ignited the fireplace Directions (574–583) : In the fol-
(3) the conversation takes a light- (3) worsened matters lowing questions, four alternatives are
er note (4) created warmth all around given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold in
(4) an abrupt silence takes place the sentence, Choose the alternative
565. Why do you fight shy of me ?
which best expresses the meaning of
Directions (559 – 563) : In the (1) fight with (2) avoid the Idiom/Phrase.
following questions, four alternatives (3) embarrass (4) shout at (SSC CGL Tier-II Exam. 12.04.2015)
are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold 566. They have latched on to tour- 574. Sheila’s tall tales have no mean-
in the sentence. Choose the alterna- ism as a way of boosting the lo- ing.
tive which best expresses the mean- cal economy. (1) jealousy (2) greed
ing of the Idiom/Phrase.
(1) promoted (2) discovered (3) boasting (4) pride
(SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC
Exam. 16.11.2014) (3) exposed (4) explored 575. The bridge gave way under the
567. When he asked me the way to the heavy weight.
559. The departmental store is open
cafeteria, I told him to follow his (1) collapsed (2) endured
around the clock.
nose. (3) withstood (4) stooped
(1) at different timings 576. His plan was so complicated that
(1) to find it by himself
(2) early morning (2) to ask someone else it floored his listeners.