(1) encouraged (2) annoyed (3) well informed and intelligent given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold in
(3) entertained (4) puzzled (4) is accurate and precise the sentence. Choose the alternative
577. My uncle’s business has gone to 586. I can work for six hours at a which best expresses the meaning of
the dogs. stretch. the Idiom/Phrase.
(1) is ruined (2) is dead (1) continuously (SSC CGL Tier-I Exam. 19.10.2014
(3) is sick (4) is angry (2) occasionally TF No. 022 MH 3)
578. Despite the highs and lows, life (3) maximum 594. With great difficulty, he was able
tends to average itself out. (4) minimum to carve out a niche for him-
(1) balance itself 587. It was he who put a spoke in self.
(2) be unvarying my wheel. (1) became a sculptor
(3) show equal value (1) tried to cause an accident (2) did the best he could do
(4) get compatible (2) helped in the execution of the (3) destroyed his career
579. On second thoughts she re- plan (4) developed a specific position
fused to accept his invitation. (3) thwarted in the execution of for himself
the plan 595. You will succeed if you follow my
(1) on reconsidering
(4) destroyed the plan advice to the letter.
(2) reviewing leisurely
588. Our fleet bore down upon the (1) about writing letters
(3) moral grounds
enemy. (2) written in the letters
(4) seeing his brashness
(1) moved quickly backwards (3) in every detail
580. I stirred the hornet’s nest by
(2) moved quickly to the left (4) very thoughtfully
my honest statement.
(3) moved quickly to the right 596. A critic’s work is to read be-
(1) responded to criticism angrily
(4) moved quickly towards tween the lines.
(2) caused anger in many people
589. The rock concert proved to be a (1) to comprehend the meaning
(3) stopped people criticizing
big draw. (2) to appreciate the inner beau-
(4) acted with energy and interest (3) to und erstand the inner
(2) huge attraction
581. He knows how to break in horses. (3) gain meaning
(1) rear (2) tend (4) big bang (4) to read carefully
(3) train (4) force 590. Look sharp or you will miss the 597. Where discipline is concerned I
582. The judge declared the agree- opportunity. put my foot down.
ment null and void. (1) be confident (1) take a firm stand
(1) empty (2) annulled (2) pay attention (2) take a light stand
(3) unavoidable (4) not binding (3) take control (3) take a heavy stand
583. We should bury the hatchet and (4) make haste (4) take a shaky stand
become friends. 591. Our old Rolls Royce has become 598. The convict claimed innocence
(1) obtain a white elephant. and stood his ground in spite
(2) influence friends (1) a costly but useless posses- of the repeated accusations.
(3) make peace sion (1) knelt
(4) keep a secret (2) antique item or possession (2) surrendered
Directions (584-593) : In the fol- (3) any traditional possession (3) kept standing
lowing questions, four alternatives are (4) a unique item or possession (4) refused to yield
given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold in 592. Since the children were young, Directions (599–603) : In the
the sentence. Choose the alternative their parents have always taught following questions, four alternatives
which best expresses the meaning of them to cut one’s coat accord- are given for the Idiom/Phrase print-
the Idiom/Phrase. ing to one’s cloth. ed in bold in the sentence. Choose the
(SSC CAPFs SI, CISF ASI & Delhi (1) be thrifty alternative which best expresses the
Police SI Exam. 28.09.2014 (2) live life to the full meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
(TF No. 482 RN 5) (3) live within one’s means (SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC
584. to get into hot waters. (4) be fair Exam. 16.11.2014 , Ist Sitting
(1) to be impatient 593. The lawyer’s closing arguments TF No. 333 LO 2)
(2) to suffer loss were full of red herrings. 599. The two friends are now at dag-
(3) to get into trouble (1) sound judgement gers drawn over a petty issue.
(4) to be in a confused state of (2) references and allusions to (1) angry (2) frustrated
mind previous crimes (3) enemies (4) competitors
585. My student is one who knows (3) clues intended to distract or 600. His work seems to be a Pene-
how many beans make five. mislead lope’s web.
(1) knows mathematical calcula- (4) loopholes (1) endless (2) difficult
tions Directions (594-598) : In the fol- (3) declining
(2) is fiercely loyal lowing questions, four alternatives are (4) in his best form