(3) a development tive which best expresses the mean- (3) spilled the content of the
(4) a reality ing of the Idiom/Phrase. package
626. I was taken aback when he pro- (SSC CGL Tier-I Exam, 09.08.2015 (4) revealed the secret informa-
posed to marry my daughter. (IInd Sitting) TF No. 4239378) tion
(1) surprised (2) pleased 634. He’s as daft as a brush. Don’t 642. Amit said to Rekha, ‘‘Don’t
(3) hurt (4) shocked believe a word of what he says. make a mountain out of a mole
627. She played ducks and drakes (1) a liar (2) very funny hill.’’
with her money. (1) exaggerate a minor problem
(3) really silly (4) unreliable
(1) lent (2) attempt an impossible task
635. I hope you will back me at the
(2) spent lavishly (3) create problems
(3) did not spend meeting.
(1) criticise (2) speak after I do (4) start looking for mole hills in
(3) follow (4) support mountains.
628. He had to eat humble pie for
636. A closefisted man does not 643. His friend turned out to be snake
his intense rudeness.
know the significance of human in the grass.
(1) earn praise
(2) suffer humiliation life. (1) cowardly and brutal
(3) modest behaviour (1) a poor man (2) a hidden enemy
(4) determine (2) a rich man (3) an unreliable and deceitful
Directions (629-633) : In the fol- (3) a miser person
lowing questions, four alternatives are (4) an ill-mannered man (4) low and mean
given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold in 637. I shall always remember my Directions (644–648) : In the
the sentence. Choose the alternative following questions, four alternatives
alma mater with gratitude.
which best expresses the meaning of are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold
the Idiom/Phrase. (1) institution where I got edu-
in the sentence. Choose the alterna-
(SSC CGL Tier-I Exam, 09.08.2015 cation
tive which best expresses the mean-
(Ist Sitting) TF No. 1443088) (2) teacher who inspired me
ing of the Idiom/Phrase.
629. Their attempt to get back the sto- (3) mother’s loving care
(SSC CGL Tier-I Exam, 16.08.2015
len necklace proved to be a wild (4) kindergarten days (IInd Sitting) TF No. 2176783)
goose chase. 638. I and my friend always go Dutch 644. He and his neighbour are always
(1) delayed action when we eat out. at loggerheads.
(2) wise decision (1) drive together (1) agree on everything
(3) useless search (2) pay for each other’s meal (2) disagreeing on everything
(4) timely action (3) go together (3) aloof from each other
630. The day the new product was (4) divide the costs
(4) abusing each other
launched, people made a beeline Directions (639–643) : In the fol-
to purchase it. 645. I am going to stay at home be-
lowing questions, four alternatives are
(1) went online cause I am feeling under the
given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold in
(2) rushed weather today.
the sentence. Choose the alternative
(3) were doubtful which best expresses the meaning of (1) unhappy (2) depressed
(4) refused the Idiom/Phrase. (3) irritated (4) sick
631. At his wit’s end, he turned to (SSC CGL Tier-I Exam, 16.08.2015 646. Even in the middle of the fire he
his old trade. (Ist Sitting) TF No. 3196279) kept a level head.
(1) Overjoyed 639. Instead of keeping his promise (1) was impulsive
(2) After careful thinking of helping me with office work, (2) was sensible
(3) Confidently he just left me high and dry. (3) was crazy
(4) Not knowing what to do (1) left me without a drop of (4) was self centred
632. When it comes to dancing, he is water 647. The winning team decided to go
all-thumbs. (2) left me in a state of anger for the jugular in the last quar-
(1) lazy (2) an expert (3) left me alone to do the work ter of the match.
(3) a trainer (4) clumsy (4) left me feeling like a fool
(1) forfeit the match
633. He usually goes to bed very ear- 640. Unless you make amends for
(2) give easy opportunities to the
ly and rises with the lark. the loss, nobody is prepared to
(1) at midnight excuse you.
(3) give reserve players a chance
(2) very late (1) improve (2) confess
(4) attack all out
(3) very early (3) compensate (4) pay debt
(4) after sunrise 648. Everybody thought Asha and
641. Before the report reached the
Ashok were a happy couple, but
Directions (634–638) : In the authority, the media spilled the
it was all just make believe.
following questions, four alternatives beans.
are given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold (1) hinted at the consequences. (1) hatred (2) treachery
in the sentence. Choose the alterna- (2) dropped the charges (3) reality (4) pretence