Directions (649–658) : In the fol- 657. a golden mean 664. I have taken fancy to this car.
lowing questions, four alternatives are (1) comfortable and easy work (1) given imaginative touches
given for the Idiom/Phrase in bold in (2) middle course between two (2) revised
the sentence. Choose the alternative extremes (3) developed liking for
which best expresses the meaning of (3) a sudden sad event (4) improved
the Idiom/Phrase. (4) a subject of contention 665. carry out
(SSC CAPFs SI, CISF ASI & Delhi 658. I have clean hands, so why (1) bring
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should I be afraid of any one. (2) continue
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(1) beautiful (2) faulty (3) complete something
649. to set the Thames on fire
(3) innocent (4) hygienic (4) to take in
(1) do a heroic deed Directions (659-663) : In each of 666. He beats about the bush.
(2) do something to suit one’s the following questions, four alterna- (1) talks sensibly
own purpose tives are given for the Idiom/Phrase (2) talks continuously
(3) to burn someone alive in bold in the sentence. Choose the (3) speak well
(4) destroy with fire alternative which best expresses the (4) does not talk specifically
650. You cannot expect even a single meaning of the Idiom/Phrase as your
Directions (667–669) : In each
penny from him, he is a close- answer.
of the fo llowing questions, four
fisted man. (SSC CGL Tier-I Re-Exam, 30.08.2015)
alternatives are given for the Idiom/
(1) miser (2) boxer 659. Anand is a nice guy, but some- Phrase in bold in the sentence. Choose
times he really gets on my
(3) courageous (4) generous the alternative which best expresses
651. 15th August is a red-letter day the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase as
(1) makes me nervous your answer.
in the history of India. (2) shakes my self–confidence (SSC Constable (GD)
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(4) makes me uncomfortable 667. Television has become part and
(2) blood-donation day
660. As a student, you should catch parcel of our lives.
time by the forelock. (1) status symbol
(4) a historical occasion (1) speed up (2) unavoidable luxury
652. A : Can you help me ? (2) set up clock back (3) important part
B : Sure, I’ll be finished with (3) slow down
(4) showy part
this in a second. (4) seize opportunity
668. My kith and kin congratulated
(1) be thorough 661. Receiving his first award was a me on my brilliant success.
(2) be satisfied shot in the arm for him.
(1) niece and nephew
(3) be exhausted (1) something that gives encour-
(2) father and mother
(4) be through agement
(2) something that is painful
653. I have a feeling in my gut that (4) colleagues
(3) something that needs atten-
her husband is cheating her. 669. His frequent journeys are telling
(1) strong instinct (4) something done with a purpose upon his health.
(2) slight hint 662. It is sometimes wiser to rely on (1) threatening (2) improving
(3) lot of Proof horse sense than on the advice (3) informing (4) affecting
of colleagues. Directions (670 –679) : In the
(4) strong fear
(1) advice of parents following questions, four alternatives
654. out of sorts (2) advice of teachers are given for the Idiom/ Phrase in bold
(1) not rich (2) out of reach (3) advice of colleagues in the sentence. Choose the alterna-
(4) basic common sense tive which best expresses the mean-
(3) out of sight (4) not well ing of the Idiom/Phrase.
663. Nehru, the first Prime Minister
655. to keep the wolf away from of India, was a man of letters. (SSC CGL Tier-II Exam, 25.10.2015, TF
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(1) a great letter–writer
670. He advised her to give a wide
(1) to keep off starvation (2) a great politician
berth to malicious people.
(2) to guard against wild animals (3) a literary person
(4) a great patriot (1) pay more attention to
(3) to guard against enemies (2) give a larger bed to
(4) to keep aloof from disputed Directions (664–666) : In each
(3) share her seat with
matters of the following questions, Four alter-
(4) to stay away from
natives are given for the Idiom/Phrase
656. The future of Kashmir is still a 671. Russel Peters really brought the
in bold in the sentence. Choose the
vexed question. house down with his spectacu-
alternative which best expresses the
(1) controversial meaning of the Idiom/ Phrase as your lar performance at the Club yes-
(2) None of the given options. answer. terday.
(3) important (SSC Constable (GD) (1) passed a bill unanimously
(4) confused Exam, 04.10.2015, Ist Sitting) (2) amused the audience greatly