IDIOMS/PHRASES
      (3) to feel disapointed               701. to be down to earth.                           (SSC (10+2) Stenographer Grade
      (4) to pretend to be sympathetic.           (1) to be unreasonable                               "C" & "D" Exam. 31.01.2016
694. take the bull by the horns is                (2) to be pretentious                                            TF No. 3513283)
      (1) to be helpful                           (3) to be realistic                 709. The manager is not dismissed,
      (2) to win the battle                       (4) to be impractical                      but he is definitely under a
      (3) to be sensitive                   702. This argument does not hold                 cloud.
      (4) to face a difficulty coura-             water.                                     (1) under suspension
           geously                                (1) seem rejectable                        (2) under suspicion
695. sail in the same boat                        (2) seem logical                           (3) under scrutiny
      (1) be in the same situation.               (3) seem approvable                        (4) warned severely
      (2) suspect something uncanny.              (4) seem acceptable                 710. Do not pull a long face.
      (3) suspect something wrong.          703. The truant school boy told cock-            (1) look ugly       (2) look tired
      (4) be in a different situation.            and-bull stories to escape pun-            (3) look dejected
     Directions (696–699) : In each               ishment.
                                                                                             (4) look happy
of the following questions, four alter-           (1) drab and boring
                                                                                      711. Who will believe, your cock and
natives are given for the Idiom/Phrase            (2) authentic and realistic                bull story?
in bold in the sentence. Choose the               (3) interesting and thrilling              (1) ambiguous story
alternative which best expresses the              (4) absurd and unbelievable
meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.                                                                 (2) authentic story
                                                 Directions (704–708) : In each of           (3) absurd story
             (SSC CHSL (10+2) LDC, DEO
              & PA/SA Exam, 06.12.2015
                                            the following questions, four alterna-           (4) common story
            (IInd Sitting) TF No. 3441135)  tives are given for the Idiom/Phrase
                                                                                      712. For years I could not shake off
696. He has made a dog’s breakfast          in bold. Choose the alternative which
                                                                                             the trauma of that day.
      of these accounts.                    best expresses the meaning of the Idi-
                                                                                             (1) forget
      (1) a breakfast for the dogs.         om/Phrase.
                                                                                             (2) remember
      (2) an accurate summary.                       (SSC (10+2) Stenographer Grade
                                                           ‘C’ & ‘D’ Exam. 31.01.2016        (3) imagine
      (3) a total mess.                                                                      (4) None of these
                                                                      TF No. 3513283)
      (4) a breakfast being served by
                                            704. The manager is not dismissed, but    713. sit on the fence.
          the dogs.
                                                  he is definitely under a cloud.            (1) to be in a tricky situation
697. a sacred cow
      (1) a person never to be criti-cised        (1) under suspension                       (2) to be relaxed and comfortable
      (2) a saintly person                        (2) under suspicion                        (3) halting between two opinions
      (3) a helpful person                        (3) under scrutiny                         (4) to be defeated and dejected
      (4) a very religious person                 (4) warned severely                       Directions (714 – 718) : In each
698. You will be reminded of the            705. Do not pull a long face.             of the fo llowing questions, four
      seamy side of life if you visit                                                 alternatives are given for the Idiom/
                                                  (1) look ugly        (2) look tired
      the slum tenements.                                                             Phrase printed in bold at the question
                                                  (3) look dejected (4) look happy    places. Choose the alternative which
      (1) the unpleasant aspects            706. Who will believe, your cock and      best expresses the meaning of the
      (2) the gentler aspects                     bull story?                         Idiom/Phrase as your answer.
      (3) the softer aspects                      (1) Ambiguous story                   (SSC CAPFS (CPO) SI, CISF ASI & Delhi
      (4) the pleasanter aspects                                                       Police SI Exam. 20.03.2016 Ist sitting TF
                                                  (2) Authentic story
699. to shun evil company.                                                                                            No. 3148585)
                                                  (3) Absurd story
      (1) to kick out.                                                                714. to have an axe to grind
      (2) to let loose.                           (4) Common story                           (1) to criticize someone
      (3) to give up.                       707. For years I could not shake off             (2) to fail to arouse interest
      (4) to put off.                             the trauma of that day.                    (3) to work for both sides
     Directions (700-703) : In each of            (1) forget       (2) remember              (4) to have a selfish end to serve
the foll owing questions, four                    (3) imagine (4) None of these       715. a hornet’s nest
alternatives are given for the Idiom/       708. sit on the fence.                           (1) a comfortable position
Phrase in bold. Choose the alternative            (1) to be in a tricky situation            (2) an unpleasant situation
which best expresses the meaning of                                                          (3) among thorns
                                                  (2) to be relaxed and comfortable
the Idiom/Phrase.                                                                            (4) a dilemma
                                                  (3) halting between two opinions
             (SSC CHSL (10+2) LDC, DEO
                                                  (4) to be defeated and dejected     716.to roll out the red carpet
              & PA/SA Exam, 20.12.2015
              (Ist Sitting) TF No. 9692918)      Directions (709-713) : In each of           (1) to buy a gift
700. Rohini reached the examination         the foll owing questions, four                   (2) to give a warning signal
      hall in the nick of time.             alternatives are given for the Idiom/            (3) to decorate the room
      (1) just after time                   Phrase printed in bold. Choose the               (4) to give a grand welcome
      (2) just in time                      alternative which best expresses the      717. to put his foot down
      (3) very late                         meaning of the Idiom/Phrase as your              (1) concede          (2) not to yield
      (4) just before time                  answer.                                          (3) resign           (4) withdraw
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