IDIOMS/PHRASES
892. Leaps and bounds                             (3) To act in an unreliable way            (2) Being exploited
      (1) Slowly      (2) Rapidly                 (4) To defeat a person                     (3) Fully rejected
      (3) Jumping (4) Stationary            902. Feather one’s own nest                      (4) Finding supporters
893. Smell a rat                                  (1) Decorate                          910. Every dark cloud has a silver
      (1) Suspect something wrong                 (2) Work hard at home                      lining
      (2) Smell a burned rat                      (3) build a home                           (1) Every unpleasant situation
      (3) Smell a rotten rat                      (4) make money in an improper                  has to wait
      (4) Smell something right                        way                                   (2) Every unpleasant situation
     Directions (894–896) : In each               Directions (903-905) : In each                 has a positive side
of the questions, four alternatives are     of the questions, four alternatives are          (3) Every dark cloud is upsetting
given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the      given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the           (4) Cloud with dark and silver
alternative which best expresses the        alternative which best expresses the                 lining is good
meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.                meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.                911. Alive and kicking
                   (SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE)                        (SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE)        (1) Playing football
           Exam. 10.09.2016 (IInd sitting)             Exam. 11.09.2016 (IIIrd sitting)      (2) Dying
894. Feather in one’s cap                   903. pull a fast one                             (3) Becoming old
      (1) Discrimination                          (1) as fast as lightning                   (4) in good health
      (2) A new and additional distinc-           (2) play a trick                      912. In the following question, out of
          tion                                    (3) carry a heavy burden                   the four alternatives, select the
      (3) Hunting                                 (4) take a deep breath                     alternative which best express-
      (4) Bird watching                     904. grease the palm                             es the meaning of the Idiom/
895. Donkey’s years                               (1) dirty one’s hands                      Phrase.
      (1) A decade (2) A long time                (2) work in a garage                       Run out of steam
      (3) A century                               (3) slip and fall                          (1) To lose impetus or enthusi-
      (4) Since school days                       (4) bribe                                       asm
896. Leave no stone unturned                905. turn turtle                                 (2) To work quickly like a ma-
      (1) Try every possible way                  (1) slow like a turtle                          chine
      (2) Behave smartly                          (2) turn like a turtle                     (3) To give up easily
      (3) Constructing                            (3) over-turn                              (4) no more money to spend
      (4) Wasting no time                         (4) a game turtles play                          (SSC CHSL (10+2) Tier-I (CBE)
                                                  Directions (906-908): In each of                Exam. 15.01.2017 (IInd Sitting)
     Directions (897–899) : In each
of the questions, four alternatives are     the questions, four alternatives are        913. In the following question, out of
given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the      given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the           the four alternatives, select the
                                            alternative which best expresses the             alternative which best express-
alternative which best expresses the
                                            meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.                     es the meaning of the Idiom/
meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
                   (SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE)
                                                                (SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE)        Phrase.
                                                         Exam. 27.10.2016 (Ist sitting)      saved by the bell
           Exam. 10.09.2016 (IIIrd sitting)
                                            906. To carry the day                            (1) when time is in your favour
897. A Man of letters
                                                  (1) To postpone to the next day            (2) saved at the last moment
      (1) Letter-writer
                                                  (2) To bear grudge                         (3) the bell rings at the most op-
      (2) Proof-reader
                                                  (3) To win a victory                            portune time
      (3) Postman (4) Scholar
                                                  (4) To do things in a hurry                (4) prayers are answered when
898. Under a cloud
                                            907. A man of straw                                   the church bell rings
      (1) Shocked (2) Sad
                                                  (1) A weak man, without sub-                     (SSC CHSL (10+2) Tier-I (CBE)
      (3) Sick        (4) Confused                    stance                                      Exam. 15.01.2017 (IInd Sitting)
899. Bear in mind                                 (2) An unintelligent man              914. In the following question, out of
      (1) Respect     (2) Observe                 (3) A corrupt man                          the four alternatives, select the
      (3) Remember                                (4) A tall, lanky person                   alternative which best expresses
      (4) Pretend to listen                 908. Pass the buck                               the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
     Directions (900–902) : In each               (1) Exchange                               Turn a blind eye
of the questions, four alternatives are           (2) Refuse to accept responsibility        (1) Not able to see the obvious
given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the            (3) Make some quick money.                      truth
alternative which best expresses the              (4) Overtake                               (2) Hide the ugly truth from
meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.                                                                      someone
                                                  Directions (909-911) : In each
                   (SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE)                                                     (3) Pretend not to notice
                                            of the questions, four alternatives are
           Exam. 11.09.2016 (IInd sitting)                                                   (4) Stay away from bad habits
                                            given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the
900. Held up                                alternative which best expresses the                   (SSC CHSL (10+2) Tier-I (CBE)
      (1) Kidnapped (2) Delayed             meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.                          Exam. 16.01.2017 (IInd Sitting)
      (3) Caught      (4) Nabbed                                (SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE)   915. In the following question, out of
901. To play fast and loose                            Exam. 27.10.2016 (IInd sitting)       the four alternatives, select the
      (1) To be narrow minded               909. To lose ground                              alternative which best expresses
      (2) To play a good game                     (1) Becoming less acceptable               the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
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