IDIOMS/PHRASES
      Up a blind alley                           (3) annoy somebody
      (1) hiding            something            (4) show contempt for
           intentionally from another       923. Cut short
           person                                (1) delete       (2) praise            1. (3)   2. (4)   3. (4)   4. (2)
      (2) not warning a person who is            (3) interrupt                          5. (3)   6. (4)   7. (3)   8. (4)
           in danger                             (4) slice into small pieces
      (3) one can enjoy thrills only if                                                 9. (3)  10. (4)  11. (3)  12. (2)
                                            924. Bad blood
           one takes risk                        (1) war          (2) ill feeling      13. (3)  14. (1)  15. (1)  16. (3)
      (4) following a course of action           (3) threatening attitude              17. (2)  18. (2)  19. (1)  20. (3)
           that is certain to lead to an
                                                 (4) in an infected state of being     21. (1)  22. (2)  23. (3)  24. (1)
           undesirable outcome
                                            925. A laughing stock                      25. (3)  26. (3)  27. (3)  28. (4)
            (SSC CHSL (10+2) Tier-I (CBE)
           Exam. 16.01.2017 (IInd Sitting)       (1) an object of laughter
                                                                                       29. (3)  30. (1)  31. (4)  32. (1)
      Directions (916–925) : In the              (2) a storehouse of jokes
                                                 (3) an object of desire               33. (4)  34. (3)  35. (2)  36. (3)
following questions, out of the four al-
ternatives, choose the alternative               (4) a stock of high value             37. (3)  38. (3)  39. (3)  40. (2)
which best expresses the meaning of              Directions (926-928) : In the         41. (1)  42. (2)  43. (4)  44. (2)
the Idiom/Phrase.                          following questions, four alternatives      45. (1)  46. (2)  47. (2)  48. (4)
                    (SSC CGL Tier-II (CBE) are given for the Idiom/Phrase print-
                                                                                       49. (1)  50. (4)  51. (2)  52. (2)
                       Exam. 12.01.2017)   ed in bold in the sentence. Choose
 916. From stem to stern                   the alternative that best expresses the     53. (1)  54. (2)  55. (1)  56. (1)
      (1) all the way from the front of    meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.                57. (2)  58. (1)  59. (2)  60. (4)
          a ship to the back.                               (SSC Multi-Tasking Staff   61. (1)  62. (3)  63. (3)  64. (1)
      (2) from the beginning to the end.               Exam. 30.04.2017 (Ist Sitting)
                                            926. Our manager is feared by ev-          65. (4)  66. (1)  67. (1)  68. (3)
      (3) top of a plant to its roots.
      (4) loose pleasantness to become           eryone for he is as hard as           69. (1)  70. (1)  71. (3)  72. (1)
          strict.                                nails.                                73. (4)  74. (2)  75. (3)  76. (1)
 917. Over egg the pudding                       (1) powerful       (2) unrelenting    77. (2)  78. (1)  79. (4)  80. (3)
      (1) add unnecessary details to             (3) fearsome       (4) strict
                                                                                       81. (2)  82. (1)  83. (3)  84. (4)
          make something seem better        927. He struck several bad patches
          or worse.                              before he made good.                  85. (1)  86. (3)  87. (4)  88. (4)
      (2) fill the pudding excessively           (1) eliminated many difficulties      89. (1)  90. (1)  91. (1)  92. (3)
          with egg.                              (2) went through many illnesses       93. (1)  94. (1)  95. (4)  96. (2)
      (3) add details in order to make           (3) had m any p r ofessional          97. (4)  98. (3)  99. (2) 100. (1)
          something more exciting.                   difficulties
                                                                                      101. (4) 102. (1) 103. (2) 104. (3)
      (4) add important details to the           (4) came across bad weather
          content of a story.                                                         105. (3) 106. (4) 107. (3) 108. (2)
                                            928. He talked over the matter for
 918. Turn over a new leaf                       an hour but without any result.      109. (3) 110. (4) 111. (2) 112. (3)
      (1) change one’s behaviour for the         (1) assessed                         113. (2) 114. (3) 115. (3) 116. (3)
          better.                                (2) fought about                     117. (3) 118. (2) 119. (2) 120. (3)
      (2) read between the pages of a            (3) discussed      (4) surveyed
          book.                                                                       121. (4) 122. (1) 123. (2) 124. (3)
                                                Directions (929–931) : In each
      (3) do a somersault                                                             125. (4) 126. (3) 127. (3) 128. (3)
                                           of the questions, four alternatives are
      (4) do a new job.                    given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the     129. (1) 130. (4) 131. (2) 132. (2)
 919. Take up the hatchet                  alternative which best expresses the       133. (3) 134. (2) 135. (3) 136. (3)
      (1) behave formally                  meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.               137. (2) 138. (3) 139. (1) 140. (1)
      (2) pursue a chance                   929. Cut a sorry figure
      (3) be caught in a trap                                                         141. (2) 142. (1) 143. (3) 144. (2)
                                                 (1) Did not stand straight
      (4) prepare for or go to war               (2) Apologised for his remarks       145. (1) 146. (3) 147. (4) 148. (4)
 920. At loose ends                              (3) Created a wrong impression       149. (1) 150. (3) 151. (4) 152. (3)
      (1) tie two loose ends of a thread         (4) Made a poor impression           153. (1) 154. (4) 155. (2) 156. (1)
      (2) keep options open                 930. To take to task
      (3) in an uncertain situation                                                   157. (4) 158. (1) 159. (3) 160. (3)
                                                 (1) Forgave him
      (4) repay debts                            (2) Slapped him                      161. (4) 162. (3) 163. (2) 164. (2)
 921. With might and main                        (3) Gave him extra work              165. (1) 166. (2) 167. (4) 168. (1)
      (1) with full risks                        (4) Reprimanded him                  169. (1) 170. (3) 171. (1) 172. (1)
      (2) with full force                   931. Bring to light
                                                                                      173. (3) 174. (1) 175. (3) 176. (2)
      (3) having full confidence                 (1) Introduced (2) Revealed
      (4) with full blessings                    (3) Seen                             177. (2) 178. (2) 179. (3) 180. (1)
 922. Ruffle somebody’s feather                  (4) Brought to life                  181. (2) 182. (2) 183. (2) 184. (4)
      (1) gamble                                            (SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE)     185. (4) 186. (2) 187. (1) 188. (2)
      (2) escape responsibility                                 Exam. 02.09.2016)
                                                                                      189. (2) 190. (4) 191. (3) 192. (3)
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