IDIOMS/PHRASES
749. (4) 750. (3) 751. (3) 752. (1)                                             enough rope to frame her own
                                                                                answer.
753. (2) 754. (4) 755. (2) 756. (3)
                                                                                The best option is enough free-
757. (2) 758. (4) 759. (3) 760. (1) 1. (3) under a cloud : under a sus-         dom for action.
                                       picion
761. (3) 762. (2) 763. (3) 764. (2)                                          9. (3) all at sea : confused and not
                                     l As he behaved in an abnormal
765. (3) 766. (1) 767. (2) 768. (4)                                             knowing what to do
                                       way, his activities were under a
                                                                              l I’m all at sea with these new rules
769. (1) 770. (3) 771. (1) 772. (3)    cloud.
                                                                                and regulations.
773. (2) 774. (4) 775. (1) 776. (3)    The best option is under suspi-
                                                                                The best option is puzzled.
                                       cion.
777. (3) 778. (1) 779. (3) 780. (3)                                         10. (4) sweeping statement : too gen-
                                    2. (4) flogging a dead horse : wast-
781. (1) 782. (2) 783. (1) 784. (3)    ing your effort by trying to do          eral and failing to think about or
785. (3) 786. (2) 787. (2) 788. (2)    something that is no longer pos-         understand
                                       sible                                  l His sweeping statement left the
789. (3) 790. (3) 791. (1) 792. (2)
                                     l He was warned again and again,           board speechless.
793. (4) 794. (1) 795. (4) 796. (3)                                             The best option is generalised
                                       but now I think there is no use
797. (2) 798. (3) 799. (4) 800. (4)    flogging a dead horse.                   statement.
801. (3) 802. (4) 803. (3) 804. (3)    The best option is wasting time      11. (3) in a tight corner : in a diffi-
805. (2) 806. (4) 807. (1) 808. (2)    in useful effort.                        cult situation
                                    3. (4) look down upon : think you         l Unexpected excuses put him in
809. (3) 810. (2) 811. (2) 812. (1)
                                       are better than somebody/some-           a tight corner.
813. (3) 814. (4) 815. (4) 816. (2)    thing                                    The best option is in a difficult
817. (1) 818. (2) 819. (2) 820. (1)  l He always looks down upon his            situation.
821. (2) 822. (2) 823. (3) 824. (2)    poor brother.                        12. (2) a wild goose chase : a search
                                       The best option is regard with           for something that is impossible
825. (2) 826. (3) 827. (3) 828. (3)
                                       contempt.                                for you to find or that does not
829. (3) 830. (3) 831. (3) 832. (4) 4. (2) face the music : to accept or        exist, that makes you waste a lot
833. (1) 834. (4) 835. (2) 836. (3)    deal with criticism or punishment        of time
837. (2) 838. (4) 839. (2) 840. (2)    for something you have done            l I cannot accompany you in this
                                     l He is prepared to face the music         wild goose chase.
841. (4) 842. (2) 843. (1) 844. (3)
                                       for his conduct at the meeting.          The best option is futile search.
845. (3) 846. (2) 847. (4) 848. (3)    The best option is get reprimanded.  13. (3) does not hold water : cannot
849. (1) 850. (4) 851. (2) 852. (2) 5. (3) token strike : a brief strike        be believed
853. (1) 854. (3) 855. (3) 856. (4)    intended to convey the strength
                                                                              l His argument is baseless and
                                       of feeling on a disputed issue
857. (2) 858. (3) 859. (1) 860. (3)                                             does not hold water.
                                     l The workers went on a one-day
861. (3) 862. (2) 863. (3) 864. (3)                                             The best option is cannot be be-
                                       token strike to get their demands
                                                                                lieved.
865. (2) 866. (4) 867. (2) 868. (2)    fulfilled.
                                                                            14. (1) on the cuff : on credit
869. (3) 870. (1) 871. (1) 872. (3)    The best option is short strike
                                                                              l I helped him clean up the shop,
                                       held as a warning.
873. (3) 874. (2) 875. (2) 876. (4)                                             so the mechanic gave me an oil
                                    6. (4) fell foul of : to get into trou-
877. (4) 878. (1) 879. (1) 880. (4)    ble with a person/an organisa-           change on the cuff.
881. (2) 882. (1) 883. (4) 884. (2)    tion because of doing something          The best option is on credit.
885. (1) 886. (2) 887. (3) 888. (3)    wrong                                15. (1) out and out : in every way;
                                     l The boy fell foul of his best            complete
889. (2) 890. (2) 891. (1) 892. (2)
                                       friend, when he disagreed to his       l What she said was an out and
893. (1) 894. (2) 895. (2) 896. (1)    friends’s opinion.                       out a lie.
897. (4) 898. (2) 899. (3) 900. (2)    The best option is got into trou-        The best option is totally.
901. (3) 902. (4) 903. (2) 904. (4)    ble with.                            16. (3) a white elephant : a thing that
                                    7. (3) by fits and starts : impulsive-      is useless and no longer needed,
905. (3) 906. (3) 907. (1) 908. (2)
                                       ly and irregularly                       although it may have cost a lot of
909. (1) 910. (2) 911. (4) 912. (1)  l A sincere student works regular-         money
913. (2) 914. (3) 915. (4) 916. (1)    ly, not by fits and starts.            l The new office block has become
917. (1) 918. (1) 919. (4) 920. (3)    The best option is irregularly.          an expensive white elephant.
921. (2) 922. (3) 923. (3) 924. (2) 8. (4) enough rope : to allow free-         The best option is costly or trou-
                                       dom to do what one wants                 blesome possession.
925. (1) 926. (2) 927. (3) 928. (3
                                     l The question was so irrelevant       17. (2) fair and square : honest and
929. (3) 930. (4) 931. (2)             that it gave the interviewee             according to the rules
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