The best option is to be victo- l The teacher took Shalu to task l All his schemes ended in smoke.
rious at the end of an argu- for her misbehaviour. The best option is to come to
ment. The best option is to scold nothing.
64. (1) turn a deaf ear : to ignore or someone 81. (2) helter-skelter : done in a hur-
refuse to listen to somebody/ 73. (4) to face the music : to ex- ry and in a way that lacks unity
something pect or deal with criticism or l Clothes were scattered helter-
l Sheela turned a deaf ear to our punishment for something you skelter.
pleadings. have done The best option is in disorderly
The best option is disregard. l He is prepared to face the mu- haste.
65. (4) to smell a rat : to suspect sic for his conduct at the meet- 82. (1) leaps and bounds : very
that something is wrong about ing. quickly; in large amounts
a situation The best option is to bear the l India is progressing by leaps and
l I don’t think this was an acci- consequences bounds.
dent. I smell a rat. 74. (2) to blow one’s own trumpet : The best option is rapidly.
The best option is to suspect a to boast 83. (3) Herculean task : a task need-
trick. l Anyone will tell you she’s one of ing a lot of strength, determina-
66. (1) make a clean breast of : to the best journalists we have got, tion or effort
speak the truth about something although she never blows her l It was a matter of Herculean task
that you longer feel guilty own trumpet. for him to be selected for the
l You’ll feel better if you make a The best option is to praise Olympic Games.
clean breast of the incident. one’s own self. The best option is a work requir-
The best option is confessed. 75. (3) to run one down : to criti- ing very great effort.
67. (1) done for : to be in a very cize somebody/something in an 84. (4) got the sack : dismissed from
bad situation; to be certain to unkind manner a job
fail (1) disparage : to suggest that l Ravi got the sack today. He is
l I’m sorry. This whole scheme is somebody/something is not im- always late.
done for. portant/valuable; belittle The best option is was dismissed
The best option is ruined. l Shefalli was always run down from.
68. (3) on the level : honest; legal; by her friends. 85. (1) put up with : to accept some-
above board The best option is to disparage body/something that is annoy-
l You can trust Shivam. He is someone. ing. unpleasant etc. without com-
strictly on the level. 76. (1) at a snail’s pace : very slowly plaining
The best option is honest and l Things are moving at a snail’s
(1) endure : to bear; to experi-
sincere. pace, but we’ll finish on time. ence and deal with something that
69. (1) made ducks and drakes of : is painful or unpleasant, espe-
The best option is very slowly.
to squander; to waste cially without complaining
77. (2) to turn a deaf ear : to ig-
l Ritesh made ducks and drakes (2) evade : to escape from some-
nore/refuse to listen to some-
of the vast property he had pos- body/something or avoid meet-
sessed. ing somebody
l Sheela turned a deaf ear to our
The best option is squandered (3) suppress : to put arn end,
pleadings. often by force
70. (1) went to the winds : to be
The best option is to be indif- (4) assume : to think or accept
dissipated; to be utterly lost
ferent. that something is true but with-
l All his hard work and sincerity
78. (1) to take to one’s heels : to out having proof of it
went to the winds, when he
run away from somebody/some- l I cannot put up with your con-
failed to achieve the target.
thing stant complaining any longer.
The best option is dissipated
l As soon as the thief saw the po- The best option is endure.
71. (3) at one’s wits, end : to be so
lice, he took to his heels. 86. (3) a fair-weather friend : some-
worried by a problem that you
The best option is to run off. body who stops being a friend
do not know what to do next; to
be puzzled 79. (4) to have something up one’s when you are in trouble
l I’ve tried every possible source sleeves : to keep a plan or an idea l I had a lot of money and I knew
but without success, and now secret until you need to use it a lot of people, but most of them
I’m at my wits, end. l I have something up my sleeve turned out to be fair-weather
The best option is to get puz- that will solve all your problems. friends.
zled The best option is having a se- The best option is a friend who
72. (1) to take someone to task : cret plan. deserts you in difficulties.
to criticize somebody strongly 80. (3) to end in smoke : efforts that 87. (4) to die in harness : to die at
for something he has done come to nothing or are useless one’s work