313. (2) ran into : to meet by chance l We’ve been together through 330. (2) to feel like a fish out of wa-
l I ran into my school friend at thick and thin and we won’t hurt ter : to feel uncomfortable or
the park the other day. each other in future too. awkward because he/she is in
The best option is met acciden- The best option is under all cir- surroundings that are not famil-
tally. cumstances iar
314. (2) out of the question : impos- 322. (4) once in a blue moon : very l All the other children in the
sible or not allowed and there- rarely school were from rich families.
fore not worth discussing l You are seen only once in a blue So, she was feeling like a fish
moon. out of water.
l Starting all over again is just out
of the question. The best option is rarely. The best option is uncomfort-
323. (2) bury the hatchet : to stop able.
The best option is impossible.
being unfriendly and become 331. (4) at the eleventh hour : at the
315. (2) to eat a humble pie : to say
friends again last moment
and show that you are sorry for
a mistake that you made l Let’s stop arguing and bury the l She always revises for her ex-
hatchet. ams at the eleventh hour.
l The producers of the advertise-
ment had to eat humble pie for The best option is to make The best option is at the last
misrepresenting the facts.
324. (1) wears her heart on her 332. (2) to burn one’s fingers : to
The best option is to accept de-
sleeve : to allow your feelings to suffer as a result of doing some-
be seen by other people thing without realizing the pos-
316. (3) to break the ice : to say or
l As she wears her heart on her sible bad results, especially in
do something that makes people sleeve, it is easy to hurt her business
feel more relaxed, especially at feelings. l I’m staying away from risky
the beginning of a meeting
The best option is expresses her stocks; I’ve burnt my fingers.
l There should be someone who emotions freely.
will break the ice at any social The best option is to suffer fi-
325. (3) to talk him over : to discuss nancial losses.
gathering. something thoroughly, especial-
The best option is to start a con- 333. (4) to add fuel to fire : to wors-
ly in order to reach an agreement
versation. en a talk/conversation/argu-
or make a decision
ment; to incite
317. (3) not my cup of tea : not what l We talked them over to our point
l Shouting at a crying child just
somebody likes or is interested of view.
in adds fuel to fire.
The best option is convince.
l Baseball is not my cup of tea. 326. (2) wet behind the ears : young The best option is to incite
The best option is not what I like. and without experience; naive 334. (3) on the horns of a dilemma :
Chandu is too young to take on in a situation in which you have
318. (4) to have second thoughts : l
a job. He is still wet behind the to make a choice between things
to change your opinion after
ears. that are equally unpleasant
thinking about something again
The best option is inexperienced. l I didn’t know which dress to
l Some of the biggest companies
327. (2) kicked up a row : to com- choose; I’m on the horns of a
are having second thoughts
plain loudly about something dilemma.
about jumping into the Internet
access business (online business) l The food was so cold that dad The best option is in difficult sit-
kicked up a row and refused to uation.
The best option is to reconsid-
er. pay for it. 335. (4) died in harness : died while
The best option is made a great in service
319. (1) eat anyone’s salt : to be any-
one’s guest fuss. l My friend, Rashi, died in har-
328. (4) send him packing : to tell ness.
l When you are eating someone’s
somebody firmly or rudely to go The best option is died while
salt, you can help him around
l The owner caught his servant tak- 336. (1) ended in smoke : become
The best option is to be one’s
ing small things from the store. useless
guest. So, he sent him packing.
320. (3) come to grief : suffer l All his schemes ended in smoke.
The best option is terminate his
l In the end, he came to grief be- The best option is came to noth-
cause he did not follow instruc- ing.
329. (2) to foam at one’s mouth : to
tions. be very angry 337. (3) kicking his heels : to be re-
The best option is suffer. laxed and enjoy
l The court’s decision left the vic-
321. (2) through thick and thin : l She kicked her heels for hours
tim foaming at his mouth.
even when there are problems/ sitting on a branch in the park.
The best option is to get very
difficulties angry. The best option is wasting time.