l The manager took exception to 378. (2) as hard as a nail : to show 388. (2) weal and woe : happiness
the statement about having only no sympathy, kindness or fear and misery
three employees. l She’ll be a good business wom- l Weal and woe come in every-
The best option is objected. an; she’s as hard as a nail. body’s life. One should learn to
370. (2) turn a deaf ear : refuse to The best option is emotionless. live with them.
pay attention 379. (2) under a cloud : being sub- The best option is joys and sor-
l Sheela turned a deaf ear to our ject to suspicion ; a state of dis- rows.
pleadings. grace 389. (1) water under the bridge :
The best option is refused to l As he behaved in an abnormal something that happeaned in the
obey. way, his activites were under a past and is now forgotten or no
371. (4) live from hand to mouth : cloud. longer important
to spend all the money you earn The best option is in disgrace. l In order to have peace of mind
on basic needs such as food 380. (4) in a pickle : in a difficult or we should let water under the
without being able to save any unpleasant situation bridge pass.
money l I was in a pickle, when I missed The best option is something I
l When I had no job, we had to my flight to Canada. cannot change.
live from hand to mouth. The best option is in an embar- 390. (2) stick to my guns : to refuse
The best option is miserably. rassing or awkward situation. to change your mind about some-
372. (3) no hard and fast : fixed 381. (3) got on well : had a friendly thing even when other people are
l We have no hard and fast rules relationship trying to persuade you that you
for this procedure. l She doesn’t get on well with her
The best option is fixed. room – mate. l I’ll stick to my guns in this mat-
373. (1) hold your tongue : to say The best option is had a friend- ter.
nothing although you would like ly relationship. The best option is hold on to
to give your opinion 382. (3) slip off : to leave quiely my decision.
l You’ve said enough. Now, hold l They slipped off and no one saw 391. (1) out of hand : out of control;
your tongue. them leave. at once; immediately ; complete-
The best option is be silent. The best option is leave quiet- ly
374. (3) cut your coat according to ly. l The second surgeon rejected the
your cloth : to do only what you 383. (2) looking forward to : to be doctor’s treatment plan out of
have enough money to do and thinking with pleasure about hand.
no more something that is going to hap- The best option is completely.
l We can’t afford a vacation pen 392. (4) the salt of the earth : very
abroad; we have to cut our coat l I’m really looking forward to good and honest; kind
according to our cloth. your visit next week. l Farmers are described as the
The best option is live within The best option is expecting with salt of the earth, particularly
your means. pleasure. when their products are needed
375. (4) broke down : to lose control 384. (1) rides the high horse : be- to feed the army.
of your feelings and start crying haves in a way that shows that The best option is kind.
l When she heard the news of her he feels he is better than other 393. (2) talking through the hat : to
husband’s accident, she broke people talk nonsense
down and could not be con- l She is riding the high horse be-
l He was talking through his hat
vinced. cause of her father’s recent suc-
when he described the ship-
The best option is cried. cess in the business.
376. (4) lays out : to spend money; The best option is superior.
The best option is talking non-
fork out 385. (3) rack and ruin : to get into a
l The rich couple laid out a for- bad condition
394. (2) saw through : to realize the
tune on jewellery for the wed- l The lovely old house on the cor-
truth about somebody/some-
ding. ner is going to rack and ruin.
The best option is spends. The best option is destroyed
l You can’t fool me any more. I can
377. (1) allowed a free hand : to get/ 386. (3) to take to task : punish
see through you and all your
have an opportunity to do what l The teacher took Shalu to task
you want to do and to make your for her misbehaviour.
own decisions The best option is detected.
The best option is punish.
l He was allowed a free hand in 387. (2) iron will : a feeling of strong 395. (2) has a bee in her bonnet : to
the project and he accomplished determination think or talk about something all
it very well. the time and to think that it is
l One must have an iron will.
The best option is complete lib- very important; that is not nor-
The best option is strong deter-
erty. mal; an obsession