450. (2) in apple pie order : in com- The best option is an easy l She always remains sick. She has
plete order; in perfect order achievement. to visit the doctor off and on.
l I always put my table in apple 458. (1) feel his pulse : to find what The best option is often.
pie order before leaving. one is thinking on some point 467. (1) give and take : wilingness in
The best option is in perfect or- l The exit polls feel the pulse of a relationship to accept what
der. the voters. somebody else wants and gives
451. (3) a closed book : a person that The best option is find his views. up some of what you want
you know nothing about 459. (1) taken to task : punished l Every contract involves some
l I can’t figure her out; she’s a l The teacher took Shalu to task give and take.
closed book to me. for her misbehaviour. The best option is adjustment.
The best option is a mystery. The best option is get, an offi- 468. (2) bad hats : someone who de-
452. (3) a month of Sundays : used cial reprimand liberately stirs up trouble
to emphasize that something will l He is a bad hat; he always cre-
460. (4) have something up your
never happen; a long time ates problems for others.
sleeve : to keep a plan or an idea
l It will take you a month of Sun- secret until you need to use it The best option is people of bad
days to complete the book. character.
l I have something up my sleeve
469. (2) ice-breaking :
The best option is a long time. that will solve all your problems.
l same as "break the ice" start in-
453. (4) let sleeping dogs lie : to The best option is have an al-
troduction. There should be
avoid mentioning a subject or ternative plan. someone who will break the ice
something that happened in the 461. (1) ruled the roost : to be the at any social gathering
past, in order to avoid any prob- most powerful member of a The best option is starting con-
lems/arguments group; to be the manager versation.
l I know I should report the acci- Our new office manager really
l 470. (4) chickened out : to decide
dent but I rather let the sleep- rules the roost. not to do something because you
ing dogs lie.
The best option is exercised au- are afraid
The best option is do not bring thority. l Gaurav chickened out of the
up an old controversial issue. plan at the last minute.
462. (1) eat humble pie : to say and
454. (3) be born with a silver spoon show that you are sorry for a The best option is withdrew.
in the mouth : having rich par- mistake committed by you 471. (4) to make do : to manage
l The producers of the advertise- l You’ll have to make do with less
l Most of the students in the ex- money next year.
ment had to eat humble pie for
clusive Public schools are born mis representing the facts. The best option is manage.
with silver spoons in their
The best option is he had to yield 472. (1) donkey’s years : a very long
The best option is be born in a I haven’t seen her in donkey’s
463. (4) broke down : cried l
rich family. years.
l When she heard the news of her
455. (2) a man of straw : without sub- The best option is a long time.
husband’s accident, she broke
stantial means; a person who is 473. (1) wet behind the ears : young
down and could not be convinced.
weak and easy to defeat ; a per- and inexperienced
son of little substance The best option is wept bitterly.
l Chandu is too young to take on
l Compared to their predecessors,
464. (4) throw dust into my eyes :
a job. He is still wet behind the
the country’s leaders seem to be to mislead; to deceive
men of straw. l The governor’s secretary threw
The best option is young and
The best option is a man of no dust in his eyes by misleading inexperienced.
substance him with wrong information.
474. (2) keeps an open house : to give
456. (1) not to look a gift horse in The best option is to mislead or entertainment to all visitors at
the mouth : not to refuse or crit- confuse me. any time.
icize something that is given to 465. (2) a man of straw : without sub- l They keep an open house for art-
you for nothing stantial means; a person who is ists and writers.
l Never look a gift horse in the weak and easy to defeat ; a per- The best option is welcomes all
mouth. son of little substance members.
The best option is not to find l Compared to their predecessors, 475. (3) cordoned off : to stop peo-
fault with the fifts received. the country’s leaders seem to be ple from getting into an area by
457. (3) a cake walk : something that men of straw. surrounding it with police, sol-
is extremely easy to do The best option is a man of no diers, etc.
l She has been running marathons
substance l The police cordoned off the
for years now. So this 5 km-run 466. (2) off and on : from time to scene of crime.
will be a cake walk for her. time; now and again The best option is isolated.