l She was tired and out of sorts 663. (3) a man of letters : a man who The best option is amused the
by the time she arrived home. is devoted to literary/scholarly audience greatly
The best option is not well. pursuits. 672. (4) chapter and verse : the ex-
655. (1) to keep the wolf away from l A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was a man act details of something, espe-
the door : to have enough mon- of letters. cially by the exact place where
ey to avoid going hungry; to stop The best option is a literary per- particular information may be
somebody feeling hungry. son found.
l I don‘t make a lot of money, just 664. (3) take fancy : to attract or l I can’t give chapter and verse,
enough to keep the wolf from please somebody; to start liking but that’s the rough outline of our
the door. somebody/something often with- legal position.
The best option is to keep off out an obvious reason. The best option is provided
starvation. l She’s got enough money to buy minute details
656. (1) a vexed question : a prob- whatever takes her fancy. 673. (3) a dog in the manger : a per-
lem that is difficult to deal with ; The best option is developed lik- son who stops other people from
thorny. ing for enjoying what he or she cannot
l The conference spent days dis- 665. (3) carry out : to do and com- use or does not want.
cussing the vexed question of plete a task. l Stop being such a dog in the
border controls. l Extensive tests have been car- manger and let your sister ride
The best option is controversial ried out on the patient. your bike if you’re not using it
657. (2) a golden mean : a course of The best option is complete The best option is selfish
action that is not extreme. something 674. (2) vote with your feet : to show
l The importance of the golden 666. (4) beat about the bush : to talk what you think about something
mean is that it re–affirms the about something for a long time by going or not going some-
balance needed in life. without coming to the main where.
The best option is middle course point. l Shoppers voted with their feet
between two extremes. l Stop beating about the bush and avoided the store.
658. (3) clean hands : not offensive; and tell me what you want. The best option is show their
not doing anything immoral. The best option is does not talk disapproval
l I’m clean hands, so I’m not afraid specifically. 675. (3) throw up cards : to give in ;
of appearing before the judge. 667. (3) part and parcel : an essen- to confess defeat
The best option is innocent tial part; an important part. l Things looked black for her, but
659. (3) get on somebody’s nerves : she did not intend to throw up
to annoy somebody l Keeping the accounts is part and the cards on that account.
l It really gets on my nerves parcel of something. The best option is gave up my
when people hang up without The best option is important part plans
leaving a message. 668. (3) kith and Kin : friends and 676. (4) feather your nest : to make
The best option is annoys me. relatives. yourself richer, especially by
660. (4) catch time by the forelock l I sent cards to my kith and kin, spending money on yourself that
(Id.) : not slip an opportunity ; act inviting them on my 25th Anni- should be spent on something
quickly and decisively versary. else.
l Wise men catch time by the The best option is relatives. l Raju’s many profitable consult-
forelock. 669. (4) telling : showing effectively; ing assignments enabled him to
The best option is seize oppor- having strong effect. feather his nest quite comfort-
l His sleepless nights are telling
661. (1) a shot in the arm : something upon his performance. The best option is provide for
that gives encouragement his own needs
The best option is affecting
The opening of a new research 677. (4) a chip off the old block : a
l 670. (4) give somebody/something
centre will give a much-needed person who is very similar to
a wide berth : to not go too near
shot in the arm. their mother or father in the way
somebody/ something; to avoid
they look or behave.
The best option is something somebody/something
l She enj oys bossi ng p eop l e
that gives encouragement l He gave the dog a wide berth.
around just like her mother used
662. (4) horse sense : basic common The best option is to stay away to do - she’s a real chip off the
sense; ordinary practical knowl- from old block!
edge of the best way to deal with 671. (2) bring the house down : to The best option is someone sim-
people and situations. make everyone laugh or cheer, ilar in character to one’s father.
l He is not a scholar but has a lot especially at a performance in 678. (1) an arm-chair critic : know-
of horse sense. the theatre. ing about a subject through
The best option is basic com- She really brought down the
l books and television, rather than
mon sense house with her comedy. by doing it for yourself.