Here, not to the point is the Look at the sentence : 801. (3) put two and two together :
right option l I had to go cap in hand to my to guess the truth from what you
Look at the sentence : parents again to ask for some see.
l Her answer is beside the mark, money. Here, reason logically is the
so she will not be given good 794. (1) in the blues : feelings of right option.
marks. sadness and depression. Look at the sentence :
788. (2) on ten ter hooks : v ery Here, cheerless and depressed l He’s inclined to put two and two
anxious or excited is the right option. together.
Here, in suspense and anxiety Look at the sentence : 802. (4) an axe to grind : to have
is the right option. l She went in the blues after the private reason for being involved
Look at the sentence : failure in the exam. in something.
l I have been on tenterhooks all 795. (4) straw in the wind : a small Here, have a selfish interest is
week waiting for the results. sign of what might happen in the the right option
789. (3) burn your boats/bridges : to near future. Look at the sentence :
do something that makes it Here, an indication of what l She had no axe to grind and was
imp ossible to return to the might happen is the right only acting out of concern for
previous situation later. option. their safety.
Here, do something that makes Look at the sentence : 803. (3) pick to pieces : to criticize
it impossible to return to the l There were straws in the wind somebody
previous situation is the right that suggested a strike was Here, analyse critically is the
option. likely. right option.
Look at the sentence : 796. (3) face the music : to accept Look at the sentence :
l Think c arefully bef ore you and deal with criticism or l You have just picked her to
resign-you don’t want to burn punishment for something you
pieces leave her alone !
your bridges/ boats. have done.
804. (3) wet behind the ears : young
790. (3) dressing- down (N.) : an Here, be punished is the right
and without much experience ;
occasion when somebody speaks option.
angrily to a person because they Look at the sentence :
Here, young and without much
have done something wrong. l The others all ran off, leaving me
experience is the right option.
Here, give a scolding is the right to face the music.
option. Look at the sentence :
797. (2) curry favour : to try to get
l He was still wet behind the ears,
Look at the sentence somebody to like or support you
by praising or helping. politically.
l I’m really late. I know my parents
will dress me down when I get Here, seek favourable attention 805. (2) under a cloud : If somebody
home. is the right option. is under a cloud, other people
Look at the sentence : think that they have done
791. (1) null and void : having no
something wrong and are
legal force; not valid l He’s always trying to carry
favour with the boss. suspi cious of them; under
Here, invalid is the right option.
Look at the sentence : 798. (3) to keep in abeyance : not
being used or being stopped for a Here, under suspicion is the
l The contract was declared null right option.
and void. period of time.
Here, in a state of suspension Look at the sentence :
792. (2) catch a tartar : to deal with
is the right option. l She resigned under a cloud.
someone o r something that
proves unex pectedl y Look at the sentence : 806. (4) get the sack : being told by
troublesome or powerful. l The law has b een ke pt i n your employer that you can no
abeyance. longer continue working for a
Here, to deal with a person
799. (4) to be in a fix : in a difficult company etc.; be dismissed.
who is more than one’s match
is the right option. situation ; mess. Here, be dismissed is the right
Look at the sentence : option
Look at the sentnece :
l We have got ourselves in a fix Look at the sentence :
l It looks like we caught a Tartar
when we tried to muscle their about this. l He got the sack when they
store out of the area. Here, in a difficult situation is found out that he’d lied about his
the right option. qualifications.
793. (4) go/come cap in hand : to
ask someone for money or help 800. (4) to break the ice : to say or 807. (1) to nip in the bud : to stop
in a polite way which makes you do something that makes people something when it has just
feel ashamed. feel more relaxed. begun.
Here, in a respectful manner is Here, made people relaxed and Here, to stop something at the
the right option. comfortable is the right option. start is the right option.