826. (3) keep body and soul together: 833. (1) am angry Look at the sentence :
stay alive especially in difficult have a bo ne to pick with The promises made by the
circumstances; to have just somebody : to be angry with politicians are all moonshines.
enough to sustain. somebody about something 847. (4) slowly
Here, to have just enough to 834. (4) None of these At a snail’s pace = very slowly.
sustain is the right option. flog a dead horse : to waste your Look at the sentence :
Look at the sentence : effort by trying to do something He won the game at snail’s pace.
l Do you think a man can keep that is no longer possible. 848. (3) Pay a visit
body and soul together by 835. (2) cheated Call on = to visit someone.
selling coconuts? 836. (3) perplexed Look at the sentence :
827. (3) will–o–the–wisp : a thing that at sea : confused and not Part of my job was to go out and
is impossible to obtain; a person knowing what to do. call on farmers.
that you cannot depend on. 837. (2) detachment and seclusion 849. (1) to make peace
Here, unreal imagining is the ivory tower : a situation where To bury the hatchet = to stop
right option. you are separated from the being unfriendly and become
Look at the sentence : problems and practical aspects friends again.
l To build a bridge across an
of normal life. 850. (4) To have a very good sale
ocean is like will -o-the wisp. 838. (4) reverie Selling like hot cakes = selling
828. (3) cloak and dagger : activities a brown study : a mood of deep quickly or in great numbers.
that are secret and mysterious, absorption or thought fulness. 851. (2) Unpunishement
sometimes in a way that people 839. (2) red handed : caught in the Scot-free = without receiving the
think is unnecessary or act of doing something wrong or punishment you deserve.
ridiculous. illegal. Look at the sentence :
840. (2) Smooth ruffled feathers = to They got off scot-free because of
Here, an activity that involves
make somebody feel less angry lack of evidence.
is the right option.
or offended. 852. (2) Emphasise
Look at the sentence :
Look at the sentence : Drive home = to make somebody
l Why can’t we be open about it ?
I spent the afternoon smoothing understand or accept something.
Do we really need all this cloak- ruffled feathers and trying to
and-dagger stuff ? 853. (1) End without any practical
convince people to give the talks result
829. (3) palm off : to persuade some- another chance.
To end in smoke = futile; end
body to accept something that 841. (4) Assume airs = to pretend with no practical result.
has no value; to dispose off with superiority
the intent to deceive. 854. (3) An ambiguous compliment
Look at the sentence : A left handed compliment = a
Here, to dispose off with the He is in the habit of assuming remark that seems to express
intent to deceive is the right airs in the p resence of hi s admiration but could also be
option. inlaws. understood as an insult.
Look at the sentence : 842. (2) Play truant = to stay away 855. (3) Enmity
l Make sure he doesn’t try to palm from school without permission. Bad blood = feelings of hatred
you off with faulty goods. 843. (1) Cannot be described or strong dislike; enmity.
830. (3) get the sack from : being Beggar description/belief = to Look at the sentence :
told by your employer that you be too extreme, shocking etc. to There is bad blood between two
can no longer continue working describe/believe. families.
for a company etc. usually Look at the sentence : 856. (4) To talk about irrelevant things
because of something that you The beauty of Kashmir beggars To beat about the bush = to talk
have done wrong. description. about something for a long time
Here, was dismissed from is the 844. (3) Be reluctant to act without coming to the main point.
right usage. Drag one’s feet/heels = to be 857. (2) First speech
831. (3) stimulates my appetite deli berately slo w in d oing Maiden speech = the first speech
mouth-watering : food looks or somethi ng or in maki ng a made by an MP in the parliaments
smells so good that you want to decision. of some countries.
eat it immediately; tempting 845. (3) Nurture an impossible hope 858. (3) An unwelcome intruder
832. (4) waching all his actions closely Hope against hope = to continue A cuckoo in the nest = an
breathe down somebody’s to hope for something although it unwelcome intruder in a place
neck: to watch closely what is very unlikely to happen. or situation.
somebody is doing in a way that 846. (2) far from reality Look at the sentence :
makes them feel anxious or All moonshine = silly talk; For Peter, his new father was a
annoyed. nonsense. cuckoo in the nest.