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Idioms/Phrases Objective Question with Answer |Part-1|

General English: Idioms/Phrases

Idioms / Phrases English Aptitude Proverbs – English vocabulary Verbal Ability : You will be given four alternative meaning of an idiom or phrase or proverbs, out of which you need to select the most appropriate one. MCQs on proverbs or idioms / phrases are very useful for verbal ability section questions and important for preparation of many competitive section. Practicing this section carefully will make you confident in Descriptive English paper also.

1. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Raise the bar
  (1) To raise the price
  (2) To grow taller
  (3) To set higher goals
  (4) To win a competition
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) To set higher goals


2. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Bang for the buck
  (1) More value for money
  (2) Less value for money
  (3) Dash against something
  (4) A sorrowful heart
CORRECT ANSWER

(1) More value for money


3. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
To walk on air
  (1) To feel very depressed
  (2) To be very happy
  (3) To be very rich
  (4) To be completely free
CORRECT ANSWER

(2) To be very happy


4. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
To take a chill pill
  (1) To ask a doctor for medication
  (2) To calm down
  (3) To drink cold water
  (4) To gulp a tablet for a cold
CORRECT ANSWER

(2) To calm down


5. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Want to curl up and die
  (1) Too tired from physical labour
  (2) Want to die comfortably
  (3) Unable to sleep well
  (4) Feel terribly ashamed and sorry
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) Feel terribly ashamed and sorry


6. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Be at a loss for words
  (1) Not know what to say
  (2) Not aware of the language
  (3) Habituated to using difficult words
  (4) Lost the urge to speak

CORRECT ANSWER

(1) Not know what to say


7. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
To cut a long story short
  (1) Like to tell short stories
  (2) Like to tell long stories
  (3) Tell something in a roundabout way
  (4) Tell something briefly
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) Tell something briefly


8. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Full of beans
  (1) A storeroom full of vegetables
  (2) A dish made of French beans
  (3) Full of energy
  (4) Full of cowardice
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) Full of energy


9. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
To the nines
  (1) To great depths
  (2) To perfection
  (3) To be exalted
  (4) To be jealous
CORRECT ANSWER

(2) To perfection


10. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
Apple of one’s eye
  (1) Someone who plays all sports
  (2) Someone who behaves courteously
  (3) Someone very precious or dear
  (4) Someone with great respect

CORRECT ANSWER

(3) Someone very precious or dear


11. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
At the eleventh hour
  (1) At 11:00 p.m.
  (2) One hour before midnight
  (3) At the very last minute
  (4) At 11:00 a.m.
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) At the very last minute


12. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
A storm in a teacup
  (1) A sudden storm during teatime
  (2) Lot of fuss that will soon be forgotten
  (3) Unnecessary tension
  (4) Disarranging the cutlery
CORRECT ANSWER

(2) Lot of fuss that will soon be forgotten


13. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Herculean task
  (1) A job that only weak people are assigned
  (2) A job that requires a lot of talking and information
  (3) A job that requires a large amount of physical strength
  (4) A job that makes everyone feel proud
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) A job that requires a large amount of physical strength


14. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Pipe dream
  (1) A dream or idea that is unlikely to happen
  (2) A dream or idea that is nearly accomplished
  (3) A dream or idea that is loudly proclaimed
  (4) A dream or idea that keeps getting repeated
CORRECT ANSWER

(1) A dream or idea that is unlikely to happen


15. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Spick and span
  (1) Fast and efficient
  (2) Far and near
  (3) Neat and clean
  (4) Noisy and loud
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) Neat and clean


16. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Go easy on something
  (1) Fill one’s plate easily
  (2) Eat slowly and liberally
  (3) Use only a small amount of
  (4) Take as much as one wants
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) Use only a small amount of


17. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
Pat on the back
  (1) Friendly tap to push someone
  (2) Mild form of disapproval or blame
  (3) Praise or approval for doing something good
  (4) Good massage for aches and pains
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) Praise or approval for doing something good


18. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
Wild goose chase
  (1) A worthless hunt or chase
  (2) A safari to spot rare animals
  (3) A long search for hidden prey
  (4) Going to watch uncommon birds
CORRECT ANSWER

(1) A worthless hunt or chase


19. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
A kick in the teeth
  (1) Severe toothache
  (2) Hitting someone hard
  (3) A grave setback
  (4) Removing tooth cavities
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) A grave setback


20. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
A stumbling block
  (1) Removing stones on the way
  (2) Skipping over a hurdle
  (3) Putting stones along the way
  (4) An obstacle to progress
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) An obstacle to progress


21. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
A live wire
  (1) A very active or energetic person
  (2) An influential and powerful person
  (3) A dangerous and evil person
  (4) An angry and bad-tempered person
CORRECT ANSWER

(1) A very active or energetic person


22. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
Lion’s share
  (1) The part that must be left for the guests in a party
  (2) The strongest and richest partner in a group
  (3) The greatest and most desirable portion of something
  (4) The sound produced by a lion when it is attacking a prey
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) The greatest and most desirable portion of something


23. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Sit on the fence
  (1) Create conflicts
  (2) Avoid making a decision
  (3) Protect something
  (4) Poke fun at people
CORRECT ANSWER

(2) Avoid making a decision


24. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Fair and square
  (1) Beautiful in appearance
  (2) According to the rules
  (3) By any means available
  (4) Calm and quiet
CORRECT ANSWER

(2) According to the rules


25. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Tide someone over
  (1) Get a boat ready to cross a river or water body
  (2) Ask someone for financial assistance
  (3) Complete a voyage successfully
  (4) Give temporary help, usually financial
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) Give temporary help, usually financial


26. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
A bad egg
  (1) Someone who doesn’t like eggs
  (2) Someone who likes to break eggs
  (3) Someone who regularly makes mistakes
  (4) Someone who is dishonest and unreliable
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) Someone who is dishonest and unreliable


27. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
To get the ball rolling
  (1) To play a ball game well
  (2) To keep working until late
  (3) To begin a process
  (4) To match an opponent
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) To begin a process


28. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
To pay lip service
  (1) To talk out of turn
  (2) To make loud statements
  (3) To ask for permission
  (4) To be insincere
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) To be insincere


29. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Through thick and thin
  (1) With all kinds of people
  (2) With humility
  (3) With ego and pride
  (4) Under all conditions
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) Under all conditions


30. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
On the horizon
  (1) The successful beginning of a business venture
  (2) An event that is likely to end soon
  (3) A plan for the distant future
  (4) An event that is likely to happen soon
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) An event that is likely to happen soon


31. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
On cloud nine
  (1) Extremely happy
  (2) Flying with a parachute
  (3) Extremely sad
  (4) Frequently flying by air
CORRECT ANSWER

(1) Extremely happy


32. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Draw the line at something
  (1) Agreeing to an idea
  (2) Coming to a conclusion
  (3) Accept something up to a particular point
  (4) Making pencil sketches
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) Accept something up to a particular point


33. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
To be light years away
  (1) When something seems like it is about to happen in the near future
  (2) An extremely long time from now in the past or future
  (3) An unlikely event that happened suddenly
  (4) To be too distant for human beings to reach
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) To be too distant for human beings to reach


34. Select the most appropriate meaning of the following idiom/phrase.
A fish out of water
  (1) Feel uncomfortable in unfamiliar surroundings
  (2) Feel like going to an unfamiliar and new place
  (3) Feel comfortable in any kind of place
  (4) Feel as if you are unable to breathe
CORRECT ANSWER

(1) Feel uncomfortable in unfamiliar surroundings


35. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
On edge
  (1) Playing a tiring game
  (2) Keeping things safely
  (3) Nervous and unable to relax
  (4) Doing exercises regularly
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) Nervous and unable to relax


36. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
A square deal
  (1) An unfair agreement
  (2) A fair agreement
  (3) A nice decoration
  (4) A dishonest transaction
CORRECT ANSWER

(2) A fair agreement


37. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
The gift of the gab
  (1) Used to grabbing others’ gifts
  (2) Talks well and persuasively
  (3) Writes very well
  (4) Loves to give gifts
CORRECT ANSWER

(2) Talks well and persuasively


38. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Feel at sea
  (1) Feel seasick
  (2) Feel angry
  (3) Feel comfortable while travelling by water
  (4) Feel lost or confused
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) Feel lost or confused


39. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Twiddling one’s thumbs
  (1) Feeling hungry
  (2) Feeling angry
  (3) Feeling bored
  (4) Feeling sad
CORRECT ANSWER

(3) Feeling bored


40. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Out of the blue
  (1) Loves to wear only blue colour clothes
  (2) Beat someone black and blue
  (3) Completely honestly
  (4) Completely unexpectedly
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) Completely unexpectedly


41. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
To fight tooth and nail
  (1) To silently leave the scene of battle
  (2) To use unusual weapons to fight
  (3) To keep the enemy guessing about the weapons used
  (4) To fight or compete with great ferocity and intensity
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) To fight or compete with great ferocity and intensity


42. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
To fan the flames
  (1) To cool the situation
  (2) To make a bad situation worse
  (3) To resolve the issue amicably
  (4) To call for help to solve an issue
CORRECT ANSWER

(2) To make a bad situation worse


43. Select the appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
A hard nut to crack
  (1) Not restrained
  (2) Easily encouraged
  (3) Easily disappointed
  (4) A difficult problem
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) A difficult problem


44. Select the appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
To take French leave
  (1) Leave without any intimation
  (2) Welcome the host
  (3) Acknowledge the host
  (4) Leave with written permission
CORRECT ANSWER

(1) Leave without any intimation


45. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
On shank’s mare
  (1) On an elephant
  (2) On a lion
  (3) On a bicycle
  (4) On foot
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) On foot


46. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
A snake in the grass
  (1) A well-wisher
  (2) Difficult to find
  (3) A good friend
  (4) A secret enemy
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) A secret enemy


47. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Blow one’s own trumpet
  (1) Follow others
  (2) Praise oneself
  (3) Condemn others
  (4) Be self-reliant
CORRECT ANSWER

(2) Praise oneself


48. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Spill the beans
  (1) Perform magic
  (2) Work hard
  (3) Waste money
  (4) Give away a secret
CORRECT ANSWER

(4) Give away a secret


49. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Back to square one
  (1) Neglect something
  (2) Come to the original point
  (3) Draw a square
  (4) Move ahead
CORRECT ANSWER

(2) Come to the original point


50. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Dead heat
  (1) Close contest that ends in a tie
  (2) Strong opposition to one’s ideas
  (3) A deadly blast of hot air
  (4) A strong heat wave
CORRECT ANSWER

(1) Close contest that ends in a tie


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