Sunday, April 5, 2015

Exercise 1: Idiom's & Phrase's for SSC CGL, CHSL, Bank Po GMAT Exams

In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase given in bold. Choose the alternatives which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase given in bold.

1 Q) Because of his misbehaviour, he is bound to face the music.
(1) get finished
(2) get reprimanded
(3) feel sorry
(4) listen to the music
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2 Q) By opposing his proposal he fell foul of him.
(1) quarrel with
(2) felt annoyed with
(3) agreed with
(4) got into trouble with
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3 Q) For his alleged involvement in espionage, he is under a cloud these days.
(1) experiencing cloudy weather
(2) enjoying favourable luck
(3) under suspicion
(4) under observation
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4 Q) He was all at sea when he began his new Job.
(1) happy
(2) Sad
(3) puzzled
(4) triumphant
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5 Q) The new manager thought that he would give employees enough rope for the first six months after which he would check the work done himself.
(1) many directives and orders
(2) sufficient advice
(3) all the material they needed
(4) enough freedom for action
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6 Q) The sweeping statement by the boss left the conscientious workers disgusted.
(1) rash statement
(2) unpremeditated statement
(3) thoughtless statement
(4) generalised statement
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7 Q) The working of the factory was distrupted on account of a token strike by the workers.
(1) total strike
(2) carefully planned strike
(3) short strike held as a warning
(4) sudden call of strike
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8 Q) Those who work by fits and starts seldom show good results.
(1) rarely
(2) disinterestedly
(3) irregularly
(4) regularly
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9 Q) We have appealed to him again and again: there is no use flogging a dead horse now.
(1) repeating our request
(2) making him see reason
(3) beating about the bush
(4) wasting time in useless effort
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10 Q) We shouldn’t look down upon the wretched of the earth.
(1) sympathise with
(2) hate intensely
(3) be indifferent to
(4) regard with contempt
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