Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Exercise 10: Idioms & Phrases in English- for SSC CGL, CHSL, Bank Po, UPSC & GMAT Exams

91 Q) The student is on the verge of breakdown.
(1) on the brink of
(2) at the outset of
(3) in the midst of
(4) at the risk of
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92 Q) My repeated attempts to get refund from the civic authorities were of no avail.
(1) unsuccessful
(2) postponed
(3) useless
(4) delayed
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93 Q) He was progressing by leaps and bounds because of his hardwork,
(1) rapidly
(2) slowly
(3) peacefully
(4) strongly
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94 Q) To emerge out of thin air means to
(1) appear suddenly
(2) descend gradually
(3) fall down quickly
(4) enter from space
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95 Q) The news of the accident came as a bolt from the blue
(1) something unexpected
(2) something unpleasant
(3) something horrible
(4) something unexpected and unpleasant
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96 Q) The story of the train accident as narrated by one of the survivors made my flesh creep.
(1) thrilled me
(2) horrified me
(3) excited me
(4) frightened me
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97 Q) He has resigned his job and burnt his boats so far as government service is concerned.
(1) felt dejected
(2) blasted his hopes
(3) ruined himself
(4) left no means of retreat
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98 Q) He cannot hold a candle to his elder brother.
(1) equal to
(2) not as clever as
(3) cannot be compared to
(4) duller than
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99 Q) The question of higher membership fees was brought up at the last meeting.
(1) discussed at great length
(2) introduced for discussion
(3) criticised vehemently
(4) vaguely referred to
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100 Q) His arguments cut no ice with me.
(1) had no influence on me
(2) did not hurt me
(3) did not benefit me
(4) did not make me proud
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