Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Exercise 6: Idioms & Phrases in English- for SSC CGL, CHSL, Bank Po, UPSC & GMAT Exams

51 Q) The watchdogs were asleep when the bulls ran riot.
(1) behaved cleverly
(2) acted without restraint
(3) wandered aimlessly
(4) had the best of time
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52 Q) In spite of the immense pressure exerted by the militants, the Government, has decided not to give in.
(1) accede
(2) yield
(3) oblige
(4) conform
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53 Q) The young and the old sat cheek by jowl in the large audience.
(1) very near
(2) very far
(3) tongue tied
(4) irritated
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54 Q) We wanted to keep the gift as a surprise for mother but my sister gave the game away.
(1) lost the game
(2) gave out the secret
(3) played badly
(4) withdrew from the game
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55 Q) I don't think the law will interfere with us as we are just trying to turn an honest penny.
(1) make a legitimate living
(2) make a good living
(3) have dealings in white money
(4) become more honest
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56 Q) A dark horse.
(1) an unforeseen competitor
(2) a black horse
(3) a nightmare
(4) an unknown person
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57 Q) To run across
(1) to have an appointed meeting
(2) to meet by chance
(3) to run in the playground
(4) to run very fast
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58 Q) To get one's own back
(1) to get one’s revenge
(2) to get control over someone
(3) to get one’s position back
(4) to get hold of someone
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59 Q) To steer clear of
(1) drive carefully
(2) avoid
(3) explain clearly
(4) escape
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60 Q) To beat a retreat
(1) to withdraw in defeat or humiliation
(2) to withdraw after scoring a victory
(3) to march back after a ceremonious parade
(4) to run away in fear
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