English Idioms and Phrases : All SSC Exams Previous Years Objective Solved Questions Set 3

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Q.1:- You have to read between the lines to understand most of the symbolic writing.

  1. Read again and again
  2. Understand the hidden meaning
  3. Know the symbols
  4. Look for many meanings

Q.2:- 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

Q.3:- His failure at the election has been a sore point with him for long time.

  1. Something which hurts
  2. Something that brings fear to
  3. Something memorable for
  4. Something pleasurable to

Q.4:- to face the music

  1. To be greeted rudely
  2. To be offered warm hospitality
  3. To enjoy a music programme
  4. To bear the consequences

Q.5:- My close friend got the sack from his first job recently.

  1. Resigned
  2. Got rid of
  3. Was demoted from
  4. Was dismissed from

Q.6:- His position in the company was on the brink of disaster.

  1. At the top of
  2. At the point of
  3. On the side of
  4. On the back of

Q.7:- He is always praised for his gift of the gab.

  1. Being lucky
  2. Getting something free
  3. Talent for speaking
  4. Great skill

Q.8:- I was so disappointed when my close friend left me in the lurch.

  1. Went away without waiting for me
  2. Helped me in difficult times
  3. Abandoned me when I needed help
  4. Stopped helping me in emergency

Q.9:- hand in glove

  1. In close relationship
  2. Non-cooperative
  3. Critical
  4. On bad terms

Q.10:- He spoke well though it was his maiden speech.

  1. Long speech
  2. Brief speech
  3. First speech
  4. Emotional speech
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Q.11:- My parents want me to study science, but I will stick to my guns and graduate in Economics.

  1. Prefer to disobey them
  2. Hold on to my decision
  3. Refuse to listen to them
  4. Show them that they are wrong

Q.12:- Some people have the habit of working by fits and starts.

  1. Very seriously
  2. Excitedly
  3. Consistently
  4. Irregularly

Q.13:- I am looking forward to her arrival.

  1. Afraid of
  2. Expecting with pleasure
  3. Expecting
  4. Confident of

Q.14:- Turn up

  1. Twist
  2. Appear
  3. Curt
  4. Wind

Q.15:- a hard nut to crack

  1. A foolish search
  2. A difficult problem
  3. An easy question
  4. Expensive thing

Q.16:- Her mother saw through the excuse she gave.

  1. Revealed
  2. Detected
  3. Viewed
  4. Hacked

Q.17:- The manager dismissed the proposal out of hand and said that it was not at all practical.

  1. Completely
  2. Directly
  3. Simply
  4. Quickly

Q.18:- Rides the high horse

  1. Superior
  2. Went on a vacation
  3. Started gambling
  4. Bought a horse

Q.19:- I expected my friends to stand by me.

  1. Energise
  2. Support
  3. Accompany
  4. Release

Q.20:- Please hold your tongue in this matter, otherwise you will repent.

  1. Be silent
  2. Give advice
  3. Defend
  4. Argue

Q.21:- A lame excuse

  1. Unsatisfactory explanation
  2. Good explanation
  3. Useless talk
  4. Ill feelings

Q.22:- The police smelt the rat behind the death of the girl.

  1. Got very much confused
  2. Identified the cause of death
  3. Suspected that something is fishy
  4. Jumped to the conclusion

Q.23:- The man changed colours when I questioned him on the allocation of funds.

  1. Got numbed
  2. Turned happy
  3. Got motivated
  4. Turned pale

Q.24:- The prices are going up by leaps and bounds.

  1. Gradually
  2. Irregularly
  3. Rapidly
  4. Systematically
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Q.25:- I felt a fish out of water among the lawyers.

  1. Special
  2. Happy
  3. Uncomfortable
  4. Proud


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