English Idioms and Phrases : All SSC Exams Previous Years Objective Solved Questions Set 4

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Q.1:- The die is cast and nothing can be done now.

  1. The game has been played
  2. There has been a failure
  3. The effect has worn out
  4. The decision has been taken

Q.2:- Scientific knowledge is no longer a closed book in this 21st century.

  1. An unopened book
  2. A covered book
  3. A mystery
  4. A mysterious book

Q.3:- took to her heels

  1. Bend down
  2. Ran off
  3. Kicked off her shoes
  4. Rubbed her heels

Q.4:- The issues were settle in court, but after a few days it was back to square one.

  1. To return to the starting point
  2. To run to the first square
  3. To start and return
  4. To come to a stop

Q.5:- to get wind

  1. To forget
  2. Come to know
  3. To tell
  4. To fly

Q.6:- at a loss

  1. Expert
  2. Unable
  3. Able
  4. Defeat

Q.7:- to pass away

  1. To ignore
  2. Walk past
  3. Die
  4. Revise

Q.8:- He took a leap in the dark with his latest investment in stocks.

  1. Took a risk
  2. Was hesitant
  3. Was confused
  4. Was cocksure

Q.9:- He promised to look into the matter.

  1. To investigate
  2. To question
  3. To peer closely at
  4. To take care of

Q.10:- The mother always insists on keeping the house spick and span.

  1. Locked
  2. Safe
  3. Tidy
  4. Open

Q.11:- Acquiring a job is a cakewalk for a student who has good academic performance coupled with good attitude.

  1. A difficult achievement
  2. A walkaway made with cakes
  3. An easy achievement
  4. Walk away with a cake

Q.12:- He stopped at the bar to wet his whistle.

  1. Have a nap
  2. Be happy
  3. Have a problem
  4. Have a drink

Q.13:- I tried to feel his pulse on the issue, but in vain.

  1. Find his views
  2. Enlighten him
  3. Argue with him
  4. Guide him
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Q.14:- There is no cut and dried method for doing this.

  1. Simple
  2. Honest
  3. Readymade
  4. Understandable

Q.15:- The sailors nailed their colours to their mast.

  1. Put up a colourful mast
  2. Refused to climb down
  3. Took over the ship
  4. Decided to abandon the ship

Q.16:- Indians are going places in the field of software technology.

  1. Going abroad
  2. Going to spaces
  3. Talented and successful
  4. Friendly and amicable

Q.17:- I have recently changed my job and I am going to have teething problems.

  1. Difficulties at the start
  2. Difficulties at the end
  3. Difficulties all the time
  4. Problem with my teeth

Q.18:- People like her, who are salt of the earth, are very difficult to find.

  1. Dedicated to better the world
  2. Good, honest and ideal
  3. Extraordinary
  4. One with the common folk

Q.19:- Suddenly the man blacked out during the parade and had to be helped to a quiet place.

  1. Lost temper
  2. Lost control over himself
  3. Lost consciousness
  4. Lost balance

Q.20:- If you read between the lines, you will appreciate what he writes.

  1. Can read leaving lines in between
  2. Can read a lot quicker
  3. Know what the writer thinks
  4. Can read and write in the language

Q.21:- Who will believe, your cock and bull story ?

  1. Ambiguous story
  2. Authentic story
  3. Absurd story
  4. Common story

Q.22:- I threw up my cards for want of funds.

  1. Put my whole income at stake
  2. Looked out for help
  3. Gave up my plan
  4. Gambled all my money
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Q.23:- He was punished for taking French leave.

  1. Being absent without permission
  2. Leaving without intimation
  3. Giving lame excuse
  4. Resigning without giving notice

Q.24:- Our parents allowed us to watch films once in a blue moon.

  1. Rarely
  2. Secretly
  3. Forever
  4. Everywhere

Q.25:- to pick holes

  1. To find some reason to quarrel
  2. To criticise someone
  3. To cut some part of an item
  4. To destroy something


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