English Idioms and Phrases : All SSC Exams Previous Years Objective Solved Questions Set 5

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Q.1:- My kith and kin congratulated me on my brilliant success.

  1. Niece and nephew
  2. Father and mother
  3. Relatives
  4. Colleagues

Q.2:- I have a feeling in my gut that her husband is cheating her.

  1. Strong instinct
  2. Slight hint
  3. Lot of proof
  4. Strong fear

Q.3:- I shall always remember my alma mater with gratitude.

  1. Institution where I got education
  2. Teacher who inspired me
  3. Mother’s loving care
  4. Kindergarten days

Q.4:- The day the new product was launched, people made a beeline to purchase it.

  1. Went online
  2. Rushed
  3. Were doubtful
  4. Refused

Q.5:- As soon as the police arrived, the bank robbers showed the white flag.

  1. Calmly left the scene
  2. Surrendered
  3. Ran away
  4. Were incensed

Q.6:- To hail from

  1. Call
  2. Receive
  3. Come from
  4. Arrive

Q.7:- She has a bee in her bonnet and can say anything.

  1. Is a crazy person
  2. Is an obsessed person
  3. Is a foolish person
  4. Is a proud person

Q.8:- Going abroad for a holiday was out of the question.

  1. Undesirable
  2. Impossible
  3. Unpleasant
  4. Irresistible

Q.9:- He put across his ideas to the Minister.

  1. Made available
  2. Effectively conveyed
  3. Strongly expressed
  4. Laid aside

Q.10:- In a nutshell

  1. Angrily
  2. Casually
  3. Writing
  4. Brief

Q.11:- to foam at one’s mouth

  1. To brush properly
  2. To get very angry
  3. To salivate on seeing food
  4. None of the above

Q.12:- Mary broke a dining-room window and had to face the music when her father got home.

  1. Listen carefully
  2. Ask a lot of questions
  3. Listen to music
  4. Accept the punishment

Q.13:- He handled the situation with an iron fist.

  1. Strictly
  2. Leniently
  3. Softly
  4. Wayward
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Q.14:- He made a few statements, but all were wide off the mark.

  1. Irrelevant
  2. Crucial
  3. Important
  4. Unreasonable

Q.15:- It poured cats & dogs

  1. Rained heavily
  2. Rained lightly
  3. Dazzled
  4. Hail storm

Q.16:- Was plain sailing

  1. Was very easy
  2. Was complicated
  3. Was competitive
  4. Was uncomfortable

Q.17:- There are no hard and fast rules that cannot be relaxed on such an occasion.

  1. That is difficult to solve
  2. That can be altered
  3. That is very quick
  4. That cannot be altered

Q.18:- To cut one short

  1. To love one
  2. To insult one
  3. To criticise one
  4. To interrupt one

Q.19:- Hold your horses for a moment while I make a phone call.

  1. Be patient
  2. Stay out
  3. Be quiet
  4. Wait

Q.20:- We must work with all our might and main, otherwise we cannot succeed.

  1. Full force
  2. Complete trust
  3. Exceptional skill
  4. Fully unity

Q.21:- We must draw the line somewhere.

  1. Put the screw on
  2. Fix a limit
  3. Aim at the sky
  4. Turn the tables

Q.22:- He knows how to break in horses.

  1. Rear
  2. Tend
  3. Train
  4. Force

Q.23:- The manager gave his assistant a piece of his mind.

  1. Suggestion
  2. Advice
  3. Gist
  4. Scolding

Q.24:- to grease the palm

  1. To rub oil on the hand
  2. To lubricate the machine parts
  3. To bribe
  4. To cut the tree

Q.25:- to win laurels

  1. To be victorious in a game
  2. To memorise
  3. To be disappointed
  4. To earn great prestige


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