IDIOMS AND PHRASAL VERBS QUESTION 09
Directions: In the following qustions,four alternative are given for the Idiom/Phrase bold. Choose the alternative, which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/phrase.
1. To make clean breast of
(a) To gain prominence
(b) To praise oneself
(c) To confess without of reserve✅
(d) To destroy before it blooms
2. To keeps one’s temper
(a) To become hungry
(b) To be in good mood✅
(c) To preserve ones energy
(d) To be aloof from
3. To catch a tartar
(a) To trap wanted criminal with great difficulty
(b) To catch a dangerous person✅
(c) To meet with disaster
(d) To deal with a person who is more than one’s match
4. To drive home
(a) To find one’s roots
(b) To return to place of rest
*(c)*Back to original position
(d) To emphasise✅
5. To have an axe to grind
(a) A private end to serve ✅
(b) To fail to arouse interest
(c) To have no result
(d) To work for both sides
6. In black and white
(a) In short
(c) In writing✅
(d) In full swing
Directions: In the following qustions,four alternative are given for the Idiom/Phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative, which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/phrase.
7. His behaviour compelled me to give him a piece of my mind.
(a) Scold him✅
(b) Pardon him
(c) Make him my friend
(d) Take him into confidence
8. The manager hesitated to assign the job to the newcomer as he was wet behind the ears.
(a) Stupid and slow-witted
(b) Young and inexperienced✅
(c) Drenched in the rain
(d) Unpunctual and lethargic
9. If you want to solve the problem for ever you must take the bull by horns.
(a) Face a difficulty or danger confidently
(b) Run way from a difficulty or danger
(c) Face a difficulty or danger boldly✅
(d) Pull the bull’s horns
10. I told the students to buckle down this semester.
(a) Work seriously✅
(b) Take it easy
(c) Drop a subject
(d) Go for a vacation
11. Mrs. Roy keeps an open house on Saturday evening parties – you’ll find all kinds of people there.
(a) Welcomes all members✅
(b) Welcomes a select group of people
(c) Keeps the doors of the house open
(d) Keeps the gates open for a few persons
12. All the neighbours gave her the cold shoulder because she ill-treated her daughter-in-law.
(a) Showed liking for her company
(b) Showed dislike for her company
(c) Felt her shoulder was cold
(d) Showed international unfriendliness to her company✅
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