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- Directions for individual questionsEach question has a sentence that uses an idiom or phrase. You need to identify the apt meaning of the idiom/phrase from the given options
Idioms and Phrases: Test-10
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Winter was so bad that the nomadic tribesmen found it difficult to keep the wolf from the door.
Hunt wild animals
Kill the wolf
Spot the white wolf
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom ‘keep the wolf from the door’ means: to have enough money to make the end’s meet or not to starve. Example: Poor people sometimes find it difficult to keep the wolf from the door.
There is no soft option to the crisis now.
A favorable opinion
Easy and agreeable option
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘soft option’ means: A choice or option which is easy-going and doesn’t require much efforts or can be successful without working too hard. Example: If you depend upon soft option, you may not be successful.
A little gush of gratitude
Question 3 Explanation:
The Idiom ‘a little gush of gratitude’ means: To get a feeling of gratefulness or being thankful. Example: The young women felt a little gush of gratitude towards her collogue for taking special efforts and making her comfortable.
To lose ground
To become less powerful
To become less popular
To lose foundation
To lose land
Question 4 Explanation:
Idiom ‘To lose ground’ means: To lose one’s power or authority/ to lose an advantage for yourself. Example: After losing her ground, the minister found it difficult to face the public
To fall back on
To oppose something important
To suffer an injury on the back in an accident
To fail to do something important in time
To seek support out of necessity
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom fall back on somebody/something means: To depend or to take support of something/ someone when in need. Example: If she loses her money, she will fall back on her father’s money for survival.
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