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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-11
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Hand in glove
In close relationship
On bad terms
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom ‘hand in glove’ means: To work closely with someone in a secret way. Example: We both sealed the deal and had hand in glove
He spoke well though it was his maiden speech.
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Maiden speech’ means first speech. Example: He was a hit orator from his maiden speech.
The students were advised to pore over the lessons thoroughly.
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom 'pore over' means: To read or to revise something that is important. Example: She was tensed for the exam and hence kept poring over the portion
His position in the company was on the brink of disaster.
At the top of
At the point of
On the side of
On the back of
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘On the brink of’ means: To be on the edge of/ to be on the verge of Example: She was on the brink of tears.
His friends beat the boy to pay off old scores.
To refund old dues
To take revenge
To force him to be a scorer in a match
Because he had not scored well earlier
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom Pay off old scores means: to take revenge. Example: The warring families always try to pay off old scores.
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