• These tests are a check for your learning and your level with respect to the basic vocabulary skills.
  • 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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Question 1
Hand in glove
A
In close relationship
B
Non-cooperative
C
Critical
D
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
Question 2
He spoke well though it was his maiden speech.
A
Long speech
B
Brief speech
C
First speech
D
Emotional speech
Question 2 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘Maiden speech’ means first speech. Example: He was a hit orator from his maiden speech.
Question 3
The students were advised to pore over the lessons thoroughly.
A
Go through
B
Go down
C
Go off
D
Go out
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
Question 4
His position in the company was on the brink of disaster.
A
At the top of
B
At the point of
C
On the side of
D
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.
Question 5
His friends beat the boy to pay off old scores.
A
To refund old dues
B
To take revenge
C
To force him to be a scorer in a match
D
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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