• 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-12

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Question 1
The poor subordinates are made scapegoats by their superiors.
A
Punished for others misdeeds
B
Developed poor relations
C
Treated humbly and respectfully
D
Scolded with arrogant reactions
Question 1 Explanation: 
Scapegoats means: To be punished mistakes not done by us. Example: To be a scapegoat in a group is the worst thing possible.
Question 2
The Manager doctored the accounts of the company.
A
To make changes in account books
B
To clear the doctors bill
C
To verify the accounts in detail
D
To manipulate the accounts
Question 2 Explanation: 
To doctor means: to manipulate or change truth deliberately. Example: The man doctored the truth and turned everybody against his brother
Question 3
She is too fond of her own voice.
A
loves singing
B
very selfish
C
does not listen properly to anyone else
D
very talkative
Question 3 Explanation: 
Example: The idiom, ‘fond of one’s own voice’ means one likes to give one’s opinion, and not hear what others have to say.
Question 4
To go scot-free
A
to walk like a native of Scotland
B
to get something free
C
to escape without punishment
D
to save tax
Question 4 Explanation: 
‘To go scot-free’ means to flee off without getting reprimanded for the wrong deed. Example: Though everyone knows who the culprit is, but he will go scot free.
Question 5
Status quo
A
unchanged position
B
excellent place
C
unbreakable statue
D
long queue
Question 5 Explanation: 
‘Status quo’ means the state of being at a constant condition. Example: It is very important to maintain the status quo here.
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