- 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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The poor subordinates are made scapegoats by their superiors.
Punished for others misdeeds
Developed poor relations
Treated humbly and respectfully
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.
The Manager doctored the accounts of the company.
To make changes in account books
To clear the doctors bill
To verify the accounts in detail
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
She is too fond of her own voice.
does not listen properly to anyone else
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.
To go scot-free
to walk like a native of Scotland
to get something free
to escape without punishment
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 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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