• 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-13

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Question 1
George and I are neighbours. But we don't see eye to eye with each other.
A
like
B
interact
C
agree
D
fight
Question 1 Explanation: 
The idiom, ‘not see eye to eye’ means to disagree with someone.
Question 2
Sarala is always ready to eat anyone's salt.
A
to be one's guest
B
to cook tasty dishes
C
an infectious disease
D
to deceive someone
Question 2 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘Eat someone’s salt’ means to be someone’s guest. Example: If you are eating someone’s salt, at least help them with the chores around the house.
Question 3
Reena is a kind of person who wears her heart on her sleeve.
A
expresses her emotions freely
B
expresses her emotions curbingly
C
suppresses her emotions openly
D
suppresses her excitement sparingly
Question 3 Explanation: 
The idiom, ‘wear your heart on your sleeve’ means to display one's feelings openly and habitually, rather than keep them private. Example: These days, one must not have one’s heart on one’s sleeve because then, it’s easy for people to hurt.
Question 4
"If he does not perform his duties properly, I will send him packing." said the manager.
A
send him to packing department
B
give him a warning
C
serve him a notice
D
terminate his services
Question 4 Explanation: 
‘Send someone packing’ means to dismiss someone and to send someone away. Example: Boss sent him packing because of his inefficiency.
Question 5
She denied point-blank her involvement in the crime.
A
directly
B
desperately
C
stubbornly
D
rudely
Question 5 Explanation: 
‘Point blank’, means without any explanation; directly. Example: The girl refused point blank to the proposal.
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