- 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-14
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It is hard to strike a bargain with a woman.
to finalize a deal
to negotiate a deal
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘strike a bargain’ means: to make an agreement after a negotiation. Example: The two parties had an argument initially, but after a while, they struck a bargain.
For better or worse
in good times
in bad times
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘for better or (for) worse’ is used if you say something, and you do not want to imply that you think it is a good thing. Example: A self-motivated person is ready for better or worse.
Hand and glove
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘hand in glove with somebody’ is used to describe the state being very close to someone, especially illegally. Example: Most of the people have observed that the thieves work hand in glove with the police in Delhi.
Most people live from hand to mouth these days because of inflation.
Question 4 Explanation:
Idiom ‘live from hand to mouth’ means to have just enough money to live on and nothing extra. Example: Most of the families in slum areas in India are merely able to live from hand to mouth due to extreme poverty.
He lays out fifty percent of his income on bonds and shares.
Question 5 Explanation:
The phrase, “lay out”, means to pay or spend money, especially a large amount. For example, it can be used as, ‘She used to lay out most of her pocket money on clothes’.
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