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  • 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-15

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Question 1
He left the town under a cloud.
A
of his own accord
B
in disgrace
C
with a heavy heart
D
when it was raining
Question 1 Explanation: 
If someone is said to be ‘under a cloud’, he is considered to be involved in something criminal. Example: Our neighbor resigned from his job under a cloud.
Question 2
The young boy's act put his father in a pickle.
A
in a funny position
B
in a serious position
C
in a sad situation
D
in an embarrassing or awkward situation
Question 2 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘in a pickle’ means to be in a troublesome situation. Example: Raj got himself in a pickle when he was caught red-handed with his secret strategy.
Question 3
When I entered the house everything was at sixes and sevens.
A
a quarrel among six or seven people
B
to have six or seven visitors at a time.
C
in disorder or confusion.
D
an unpleasant argument.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘at sixes and sevens’ means a state of no organization.
Question 4
His arguments cut no ice with me.
A
had no influence on me
B
did not hurt me
C
did not benefit me
D
did not make me proud
Question 4 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘cut no ice with someone’ means unable to impact someone.
Question 5
It is clear that the ideas of both reformers ran in the same groove.
A
promoted each other
B
clashed with each other
C
moved in harmony
D
moved in different directions
Question 5 Explanation: 
Idiom, ‘be stuck/run in a groove’ means doing the same things without any change for very long.
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