- 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-15
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He left the town under a cloud.
of his own accord
with a heavy heart
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.
The young boy's act put his father in a pickle.
in a funny position
in a serious position
in a sad situation
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.
When I entered the house everything was at sixes and sevens.
a quarrel among six or seven people
to have six or seven visitors at a time.
in disorder or confusion.
an unpleasant argument.
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘at sixes and sevens’ means a state of no organization.
His arguments cut no ice with me.
had no influence on me
did not hurt me
did not benefit me
did not make me proud
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘cut no ice with someone’ means unable to impact someone.
It is clear that the ideas of both reformers ran in the same groove.
promoted each other
clashed with each other
moved in harmony
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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