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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-16

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Question 1
‘Let bygones be bygones’ means
A
the difficult time will pass
B
be patient and keep working hard
C
learn from your mistakes
D
forget about the unpleasant past
Question 1 Explanation: 
Let bygones be bygones is something that you say in order to tell someone to forget about unpleasant things that have happened in the past.
Question 2
When someone is described as being "flighty", the person described is probably
A
Light.
B
Indecisive and irresponsible.
C
Someone who loves flying.
D
Someone who flies kites.
Question 2 Explanation: 
Flighty means frivolous and irresponsible
Question 3
What does "selling like hot cakes" means?
A
To do something very quickly
B
To cook something very quickly
C
To make friends with the enemy.
D
To be in high demand
Question 3 Explanation: 
Selling like hot cakes means to be in high demand, something being sold very quickly
Question 4
What does "Dime a dozen" mean?
A
For one dime you get a dozen
B
All dozens cost a dime
C
Anything that is common and easy to get.
D
It is difficult to get people
Question 4 Explanation: 
A dime a dozen means something very cheap, easy to get or in abundance
Question 5
"Throw the baby out with the bath water" means
A
Clean out everything
B
Throw out the good things with the unwanted
C
Being Thorough
D
Create the impression of an accident
Question 5 Explanation: 
Throw the baby out with the bath water means to lose the good parts when you get rid of the bad parts of something
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