- 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-16
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‘Let bygones be bygones’ means
the difficult time will pass
be patient and keep working hard
learn from your mistakes
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.
When someone is described as being "flighty", the person described is probably
Indecisive and irresponsible.
Someone who loves flying.
Someone who flies kites.
Question 2 Explanation:
Flighty means frivolous and irresponsible
What does "selling like hot cakes" means?
To do something very quickly
To cook something very quickly
To make friends with the enemy.
To be in high demand
Question 3 Explanation:
Selling like hot cakes means to be in high demand, something being sold very quickly
What does "Dime a dozen" mean?
For one dime you get a dozen
All dozens cost a dime
Anything that is common and easy to get.
It is difficult to get people
Question 4 Explanation:
A dime a dozen means something very cheap, easy to get or in abundance
"Throw the baby out with the bath water" means
Clean out everything
Throw out the good things with the unwanted
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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