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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-2

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Question 1
There is no love lost between any two neighboring countries in the world.
A
To stop loving
B
To be not on good terms
C
Forming a group
D
To have good understanding
Question 1 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘there's little/no love lost between A and B’ means: That the person A and B share no bond of love or that they dislike each other. Example: There was no love lost between the daughter and her father.
Question 2
The effort to trace the culprit was a wild goose chase.
A
Fruitful hunting
B
Futile search
C
Ideal seeking
D
Genuine effort
Question 2 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘Wild goose chase’ means: To search for something without much hope or with futile efforts. Example: Don’t waste your time and money on a wild goose chase
Question 3
The failure of crops in successive years put the farmer in a tight corner.
A
In a closed room
B
In a small field
C
In a difficult situation
D
In a meadow
Question 3 Explanation: 
The Idiom ‘in a tight corner’ means: to be in a challenging situation or to be in a difficulty. Example: I have been in a tight corner.
Question 4
My neighbor had to pay through his nose for a brand new car.
A
Pay off huge dept
B
Pay a reasonable price
C
Pay an extremely high price
D
Pay in cash
Question 4 Explanation: 
The idiom 'pay through the nose' means: to buy something at an extremely high price or to pay too much money to own it. For example: Raju had to pay through his nose to get new Iphone 6.
Question 5
Very ambitious people do not like to rest on their laurels.
A
To be unhappy with their failures
B
To be motivated by other’s achievements
C
To be happy about their achievements
D
To be satisfied with their achievements
Question 5 Explanation: 
The idiom 'rest on one's laurels' means: To feel satisfied with what one’s past achievements or what one has done already. To’ rest on their laurels’ means to be Complacent. They constantly try to outdo their own achievements. Example: We should not rest on our parent’s laurels.
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