• 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-5

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Question 1
To blaze a trail
A
To lead the way as a pioneer
B
To light a track
C
To set up a fire
D
To wear a blazer while running
Question 1 Explanation: 
Idiom blaze a trail means: To discover or do something for the first time in history which others will follow. Example: Newton has blazed a trail.
Question 2
The foolish young man soon made ducks and drakes of the vast property his father left him.
A
Donated
B
Shared
C
Spent
D
Increased
Question 2 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘made ducks and drakes of’ means: To spend and waste completely. Example: The vain daughter was warned that if she is left as a heiress she will make duck and drakes of her family wealth
Question 3
After independence Indian agriculture rose like a phoenix due to the Green Revolution.
A
With a new life
B
Like a bird
C
With royal gait
D
Slowly
Question 3 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘like a phoenix’ means: Gaining new momentum. Example: The fallen kingdom rose like a phoenix under the rule of the new king
Question 4
My close friend got the sack from his first job recently.
A
Got replaced by
B
Got Promoted to
C
Was demoted from
D
Was dismissed from
Question 4 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘To get the sack’ means: To get dismissed from or to be removed from a particular position.
Question 5
Our founder had done a Herculean task by constructing this great educational institution.
A
A work which is not important
B
Easy job
C
A job requiring very great effort
D
A job which needs physical strength
Question 5 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘Herculean task’ means: A job which needs very hard efforts and dedication. Example: Baba Amte did the Herculean task of helping the lepers
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