- 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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To blaze a trail
To lead the way as a pioneer
To light a track
To set up a fire
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.
The foolish young man soon made ducks and drakes of the vast property his father left him.
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
After independence Indian agriculture rose like a phoenix due to the Green Revolution.
With a new life
Like a bird
With royal gait
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
My close friend got the sack from his first job recently.
Got replaced by
Got Promoted to
Was demoted from
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.
Our founder had done a Herculean task by constructing this great educational institution.
A work which is not important
A job requiring very great effort
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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