- 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-8
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When trade was brisk. He worked hard and' made his fortune; he believes in making hay while the sun shines.
Taking advantage of a favorable opportunity
Earning money through dishonest means
Earning money at the cost of others
Taking advantage of the inflationary trends
Question 1 Explanation:
Idiom ‘make hay while the sun shines’ means: to use favorable opportunities or conditions to our benefit/ to act when time is right Example: Having being taught make hay while the sun shines, the young employee decided to work hard on the new project and prove himself.
The angry hockey players gave vent to their feelings.
Question 2 Explanation:
Idiom ‘give (full) vent to something ‘means: to express or open up about a feelings such as anger, frustration or humiliation strongly and let it out. Example: During the fight, Reena gave a vent to her feelings and let out all the anger in her, after which she felt clam and better.
His blood ran cold when he heard his uncle was murdered.
He was frightened
He was horrified
He was disgusted
He was depressed
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘His blood ran cold’ means: he was frightened or terrified on hearing the news. Example: On seeing an ambulance outside his home, Raju’s blood ran cold.
A disappointing result
None of the above
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Damp squib’ means: A result which is disappointing. Example: The student had high expectations but he got damp squib.
To be at cool place
Question 5 Explanation:
Cold Comfort (Noun) means: Not to feel happy about something as the situation overall is bad/ to feel little comfort or happiness. Example: The fact that this new year she will be in New York was a cold comfort for her as she was missing her family in India.
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