- 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-9
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To bite the dust
To have nothing to eat
To eat street food
None of the above
Question 1 Explanation:
Idiom bite the dust means: To face failure or to be defeated or destroyed. Example: She had to bite the dust as she got KT in her exam
To strain every nerve
To make utmost efforts
To feel weak and tired
To be a diligent worker
To be methodical In work
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘To strain every nerve’ means: To work very hard and make all the efforts to succeed. Example: Ram strained every nerve to clear his IIT entrance exams.
To show a clean pair of heels
To buy heels
To have beautiful pair of shoes
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘To show a clean pair of heels’ means: To run away from or escape. Example: The kidnappers had locked raju in a wooden cabin but he showed them a clean pair of heels.
To feather one's nest
To decorate one’s house
To build a temporary house
To profit in a dishonest way
None of the above
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘To feather one's nest’ means: To earn a profit by dishonesty. Example: To feather one’s nest is worse than stealing.
To be successful in today's world, we require the gift of the gab.
Ability to speak well
Good interpersonal skills
Divine help and guidance
A fierce competitive spirit
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom the gift of the gab means: Good communication skills, the ability to speak easily, with confidence and to persuade other people with your words. To express your ideas appropriately Example: He was a genius but lacked the gift of the gab, so he failed to make an impression.
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