- 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-2
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There is no love lost between any two neighboring countries in the world.
To stop loving
To be not on good terms
Forming a group
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.
The effort to trace the culprit was a wild goose chase.
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
The failure of crops in successive years put the farmer in a tight corner.
In a closed room
In a small field
In a difficult situation
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.
My neighbor had to pay through his nose for a brand new car.
Pay off huge dept
Pay a reasonable price
Pay an extremely high price
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.
Very ambitious people do not like to rest on their laurels.
To be unhappy with their failures
To be motivated by other’s achievements
To be happy about their achievements
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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