1 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence
The team put their plan into execution the very next day.
A.  proposed a plan
B.  discussed their plan
C.  started thinking about a plan
D.  started carrying out their plan
E.  None of these
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2 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence
Mrs. Nayak opened the discussion on the 'alarming rate of poverty in India'.
A.  started the discussion
B.  gave her opinion in the discussion
C.  did not agree on the discussion.
D.  welcomed the people to the discussion
E.  None of these
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3 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence
The course of events made it necessary for Joseph to start working.
A.  events that were planned.
B.  long list of future events.
C.  A succession of unexpected events.
D.  nature of events that followed after Joseph joined work.
E.  None of these
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4 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence
The new law on 'Right to Food Safety' will come into force next month.
A.  be forced upon the people.
B.  be associated from next month onwards
C.  be implemented next month
D.  be withdrawn next month.
E.  be widely rejected next month.
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5 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence
When the girl wanted to stay out past midnight, her fatherput his foot down.
A.  gave in to her request
B.  walked away disapprovingly
C.  obstructed her from leaving the house
D.  requested her to be home on time.
E.  None of these
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6 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.
In all likelihood the missing boy has run away to the forest
A.  with good intentions
B.  there's no chance
C.  without doubt
D.  in most probability
E.  None of these
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7 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.
The parents were completely in the dark concerning their daughter's plans.
A.  ignorant about
B.  ashamed of
C.  pretending to be unaware
D.  unhappy about
E.  None of these
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8 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.
I am in touch with the police, and they will be here in ten minutes.
A.  in communication with
B.  in close proximity with
C.  in good terms with
D.  familiar with
E.  None of these
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9 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.
I stumbled upon some interesting old letters in my Grandfather's desk.
A.  deliberately went through
B.  surveyed
C.  tripped over
D.  discovered by chance
E.  None of these
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10 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.
The secretary made an entry of the arrangement.
A.  initiated discussion
B.  made a record
C.  brought notice
D.  showed approval
E.  None of these
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11 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.
The stunt that I recently attempted was a piece of cake
A.  The stunt that I recently attempted was enjoyable to watch
B.  The stunt that I recently attempted was very challenging
C.  The stunt that I recently attempted was celebrated by all
D.  The stunt that I recently attempted turned out to be a failure
E.  The stunt that I recently attempted was a simple task
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12 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.
The boy broke the window and took to his heels.
A.  The boy broke the window and fell on his heels
B.  The boy broke the window and ran away
C.  The boy broke the window with his heels
D.  The boy ran into the window
E.  The boy broke the window and robbed a pair of heels
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13 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.
I pledged myself to serve the king faithfully.
A.  I made a mistake by promising to serve the king faithfully
B.  I made a fool of myself in order to serve the king
C.  I boasted about serving the king faithfully
D.  I was forcibly made to serve the king
E.  I made a solemn and formal promise to serve the king faithfully
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14 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.
There is a crying need for improvements to our public transport system
A.  There is an obvious need for improvements to our public transport system
B.  There is a well documented need for improvements to our public transport system
C.  There is a minor need for improvements to our public transport system
D.  There is a serious need for improvements to our public transport system
E.  There is no urgency for improvements to our public transport system.
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15 . In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.
In an old bookshop I happened to light upon a volume that belonged to my grandfather.
A.  In an old bookshop I happened to discard a volume that belonged to my grandfather
B.  In an old bookshop I happened to purchase a volume that belonged to my grandfather
C.  In an old bookshop I happened to look for a volume that belonged to my grandfather
D.  In an old bookshop I happened to discover by chance a volume that belonged to my grandfather
E.  In an old bookshop I happened to reveal a volume that belonged to my grandfather.
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16 . In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
The project is carried over to this year, and we need to keep the ball rolling
A.  to continue the work
B.  more information
C.  to do better
D.  new strategies
E.  None of these
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17 . In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
The host team bore the palm in the league matches.
A.  played quite well
B.  was victorious
C.  was defeated
D.  played a very boring match
E.  None of these
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18 . In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Just keep your wig on. Everything will be alright.
A.  Hold on to your wig, so it won't fall off
B.  Get another hair cut
C.  Calm down
D.  Take off your wig
E.  None of these
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19 . In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Parents pay through the nose for their children's education
A.  by taking loans
B.  an extremely high price
C.  grudgingly
D.  willlilngly
E.  None of these
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20 . In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Monica's habit of picking holes in every relationship is very irksome.
A.  admiring people
B.  finding fault
C.  Criticizing people
D.  arguing with people
E.  None of these
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21 . In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
Hard work pays in the long run.
A.  always
B.  over a period of time
C.  indefinitely
D.  never
E.  None of these
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22 . In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
I felt a fish out of water among the lawyers.
A.  special
B.  happy
C.  uncomfortable
D.  proud
E.  None of these
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23 . In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
The Cauvery water issue led to apple of discord between the two Governments.
A.  cause of anger
B.  cause of hatred
C.  cause of quarrel
D.  cause of animosity
E.  None of these
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24 . In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
The construction remains unfinished and the workers have let the grass grow under their feet.
A.  grown grass all over the lawn
B.  gone on a luxury tour
C.  delayed doing the work
D.  demanded more benifits
E.  None of these
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25 . In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
The police smelt the rat behind the death of the girl.
A.  got very much confused
B.  identified the cause of death
C.  suspected that something is fishy
D.  jumped to the conclusion
E.  None of these
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26 . In these questions four alternatives are given for the Idiom/ Phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
Let sleeping dogs lie.
A.  Do not bring up an old controversial issue
B.  Dogs can raise tempers
C.  Do not allow dogs to stand
D.  Prevent dog mobility
E.  None of these
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27 . In these questions four alternatives are given for the Idiom/ Phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
To get admission in present day educational institutions, all children should be born with a silver spoon in the mouth.
A.  be born to silver spoon manufacturer
B.  always hold a silver spoon
C.  be born with silver spoon
D.  be born in a rich family
E.  None of these
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28 . In these questions four alternatives are given for the Idiom/ Phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
A man of straw means
A.  a worthy fellow
B.  an unreasonable person
C.  a man of no substance
D.  a very active person
E.  None of these
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29 . In these questions four alternatives are given for the Idiom/ Phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
Children complain about their parents' gifts. They should learn not to look gift horse in the mouth.
A.  not to look at a horse's mouth
B.  not to find fault with the gifts received
C.  not to ask for more gift
D.  not to find goodness in the gifts
E.  None of these
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30 . In these questions four alternatives are given for the Idiom/ Phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
Acquiring a job a cakewalk for a student who has good academic performance coupled with the good attitude.
A.  walk away with a cake
B.  a difficult achievement
C.  a walkway made with cakes
D.  an easy achievement
E.  None of these
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