Idioms and Phrases MCQs

Idioms and Phrases MCQs

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1: To make clean breast of

A.   To gain prominence

B.   To praise oneself

C.   To confess without of reserve

D.   To destroy before it blooms

2: To keeps one's temper

A.   To become hungry

B.   To be in good mood

C.   To preserve ones energy

D.   To be aloof from

3: To catch a tartar

A.   To trap wanted criminal with great difficulty

B.   To catch a dangerous person

C.   To meet with disaster

D.   To deal with a person who is more than one's match

4: To drive home

A.   To find one's roots

B.   To return to place of rest

C.   Back to original position

D.   To emphasise

5: To have an axe to grind

A.   A private end to serve

B.   To fail to arouse interest

C.   To have no result

D.   To work for both sides

6: To cry wolf

A.   To listen eagerly

B.   To give false alarm

C.   To turn pale

D.   To keep off starvation

7: To end in smoke

A.   To make completely understand

B.   To ruin oneself

C.   To excite great applause

D.   To overcome someone

8: To be above board

A.   To have a good height

B.   To be honest in any business deal

C.   They have no debts

D.   To try to be beautiful

9: To put one's hand to plough

A.   To take up agricultural farming

B.   To take a difficult task

C.   To get entangled into unnecessary things

D.   Take interest in technical work

10: To pick holes

A.   To find some reason to quarrel

B.   To destroy something

C.   To criticise someone

D.   To cut some part of an item

11: To leave someone in the lurch

A.   To come to compromise with someone

B.   Constant source of annoyance to someone

C.   To put someone at ease

D.   To desert someone in his difficulties

12: To play second fiddle

A.   To be happy, cheerful and healthy

B.   To reduce importance of one's senior

C.   To support the role and view of another person

D.   To do back seat driving

13: To beg the question

A.   To refer to

B.   To take for granted

C.   To raise objections

D.   To be discussed

14: A black sheep

A.   An unlucky person

B.   A lucky person

C.   An ugly person

D.   None of these

15: A man of straw

A.   A man of no substance

B.   A very active person

C.   A worthy fellow

D.   An unreasonable person

16: To smell a rat

A.   To see signs of plague epidemic

B.   To get bad small of a bad dead rat

C.   To suspect foul dealings

D.   To be in a bad mood

17: To hit the nail right on the head

A.   To do the right thing

B.   To destroy one's reputation

C.   To announce one's fixed views

D.   To teach someone a lesson

18: To set one's face against

A.   To oppose with determination

B.   To judge by appearence

C.   To get out of difficulty

D.   To look at one steadily

19: At one's wit's end

A.   Clear Up

B.   Perplexed

C.   Explain

D.   Enlighten

20: All and Sundry

A.   Only rich person

B.   Together

C.   Selected people

D.   Everybody without distinction

21: All in all

A.   Every person

B.   Call all at once

C.   Most important

D.   Particular thing same in all

22: At arm's length

A.   Insult

B.   Length of arm

C.   At a distance

D.   Very near

23: A white elephant

A.   A proud possession

B.   A rare article

C.   Useful mode of transport

D.   Costly or truoblesome possession

24: At daggers drawn

A.   At enmity

B.   To be puzzled

C.   At friendship

D.   Real cause

25: Does not hold water

A.   Cannot be belived

B.   Cannot be valued

C.   Does not fulfil the reqiurements

D.   Does not deserve appreciation

26: In the teeth of

A.   In the end

B.   Real cause

C.   In the face of

D.   To chase

27: No love lost between

A.   Forming a group

B.   Have a good understanding

C.   Not on good terms

D.   Stop loving

28: Bag and baggage

A.   Without any belonging

B.   All the clothing

C.   With all one's belongings

D.   Leave

29: Out and out

A.   Slightly

B.   Totally

C.   Simply

D.   Merely

30: Lions share

A.   Look angrily

B.   Minor share

C.   Heart of the prey

D.   Major share