Idioms and Phrases Exercise No- 18

By | August 13, 2019

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Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases given in the italic form.

1.The company has been handed over to new masters, lock, stock and barrel.

(a) completely

(b) financially

(c) administratively

(d) partially

2. The study of insects was a fascinating pursuit for him.

(a) anthropology 

(b) zoology

(c) etymology 

(d) entomology

3. Believe me, I am all at sea.

(a) out of reach 

(b) very happy

(c) puzzled

(d) drowning

4. It is evident from the minister’s statement that heads will roll.

 (a) transfers will take place

 (b) people will die

 (c) dismissals will occur

 (d) heads of department will have to repent

5. I saw him make a wry face.

 (a) abuse

(b) feel sick

 (c) cry with pain

(d) show disappointment

6. My father did not know that his brother would tread on his heels.

 (a) follow closely after

 (b) stab him in the back

 (c) oppose him immediately

 (d) support him blindly

7. He is the sort of man who would do anything for a consideration.

 (a) out of love

 (b) in sympathy with the aggrieved

 (c) if he found some merit in it

 (d) if he were paid to do it

8. His dealings are all above board.

 (a) simple

(b) decent

 (c) open

(d) friendly

9. He threw cold water over the project that the secretary had prepared.

 (a) rejected

(b) encouraged

 (c) cleared

(d) discouraged

10. There is no need to rake up an old quarrel.

 (a) forget

(b) revive

 (c) start

(d) end

11. My car broke down on way to college yesterday.

 (a) met with an accident

 (b) broke into pieces

 (c) stopped due to mechanical failure

(d) dashed against another vehicle

12. The prices are going up by leaps and bounds.

 (a) irregularly

(b) gradually

 (c) rapidly

(d) systematically

13. We kept our fingers crossed till the final results were declared.

 (a) waited expectantly

(b) kept praying

 (c) felt scared

(d) kept hopeful

14. To fish in troubled waters

 (a) to make the most in a bad situation

 (b) to disturb others.

(c) to do something silly

(d) to try to find out an impossible object

15.Between the devil and the deep sea

 (a) to be in a dilemma

 (b) to be in a temper

 (c) to choose correctly

 (d) to live dangerously


1.b            2. d

3.c            4. c

5.d            6. a

7.d            8. c

9.d            10. b

11.c          12. c

12.a          14. a


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