Idioms and Phrases Exercise No- 7

By | April 27, 2019

Study of idioms and phrases is very important to learn the English language. We are providing 100 idiomatic expressions which can be said idioms examples. Through this idioms dictionary, you will learn idioms and phrases English. So if you are searching for  10 idioms and their meanings with sentences, 20 idioms with their meanings and sentences you are at the right place. These 1000 English phrases are going to prove the Oxford dictionary of English idioms. These can be downloaded as idioms and phrases pdf. So Enjoy this phrases list.


Directions: In each of the following questions, choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom printed in bold.

1.To see eye to eye with

(a) To agree

 (b) To stare fixedly

(c) To be angry

(d) To take revenge

2. A jaundiced eye

(a) Jealousy

 (b) A generous view

(c) Angry

(d) Prejudice

3. To see red

(a) To be very angry

(b) To victimize someone

(c) To find fault with

 (d) To criticize others

4. To push somebody to the wall

(a) To defeat him

(b) To humiliate him

 (c) To heckle him

(d) To knock him down

5. To be in two minds

(a) To be dom inated by someone else

(b) To be uncertain

(c) To work on somebody else’s advice

 (d) To be in a critical state

6. Leave one to sink or swim

(a) To be in a dilemma

(b) To leave to one’s fate

(c) To put one in difficulty

(d) Not to help one

7. To rip up old sores

(a) To revive a quarrel which was almost forgotten?

(b) To censure someone in strong terms

(c) To strain one’s thoughts to the most

 (d) To preserve oneself from harm

8. A square peg in a round hole

(a) An impossible task

 (b) A scheme that never works

 (c) A person unsuited to the position he fills

 (d) None of these

9. B carries off the bell

(a) To call others for help

(b) To bag the first position

(c) To steal all wealth and flee

(d) To trouble others

10. To live in clover

(a) To live in great comfort and luxury

(b) To live a carefree life

(c) To be surrounded by cares and worries

(d) To live in great difficulty

11. Pin-money

(a) Bribery

(b) Money paid for compensation

 (c) Alimony

(d) Allowance made to a lady for her expenses

12. To keep the wolf away from the door (Railways, 1995)

(a) To keep away from extreme poverty

 (b) To keep off an unwanted and undesirable person

(c) To keep alive

 (d) To hold the difficulties and dangers in check       

13. Get down to brass tacks

(a) Start unravelling the mystery

 (b) Begin to discuss secret matters

(c) Begin to talk in plain, straight forward terms

(d) Get into the thick of a problem

14. To show the white feather

(a) ‘To show signs of cowardice

(b) To seek peace

(c) To show arrogance

(d) To become polite

15. To leave no avenue unexplored

(a) To call in question

(b) To roams about

(c) To try every source

(d) To depend on


1.(a)           2. (d)

3. (c)          4.(a)

5. (b)         6. (d)

7. (a)         8. (c)

9. (b)        10. (a)

11. (d)      12. (a)

13. (c)      14. (a)

15. (c)

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