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Idioms and Phrases : 15 Important Idioms for LIC AAO

Published on Monday, February 22, 2016
Idioms, Phrases & Proverbs
1. Apple-pie order
    (a) handling two work simultaneously
    (b) extremely neat and tidy
    (c) two persons handling the same work
    (d) in a haphazard way

2. All the sundry
    (a) all except one
    (b) only intellectuals
    (c) the whole elite class
    (d) everyone without distinction
    (e) None of these

3. Bad blood
    (a) active hostility
    (b) retribution
    (c) very ill
    (d) retaliation
    (e) None of these

4. Beat a retreat
    (a) grand and pompous
    (b) to withdraw
    (c) to warn
    (d) not to come straight to the point
    (e) None of these

 5. To have a bee in one's bonnet
    (a) to be obsessed with one idea
    (b) prejudiced
    (c) to have a single penny
    (d) All of the Above
    (e) None of these

6. To bell the cat
     (a) to bring others to one's own opinion
     (b) to harm an enemy
     (c) try to render a common enemy harmless
     (d) to come to a common conclusion
     (e) None of these

7. Between the devil and the deep sea
    (a) about to die
    (b) to be on a wrong path
    (c) to be in a dilemma
    (d) between two dangers
    (e) None of these

8. Blow one's own trumpet
    (a) to be self-centered
    (b) to indulge in self-praise
    (c) self-contained
    (d) to neglect other's opinion
    (e) None of these

9. A bolt from the blue
    (a) an unexpected event
    (b) an expected event
    (c) A chain of events
    (d) A series of events
    (e) None of these

10. To bury the hatchet
      (a) to forgive someone
      (b) to forget past quarrels and animosity
      (c) to keep the intention secret
      (d) to defeat utterly
      (e) None of these

 11. By the sweat of one's brow
      (a) very furious
      (b) hard labour
      (c) short-tempered
      (d) to feel insulting
      (e) None of these

 12. Blow over
      (a) pass off
      (b) to propagate
      (c) to spread a rumour
      (d) to ditch or deceive someone
      (e) None of these

 13. By word of mouth
      (a) loquacious
      (b) verbosity
      (c) orally
      (d) theoretically
      (e) None of these

14. by leaps and bounds
      (a) very quickly
      (b) by any means
      (c) by illegal means
      (d) vicariously
      (e) None of these

15. Cut the Gordian knot
      (a) to solve a difficulty
      (b) to escape a hurdle
      (c) to perform the inaugural ceremony
      (d) to break the silence
      (e) None of these


1. extremely neat and tidy
2. everyone without distinction
3. active hostility
4. to withdraw
5. to be obsessed with one idea
6. try to render a common enemy harmless
7. between two dangers
8. to indulge in self-praise
9. an unexpected event
10. to forget past quarrels and animosity
11. hard labour
12. pass off
13. orally
14. very quickly
15. to solve a difficulty

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