Idioms and Phrases : Picked from Previous Exam RCs (Part - 2)


Directions :-

Each of the following idioms/phrases has four responses (a),(b),(c) and (d).Tick mark the response which gives the correct meaning of the idioms/phrase.

1. Fish in troubled waters
(a) fishing in floods
(b) getting undue advantage
(c) to try to gain something by taking advantage of a confused or troubled situation
(d) Fishing bravely

2. Make hay while the sun shines
(a) use the  sunshine'
(b) make dry hay
(c) be active during the day
(d)make maximum use of a given opportunity

3. The last straw
(a) The decisive act in causing destruction
(b) the end result 
(c) the final act
(d) the closing of harvest

4. To bank straw
(a) to hope
(b) to depend
(c) to evolve
(d) to harness

5. Spill the beans
(a) blurt out the truth
(b) cause wastage
(c) influence adversely
(d) throw away something

6. Need  of the hour
(a) necessity
(b) the most essential requirement
(c) the requirement  of a given time
(d) necessary remedy

7. Keeping one's fingers crossed
(a) waiting for positive as well as negative results 
(b) adopting acrimony
(c) looking for something
(d) doing acrobatics

8. Toe the line
(a) Follow
(b) attempt
(c) ignore
(d) adopt the negative posture

9.Boot licking
(a) requesting
(b) shameless flattery
(d) influencing

10. Mud slinging
(a) Laying Blame
(b) giving  pain
(c) accusing someone
(d) making slanderous accusations


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