English Language Practice Paper on Idioms

English Language Practice Paper on Idioms

Question: Indentify the correct meaning of the phrases and idioms

  • Done for, done in

  • Be ruined

  • To get money from​​ 

  • Eradicate

  • Pay a short visit

Ans. a

Rationale: the phrase done for, done in means to be ruined

  • Cut down

  • Discontinue

  • Curtail

  • Suitable

  • Cut into small pieces

Ans. b

Rationale: the phrase cut down means to curtail or reduce

  • Drop out

  • To a pay short visit

  • Dispense with

  • Retire in the midst of something

  • To have no relation

Ans. c

Rationale: the phrase drop out means to retire in the midst of doing

something

  • Make up for

  • Transfer possession

  • Watch out

  • Compensate for

  • Examine carefully

Ans. c

Rationale: the phrase ‘make up for’ means to compensate for

  • Look on

  • To investigate

  • To examine carefully

  • To consult

  • To see as a spectator

Ans. d

Rationale: the phrase ‘look on’ means to see as a spectator

  • Strike off

  • Defend

  • Remove from the list

  • Leave the ground

  • To be conspicuous

Ans. b

Rationale: the phrase ‘strike off’ means to remove from the list

  • As fit as a fiddle

  • Before everything else

  • Unoccupied or idle

  • Strong and healthy

  • Honest and straightforward

Ans. c

Rationale: the idiom as fit as a fiddle means Strong and healthy

  • Blaze the trail

  • Cause of quarrel

  • To start a movement

  • Come to a sudden stop

  • To be born in a rich family

Ans. b

Rationale: the idiom ‘blaze the trail’ means to start a movement

  • Clip one’s wings

  • Come to a sudden stop

  • To understand

  • To weaken the power

  • To give a poor show

Ans. c

Rationale: the idiom ‘clip one’s wings’ means to weaken the power

  • ​​ Cloven hoof

  • To abuse

  • The evil intention

  • Readymade from

  • Argue in favour of both sides

Ans. b

Rationale: the idiom ‘cloven hoof’ means the evil intention

  • Carrot and stick policy

  • Reward and punishment

  • In full detail

  • Complete failure

  • Extremely severe law

Ans. a

Rationale:​​ the idiom ‘carrot and stick policy’ means reward and punishment

  • ​​ Flog a dead horse

  • To be absent without permission

  • To revive interest in old matters

  • To lose one’s temper

  • An unreliable person

Ans. b

Rationale: the idiom Flog a dead horse means to revive interest in old matters

  • Have the gift of gab

  • To strike unfairly

  • To ​​ have selfish interest

  • To support one another

  • Art of speaking

Ans. d

Rationale: the idiom ‘have the gift of gab’ means Art of speaking

  • ​​ Jaundices eye

  • Prejudice

  • To maintain life

  • Excited

  • To die

Ans. a

Rationale: the idiom ‘jaundiced eye’ means to prejudice

  • In doldrums

  • In low spirits

  • To be depressed

  • Imaginary world

  • To frown

Ans. b

Rationale: the idiom ‘in doldrums’ means​​ to be depressed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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