English: Idioms and Phrases Set 48

Directions (1-8): Select the most appropriate meaning of the given phrase.

  1. Down to earth

    On earth
    Falling to earth
    Below the earth
    Practical and realistic
    Going inside
    Option D

     

  2. Feel at home
    Be emotional at home
    Live at home
    Hate living outside
    Feel accepted and comfortable
    Feel rejected
    Option D

     

  3. Work something out
    Work out
    Exercise
    Make something
    Work outside
    Calculate
    Option E

     

  4. In full swing
    Big swing
    Swinging fast
    A swing full of people
    Circling around
    At the peak of activity
    Option E

     

  5. tried to find my lost key on the sandy beach, but it was like trying to (find a needle in a haystack).
    To look for a mistake.
    Looking for something small in a pile of other things or a vast area
    To be persistent
    For a god person to do wrong
    A useless thing to do.
    Option B

     

  6. The Logical Reasoning test was (a piece of cake).
    Very hard to understand
    Very hard to explain
    Very hard to answer
    Very easy
    Sudden
    Option D

     

  7. They finally (saw eye to eye) on the business deal.
    Arguing with someone
    Do someone a favour
    Agreeing with someone
    Give someone a very profitable deal
    An intense gaze
    Option C

     

  8. (In a nutshell), the lesson taught us the importance of hard work and dedication.
    The chapter taught us the importance of hard work and dedication in a very less time.
    The chapter taught us the importance of hard work and dedication in brief.
    The chapter taught us the importance of hard work and dedication, in a very long time.
    The chapter taught us the importance of hard work and dedication, in an explanatory way.
    None of the above
    Option B

     

  9. Directions(9-10): In the following question, a part of the sentence is given in bold. It is then followed by three sentences which try to explain the meaning of the phrase given in bold. Choose the best set of alternatives from the five options given below each question which explains the meaning of the phrase correctly without altering the meaning of the sentence.

  10. He calls home (once in a blue moon).

    (I) He calls home whenever he wants to.
    (II) He calls home rarely.
    (III) He calls home whenever the moon is blue.

    Only (II)
    Both (I) and (II)
    Both (I) and (III)
    None is correct
    All are correct
    Option A

     

  11. He doesn’t hate you. He just said that (in the heat of the moment).

    A. Done something without thinking much of its consequences.
    B. Do or say something being temporarily angry or excited
    C. Overwhelmed by what’s happening at the moment.

    Only A
    All A, B and C
    Both B and C
    Only C
    Both A and C
    Option B

     

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