English: Idioms and Phrases Set 20

Important Idioms and Phrases useful for various exams like Banking, SSC CGL 2017, CPO, CHSL, RRB NTPC, High Court and other exams.

  1. Broken Reed
    A) to be injured physically
    B) a week and unreliable person
    C) to break someone’s reed
    D) to be hurt emotionally
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    Option B

  2. Brown study
    A) a state of deep thought
    B) a state of void
    C) to study something without understanding
    D) to study the flora and fauna of a region
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    Option A

  3. Bull in a China shop
    A) a fat person
    B) one who stands out among others
    C) one who is out of place
    D) one who bullies other people
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    Option C

  4. Burning question
    A) something which can’t be discussed
    B) hot issue
    C) a question that instigates anger
    D) a question with no possible answer
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    Option B

  5. Carry the coal to new castle
    A) to work hard to achieve something
    B) to pass time
    C) to spend time in doing something useless
    D) perseverance
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    Option C

  6. By the skin of one’s teeth
    A) broadly
    B) narrowly
    C) knowingly
    D) unknowingly
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    Option B

  7. Cast pearls before swine
    A) right thing in the right hands
    B) to feed the poor
    C) right thing in the wrong hands
    D) to bribe someone
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    Option C

  8. Cat and dog life
    A) interesting life
    B) life full of possibilities
    C) life full of adventures
    D) troublesome life
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    Option D

  9. Catch a tartar
    A) to grapple with an unexpectedly formidable opponent
    B) to grapple with a weak opponent where victory is ensured
    C) to catch a thief
    D) to catch someone red handed
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    Option A

  10. Chew the cud
    A) to control one’s anger
    B) to control one’s emotions
    C) to meditate
    D) to abuse
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    Option C

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