English: Idioms and Phrases Set 29

Important Idioms and Phrases useful for various exams like Banking, SSC CGL 2017, CPO, CHSL, RRB NTPC, High Court and other exams.
Though the topic Idioms and Phrases is asked in SSC and related exams, but it is important for other exams as well as a part of general English

  1. Bank upon
    A) to fall upon someone
    B) to lie
    C) to rest
    D) depend on
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    Option D
    you can bank upon aspirantszone at the time of need
  2. Bated breath
    A) bad breath
    B) holding your breath in anxiety
    C) to strangle
    D) to die
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    Option B
    we waited for the good news with bated breath
  3. Bear the palm
    A) to get a slap
    B) to be a loser
    C) to be victorious
    D) to bear heavy loss
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    Option C
    our school boar the palm in the dance competition
  4. Beat the air
    A) to be victorious
    B) to make useless efforts
    C) to do everything possible
    D) to fight with valour
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    Option B
    trying to reform a hard core criminal is like beating the air
  5. Blue stocking
    A) a credulous person
    B) a credible person
    C) an educated intellectual lady
    D) a pompous lady
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    Option C
    a blue stocking was rarely found in mediaeval India
  6. Bring down the house
    A) to collapse
    B) receive criticism
    C) receive great applause
    D) to sell an old property
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    Option C
    her performance brought the house down
  7. Brow beat
    A) to intimidate
    B) to win
    C) to lose
    D) to work hard
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    Option A
    the government must not brow beat the social reformers
  8. Burn one’s boat
    A) self harm
    B) boost about oneself
    C) point of no return
    D) to change for better
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    Option C
    By signing this agreement he has burnt his boat. Now he will have to work in this organisation for two more years.
  9. By and by
    A) actually
    B) gradually
    C) interestingly
    D) anxiously
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    Option B
    you will learn the norms of this organisation by and by
  10. Curry favour
    A) to be subordinate
    B) to win favour by flattery
    C) to bribe an influential person
    D) to get work done
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    Option B
    Many developing countries curry favour with America

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9 Thoughts to “English: Idioms and Phrases Set 29”

  1. Sachin Shukla


  2. pulkit

    thanks swati mam:)

  3. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

    Thanku AZ 🙂

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  5. karthik

    (a)/Yet, the manner in which the latest (b)/transition was effected (c)/has left much bitterness (d)/no error..

    1. Swati

      (b) – affected

      1. karthik

        no sentence is correct

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    this site always down oops.

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