English: Idioms and Phrases Set 30

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. Double dealing
    A) appeasing both the parties
    B) working hard
    C) act as an intermediary
    D) deceitful actions
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    Option D

    Marriages were broken and lives ruined by the revelation of double-dealing.
  2. Down in the mouth
    A) fill mouth with food
    B) filled with melancholy
    C) filled with awe
    D) dumb
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    Option B

    Tim’s looking very down in the mouth.
  3. Draw the long bow
    A) to assume superiority
    B) to be subordinate
    C) to exaggerate
    D) to be a sycophant
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    Option C

    I am tempted to be naughty and make you laugh; but I won’t draw the long bow.
  4. Dutch courage
    A) bravery under alcoholic influence
    B) bravery under every circumstance
    C) a fake show of courage
    D) pretence
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    Option A

    Dutch courage makes them feel so much more confident.
  5. Egg on
    A) to urge somebody to do something that is generally wrong
    B) to urge somebody to do something by flattery
    C) to work hard for a cause
    D) to spoil the mood
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    Option A

    The two boys kept throwing stones because the other children were egging them on.
  6. Fan the flame
    A) to open
    B) to exaggerate
    C) to attenuate
    D) to aggravate
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    Option D

    We shouldn’t fan the flames where they don’t deserve to exist .
  7. Fish in troubled waters
    A) to fight till end
    B) to take advantage of difficulties of others
    C) to fight without support from others
    D) to be a benefactor
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    Option B

    She always fish in troubled waters.
  8. Fly in the face of
    A) to win laurels
    B) to suffer a defeat
    C) to defy or to withstand
    D) to be humble
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    Option C

    A need to fly in the face of convention
  9. Foot the bill
    A) bear expenses
    B) wave off loan
    C) pay someone’s else bill
    D) divide the bill
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    Option A

    Who’s going to foot the bill for all the repairs?
  10. For the rainy day
    A) excitement caused by victory
    B) excitement caused by rain
    C) precaution for emergency
    D) precaution for disease
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    Option C

    I’ve saved a little money for a rainy day.



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