English: Idioms and Phrases Set 31

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. Foul play
    A) a draw
    B) embezzlement
    C) treachery
    D) game
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    Option C

    The police investigating the death suspect foul play.
  2. Gain ground
    A) to take more space
    B) to progress
    C) to bribe
    D) to win
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    Option B

    Our new product is gaining ground against that of our competitor.
  3. Give cold shoulder
    A) to be careless
    B) to be serious
    C) pay no attention to
    D) to be rude
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    Option C

    Our town council has given the cold shoulder to a proposal to build a public swimming pool.
  4. Give up the ghost
    A) to die
    B) reveal secret
    C) fearless
    D) fearful
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    Option A

    He had not been to town since spring because his car had given up the ghost.
  5. Wool gathering
    A) difficulty surviving
    B) to collate
    C) to engage in daydreaming
    D) to gather wool
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    Option C

    He had grown up but his woolgathering habit had not worn out.
  6. Greenhorn
    A) jealous person
    B) smart person
    C) inexperienced person
    D) a veteran
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    Option C
    The greenhorn who joined the softball team needs a lot of practice.
  7. Hang in balance
    A) balanced
    B) to die
    C) be uncertain
    D) lose money
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    Option C

    With thousands of jobs hanging in the balance, there’s a lot of competition to attract new factories.
  8. Harp on the same string
    A) to be stuck
    B) to be of same nature
    C) to keep on talking on same topic
    D) to keep arguing repeatedly
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    Option C

    Mark is always harping on the same string about how little money he makes.
  9. Heart to heart
    A) anxiously
    B) lively
    C) nicely
    D) frankly
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    Option D

    We need to talk heart to heart about her coming marriage.
  10. Himalayan blunder
    A) at top
    B) a serious mistake
    C) huge victory
    D) embezzlement
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    Option B

    It was a Himalayan blunder on the part of Indian Government to refer the Kashmir issue to the U.N.O.



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