English: Idioms and Phrases Set 32

 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. Hold water
    A) to hold a glass of water
    B) to stand up to critical examination
    C) to stay firm
    D) to be easily duped
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    Option B
    Usage:

    Most of the arguments put forward by our opponents simply do not hold water.
  2. In doldrums
    A) to be in tears
    B) to fake illness
    C) to be depressed
    D) to take a long leave
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    Option C
    Usage:

    He’s usually in the doldrums in the winter.
  3. In embryo
    A) complicated
    B) immature
    C) interesting
    D) difficulty
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    Option B
  4. In a fix
    A) difficult mental state
    B) failure
    C) victory
    D) to fix wrongs done in the past
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    Option A
    Usage:

    I really got myself into a fix. I owe a lot of money on my taxes.
  5. In the jaws of
    A) in the teeth
    B) angrily
    C) in the grip of
    D) strictly
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    Option C
  6. Keep an open table
    A) to suffer indefinitely
    B) secrecy
    C) to be honest
    D) to entertain all
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    Option D
  7. Keep the pot boiling
    A) angry for long time
    B) to keep going on actively
    C) to keep working hard
    D) to be victorious
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    Option B
    Usage:

    a home win over Sheffield kept the pot boiling
  8. Touch and go
    A) quickly
    B) uncertain outcome
    C) at the last moment
    D) blind follower
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    Option B
    Usage:

    Jane had a serious operation, and everything was touch-and-go for two days after her surgery.
  9. Yellow bellied
    A) extremely timid
    B) extremely sick
    C) extremely tired
    D) one who bullies other people
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    Option A
    Usage:

    You’re a load of yellow-bellied fools, too frightened to stand up for what you believe in!
  10. Hold one’s ground
    A) to be protective
    B) to be afraid
    C) to be not able to speak
    D) to stand firm
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     Option D
    Usage: 

    Hold/Stand one’s ground
    The small, poorly armed band of guerrillas stood their ground against an overwhelming attacking force.

 

 

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