English: Idioms and Phrases Set 34

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. Beggar description
    A) poor account of something
    B) can’t be described
    C) described by beggar
    D) beggar’s description
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    Option B

    The house was a horrible mess. The place beggared description.
  2. Be down and out
    A) be destitute
    B) fight
    C) be tipsy
    D) faint
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    Option C
  3. Work like a trojan
    A) work very hard
    B) face difficulties while working
    C) to take trouble
    D) to copy someone’s work
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    Option A

    He worked like a trojan/dog all day to finish the wallpapering.
  4. Make bricks without straw
    A) to do impossible
    B) to just do the talking
    C) out of resources
    D) to do the right thing
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    Option A

    Writing a report without the current data is making bricks without straw.
  5. Head the ball
    A) powerful person
    B) mentally unstable person
    C) to transfer
    D) to dismiss from service
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    Option B
    I can’t believe that head the ball is going to be the new Taoiseach.
  6. Sweeping statement
    A) rash statement
    B) generalised statement
    C) thoughtless statement
    D) thoughtful statement
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    Option B
    It was impossible to confirm such a sweeping statement, but it certainly made sense.
  7. A quid pro pro
    A) to give up
    B) to do something in return for something
    C) to take revenge
    D) selfless service
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    Option B

    Our company has a specific policy against quid pro quo, to prevent unfair treatment and harassment.
  8. To pull weight
    A) to do gymnastics
    B) to do a fair share of work
    C) a blemish
    D) to impress people by talent
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    Option B

    In a busy restaurant, everyone has to pull their weight.
  9. A prophet of doom
    A) pessimistic
    B) optimistic
    C) godman
    D) hopeful
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    Option A

    Don’t tell Rodney about your new plan—he’s such a prophet of doom that he’ll completely kill your motivation.
  10. A cry in wilderness
    A) unpleasant situation
    B) to cry in happiness
    C) to cry in vain
    D) to cry in laughter
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    Option C

    It was a cry in wilderness. Nothing came out of it. No ice was cut.



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38 Thoughts to “English: Idioms and Phrases Set 34”

  1. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

    Thanku AZ :))

    1. Sindabad

      U ko bankersadda pr kb se dhund rha tha?

      1. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

        who r u ?? hanji kaho .. bohot time se ne gae waha mai :))

        1. Sindabad

          your troller 😛
          jo tujhe ba pr miss kr rh tha.
          kehna wehna kuch nhi h,,. TC

          1. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

            acha :))

            ne yr bohot time ho gaye ne gae mai 🙂
            heheh chalo kuch log hai jo miss bhi krte meko ko 😀 😀

          2. Sindabad

            kuch… kl sab log miss kr rhe the… i am outside, ghar pahuch kr screenshort deta hu tujhe .. kl wale post ka…

          3. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

            HMM 🙂 byee tk care 🙂

          4. ↗⬆↖???????↗⬇↖

            mai to badly missing u

          5. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)


          6. ↩⬆↪EKLAVYA ↩⬆↪

            Kb aaoge aap
            Aaja sajan aaaja
            St me marks kitne aa rhe mam rrb os1?

          7. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

            mere aane na aane se farak ne padna chahiye kisi ko b waise :))

            marks abhi low hai , as ST’s tough hai is baar 🙂

          8. Pooja?P.O. ??2017????

            Kon sa de ri ho

          9. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

            grade up

          10. Pooja?P.O. ??2017????

            Kitne st h

          11. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

            i have choosed combo for myself …jisme 20 for each hai rrb and po pre and for mains

          12. Pooja?P.O. ??2017????

            Ok ..abi kitne bn jate h tumhare st me

          13. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

            45 tk aa rhe ..let see aaage 🙂

          14. Pooja?P.O. ??2017????

            Level bi high hoga so ..ho jayege aage bi inc..lage raho

          15. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

            Hmm exactly.. U bhi ??

          16. Pooja?P.O. ??2017????

            Yaha to score card abi failure hi show krta h?

          17. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

            Koe nahi notification aane se pehle jaan laga ke padho.. Sab acha hoga dear ??

          18. Pooja?P.O. ??2017????

            Yes thnks ☺

          19. ↩⬆↪EKLAVYA ↩⬆↪

            Heain kaunsi tuogh hai ggg PM Se to lower hi hoga
            Just joking Ba pe aane Se wo bhi discuss pe kya fyada hua hai
            Achha hai Jo dur hai aap
            Waise aapke chahne wale bahut hai ??

          20. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

            hehehe sab moh maya hai , selection lena hai bs ye imp hai sirf mere liye :))

            waha bakloli krne walo ki kaun si kami hai jo meri yaad aa rhi sabko 😀 😀

          21. ↩⬆↪EKLAVYA ↩⬆↪

            As we saw a fan of yours here
            Aare YAAR padho knha bkloli me fansa diya aapko
            Gdd nitttt
            Marks bata dijiye cp /grand?

          22. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

            CP abhi li Nae. grade up ki de rhi 45tk aaye bs.. Rrb. Me

          23. ↩⬆↪EKLAVYA ↩⬆↪

            Achha to hai

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  3. Mera bhi din ayega :)))

    Ty az

  4. yuvi

    thanku swati mam.

  5. kumkum ahuja

    ty az:)



  7. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)



    TY AZ

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