English: Idioms and Phrases Set 36

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. Stick one’s neck out
    A) to be decisive
    B) to act like an intruder
    C) to take a risk
    D) to stay away from a matter
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    Option C
    Why should I stick my neck out to do something for her?
  2. To cut one’s teeth
    A) to harm oneself
    B) to gain experience
    C) to harm others
    D) to be angry
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    Option B
    He cut his teeth on magazine editing.
  3. Out at the elbows
    A) freedom
    B) to be afraid
    C) beyond one’s powers to describe
    D) lacking money
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    Option D
    When we last saw Phil he was out at the elbows.
  4. Turn your hand at something
    A) to slap someone
    B) to begin working on something
    C) ability to do impossible
    D) to work hard
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    Option B
    After finishing the book, he couldn’t wait to turn his hand to building his sailboat.
  5. A fair crack of the whip
    A) to remove a misapprehension
    B) have a lively time
    C) to captive someone unexpectedly
    D) an equal chance to do something
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    Option D
    It’s only right that all the candidates should be given a fair crack of the whip.
  6. All agog
    A) upset
    B) restless
    C) inadequate description
    D) amazed
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    Option D
    The audience was all agog as the speaker recounted tales of his experience as a stunt car driver.
  7. A pipe dream
    A) invite trouble unnecessarily
    B) an impractical plan
    C) in hurried disorder
    D) a fulfilled dream
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    Option B
    Many say that achieving world peace is a pipe dream.
  8. Snap one’s fingers at
    A) treat with contempt
    B) to carry on a contest regardless of consequences
    C) to be anxious
    D) practical experience
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    Option A
    She snapped her fingers at the rumour about their bankruptcy.
  9. Queer fish
    A) strange person
    B) restless person
    C) credulous person
    D) credible person
    View Answer
    Option A
    I met a queer fish at the Imperial Boxing Club.
  10. At sea
    A) expanded
    B) experienced
    C) confused
    D) liberty
    View Answer
    Option C
    she felt at sea on the first day of school.

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48 Thoughts to “English: Idioms and Phrases Set 36”

  1. Marry..

    A mixture of 30 litres contains milk and water in the ratio 7 : 3. 10 litres of the mixture is taken out and replaced with pure milk and the same operation is repeated one more time. Find the final ratio of milk to water in the mixture.?????

    1. sharabi

      total 24…….6….=30
      again less -7……-3=10
      add pure milk+10……….0=10
      final.. 27……………..3

      1. Swati

        In the second operation you cannot subtract 7 from milk and 3 from water because the ratio of milk and water has changed.
        24:6= 4:1
        Therefore you will subtract (4/5)*10 quantity from milk and (1/5)*10 from water which will give milk 16 litres and water 4 litres. Add 10 lt to milk now which will give total 26 lt. So the final ratio will be 26:4= 13:2

        1. sharabi

          Yes. Got it thank u mam:)

      2. Swati

        Also, we have a direct formula for these type of questions.

      3. sharabi

        Thanku mod for correction

    2. Swati

      Final ratio = 13:2


      MILK:WATER=7:3=10 UNIT
      3::::::::::::2 (10/30=1/3)

    4. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

      13:2 ans


    Time taken by A alone to finish a piece of work is 60% more than that taken by A and B together to finish the same piece of work.C is twice as efficent as B.If B and C together can complete the same piece of work in 13 1/3 days,in how many days can A alone finish the same piece of work??(SBI PO PRE 30.04.2017)

    1. Swati

      Let C completes work in x days, then B will complete same work in 2x days. So,
      1/x + 1/2x = 3/40
      x = 20 so B does the work in 40 days.
      Let A+B complete work in y days. So A will take 16y/10 days to complete the same work. So,
      10/16y + 1/40 = 1/y
      y = 15
      So A alone finish the same piece of work in 16*15/10 = 24 days


        TY MAM

        1. Swati

          Oh I didn’t see the solution you attached with it!


            OHKK KOI NA MAM


    The following bar graph shows the time taken to drain out completely-filled tanks at 1m3/min. Read the given data carefully and answer the questions that follow-
    1)Tank A after reducing its capacity by 30%, is filled by pipes X & Y together in such a way that when the tank is half filled, the rate of flow of water in pipe Y is quadrupled. The ratio of time taken to fill the 2nd half of the reduced capacity tank to the time taken to completely fill the reduced capacity tank is 1 : 4. If the product of
    flow rates of pipes X & Y in normal condition is 32, then in how much time will the tank fill completely?
    28 minutes
    24 minutes
    14 minutes
    12 minutes
    None of these

  4. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)


  5. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)


  6. Suvreen

    Thnk yu !:)

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