English: Idioms and Phrases Set 37

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. Without rhyme or reason
    A) without much thinking
    B) without a poetry
    C) without worrying much
    D) without any justification
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    Option D
    don’t shout at anyone without rhyme or reason
  2. Win laurels
    A) win at an interstate competition
    B) win at an intrastate competition
    C) to be appalled
    D) win honours
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    Option D
    Sachin won laurels for India
  3. Wild Goose chase
    A) to work hard
    B) to go through any difficulty that may come across
    C) useless efforts
    D) useful efforts
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    Option C
    Pakistan’s efforts to grab Kashmir have proved to be a wild goose chase
  4. Wear a long face
    A) to look gloomy
    B) to fake one’s appearance
    C) to be tired
    D) to look glad
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    Option A
    inspite of losing his job, he did not wear a long face
  5. Vexed question
    A) worth discussing
    B) much debated
    C) worthless
    D) outdated
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    Option B
    “Mercy killing should be granted or not” has become a vexed question
  6. Under the thumb of
    A) under suspicion
    B) in a comfortable environment
    C) to regard with contempt
    D) completely under one’s power
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    Option D
    he is under the thumb of his mother and does not listen to the problems of his wife
  7. Under a cloud
    A) safe
    B) a secret meeting
    C) under suspicion
    D) under one’s control
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    Option C
    ever since the rumours of corruption started, the former Chief Minister has been under a cloud
  8. Under the rose
    A) secretly
    B) consciously
    C) favourable
    D) enjoyable
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    Option A
    he is selling confidential documents under the rose
  9. Turn the tables
    A) to make someone feel comfortable
    B) to favour an influential person
    C) to change the situation completely
    D) to be subordinate
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    Option C
    the ruling party had an easy victory in the last Lok Sabha election but inflation and corruption have totally turned the table
  10. Turn one’s coat
    A) to change one’s project
    B) to be comfortable
    C) to change one’s party
    D) to be loyal to
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    Option D
    some people are so ambitious that they often turn their coat

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