English: Idioms and Phrases Set 38

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. Tool in the hands of
    A) to do physical work
    B) to exploit something
    C) under the authority of another
    D) to take revenge
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    Option C
    the whole legal system has become a tool in the hands of the politicians
  2. Throw mud at
    A) to threaten someone
    B) to make a low opinion of someone
    C) to give an open challenge to
    D) to scold someone in public
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    Option B
    companies should think carefully before slinging mud at someone who may respond with the libel action costing them crores of Rupees
  3. Think lightly
    A) to think after refreshing oneself
    B) not to be serious about a thing
    C) to enjoy
    D) to banter
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    Option B
    don’t think of your married life lightly
  4. Sheet anchor
    A) a dominant person
    B) a person who cannot be trusted
    C) a credulous person
    D) a person to be relied upon during emergency
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    Option D
    his uncle proved to be his sheet anchor after his father’s death
  5. The fourth estate
    A) the president’s house
    B) the royal palace
    C) the newspaper
    D) the press
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    Option D
    today the fourth estate can influence the court proceedings of any case
  6. Tall talk
    A) mature
    B) boasting
    C) to talk about one’s job
    D) talkative
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    Option B
    one of my friends is famous for his tall talks
  7. Take to one’s heels
    A) to walk slowly
    B) to back off
    C) to spoil
    D) to run away
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    Option D
    when the police came, the robber took to his heels
  8. Take the bull by the horns
    A) to try to do the impossible
    B) to challenge someone’s authority
    C) to face danger with courage
    D) to be cautious
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    Option C
    Bhagat Singh took the bull by the horns and bravely challenged the British Empire
  9. Take into one’s head
    A) to suddenly decide to do something
    B) to control someone’s mind
    C) to be mad about something
    D) to overthink
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    Option A
    it took into their heads to get married next Sunday
  10. Take an exception to
    A) to object
    B) to argue
    C) to be offended
    D) to be lazy
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    Option C
    she took exception to his joke.

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