English: Idioms and Phrases Set 39

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. In the air
    A) in people’s thoughts
    B) in open
    C) disappear
    D) free from guilt
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    Option A
    news of his cold blooded murder is very much in the air
  2. Down in the dumps
    A) depressed
    B) lost
    C) garbage
    D) failed efforts
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    Option A
    he is down in the dumps after his father’s death
  3. In the family way
    A) to treat someone kindly
    B) get together
    C) aggressive
    D) pregnant
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    Option D
    she has applied for leave as she is in the family way
  4. Get down to brass tacks
    A) to start working hard
    B) with retrospective effect
    C) discuss the realities
    D) discuss matters of insignificance
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    Option C
    the ruling party finally got down to brass tacks last week
  5. In the twinkling of an eye
    A) to be special
    B) in no time
    C) indefinite time
    D) suspect something wrong
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    Option B
    the house came down in the twinkling of an eye
  6. Hold the fort
    A) to stand firm on one’s position
    B) to influence
    C) to backfire
    D) to run away
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    Option A
    our soldiers held the fort and proved their vaylor
  7. Hot water
    A) quick
    B) confused
    C) eager
    D) troubled
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    Option D
    your cousin is in hot water due to his controversial speech
  8. Egg on
    A) unanimously
    B) continuously
    C) to make a sudden plan
    D) urge someone to do something, generally wrong
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    Option D
    he egged me on to drive faster
  9. Put off
    A) postponed
    B) cancelled
    C) advanced
    D) announced
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    Option A
    the meeting has been put off indefinitely
  10. Over head and ears
    A) carefully
    B) completely
    C) brilliantly
    D) cautiously
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    Option B
    Helena was over head and ears in love with Demetrius

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