English: Idioms and Phrases Set 40

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. Fancy price
    A) costly
    B) cheap
    C) at any cost
    D) invaluable
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    Option C
    I have paid a fancy price for this ordinary pen
  2. Democle’s sword
    A) a piece of art
    B) constant threat
    C) powerful
    D) courageous
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    Option B
    The threat of a cut in funding is hanging over the Opera House like a sword of Damocles.
  3. Fabian policy
    A) deliberate slow policy
    B) a well defined plan
    C) theoretical
    D) unimplemented
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    Option A
    Your Fabian policy will cost lives, time, and money
  4. Cut a sorry figure
    A) to make an excuse
    B) to violate the law
    C) to prove yourself right
    D) to give a poor show
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    Option D
    She cut a sorry figure in his maiden speech
  5. Judas kiss
    A) hatred
    B) false love
    C) forced love
    D) long kiss
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    Option B
    Chris received a Judas kiss from Charlotte
  6. Kangaroo court
    A) legal court at a lower level
    B) illegal court
    C) court comprising 5 judges
    D) court comprising 10 judges
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    Option B
    The rebels set up a kangaroo court and condemned the prisoners to summary execution
  7. Have finger in the pie
    A) to be at a safe place
    B) to have a fair share of money
    C) to be involved in something illegal
    D) to be involved in something
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    Option D
    Tess wants to have a finger in the pie. She doesn’t think we can do it by ourselves
  8. Green room
    A) lounge reserved for VIPs
    B) lounge for the performers to get ready
    C) green house for the plants to grow
    D) room without a window
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    Option B
    The Shakespearian actors waited in the green room
  9. In the blues
    A) overloaded
    B) special
    C) depressed
    D) festive
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    Option C
    I don’t know what it is, but I am always in the blues on Sundays.
  10. Mare’s nest
    A) common sense
    B) false invention
    C) great invention
    D) place to hide
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    Option B
    A much vaunted discovery later turned out to be a mare’s nest

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