English: Idioms and Phrases Set 42

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. Down and out
    A) poverty
    B) lacking respect
    C) lacking resources
    D) unavoidable
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    Option C
    Usage:
    he was down and out when his factory was burnt to the ground
  2. Few and far between
    A) rare
    B) long way
    C) infinity
    D) narrow view
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    Option A
    Usage:
    the houses in this remote village are few and far between
  3. Foul play
    A) a long game
    B) treachery
    C) overdue
    D) smart
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    Option B
    Usage:
    foul play destroys the fun of life
  4. Get into a scrape
    A) serious thinking
    B) a bait
    C) difficult situation
    D) to enjoy superiority
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    Option C
    Usage:
    by signing the bond he will get into a scrape
  5. Cast a slur
    A) to bring into light
    B) to give another chance
    C) to run away
    D) to bring disgrace
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    Option D
    Usage:
    taking bribe will cast a slur on the honour of your family
  6. Call names
    A) unanimous
    B) to abuse
    C) to have a nick name
    D) to transfer
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    Option B
    Usage:
    he has a bad habit of calling names
  7. By dint of
    A) by chance of
    B) by means of
    C) by authority of
    D) strain
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    Option B
    Usage:
    you can succeed by dint of hard work only
  8. Cheek by jowl
    A) close together
    B) melancholy
    C) fortunate
    D) satisfied
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    Option A
    Usage:
    many poor people live cheek by jowl in a small room
  9. Come to a pass
    A) cross the hurdle
    B) come to an understanding
    C) difficult situation
    D) easy situation
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    Option C
    Usage:
    the accident came to a pass due to negligence of the driver
  10. Assume airs
    A) to feel inferior
    B) to reveal a secret
    C) to pretend superiority
    D) to be confused
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    Option C
    Usage:
    after becoming an IAS officer, he has assumer airs

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