English: Idioms and Phrases Set 43

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. Throw one’s hat over the wall
    A) to commit fully
    B) to stop trying
    C) to look from different perspective
    D) to hide things
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    Option A
    Usage:
    You will not succeed until you throw your hat over the wall.
  2. Hit a nerve
    A) to stimulate
    B) to upset someone
    C) to achieve the target
    D) to leave behind
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    Option B
    Usage:
    I think I hit a nerve with my comments about divorce
  3. Have been made
    A) to be exposed
    B) to spy
    C) ready-made
    D) to reveal a secret
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    Option A
    Usage:
    the police started chasing the thief as he had been made
  4. Pull something off
    A) succeed in achieving
    B) to break a deal
    C) to destroy
    D) to balance
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    Option A
    Usage:
    Do you think you can pull off this deal?
  5. Grist for the mill
    A) sceptical
    B) advantageous
    C) disadvantageous
    D) strong
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    Option B
    Usage:
    These seemingly useless data will be grist for the mill when he lodges a complaint.
  6. Street Arabs
    A) a wealthy person
    B) a powerful person
    C) common man
    D) a homeless person
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    Option D
    Usage:
    the street Arabs gave him an awful time
  7. Yeoman’s service
    A) pending work
    B) smart work
    C) excellent work
    D) hard work
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    Option C
    Usage:
    Sardar Patel did a Yeoman’s service by welding numberless states into one strong nation.
  8. Out and out
    A) completely
    B) out of the game
    C) partially
    D) out of station
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    Option A
    Usage:
    Neta ji Subhash Chander Bose was a patriot out and out.
  9. Quixotic project
    A) exciting project
    B) project making a lot of money
    C) foolish idea
    D) captivity of negativity
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    Option C
    Usage:
    Being not worldly wise he wasted all his money in quixotic projects
  10. Give a wide berth
    A) to welcome
    B) to applaud
    C) to motivate
    D) to avoid
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    Option D
    Usage:
    We should give a wide berth to selfish people.

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