English: Idioms and Phrases Set 46

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 in the mouth
    A) fill mouth with food
    B) filled with melancholy
    C) filled with happiness
    D) dumb
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    Option B
    Usage:
    Tim’s looking very down in the mouth.
  2. Draw the long bow
    A) to assume superiority
    B) to be subordinate
    C) to exaggerate
    D) to be a sycophant
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    Option C
    Usage:
    I am tempted to be naughty and make you laugh; but I won’t draw the long bow.
  3. Dutch courage
    A) bravery under alcoholic influence
    B) bravery under every circumstance
    C) a fake show of courage
    D) pretence
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    Option A
    Usage:
    Dutch courage makes them feel so much more confident.
  4. Will o’ the wisp
    A) desperate
    B) an unattainable goal
    C) as per one’s choice
    D) punctual
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    Option B
    Usage:
    Making her accept the proposal is will o’ the wisp.
  5. Ride coattails
    A) to use connection to get succeeded
    B) to make someone fool
    C) to hire a professional
    D) to make a huge amount of money
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    Option A
    Usage:
    I don’t think he would get promoted without riding his boss’s coattails.
  6. Gall and wormwood
    A) friendly
    B) frank
    C) bitterness
    D) strict
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    Option C
    Usage:
    Ever since I lost the election for school president, I only feel gall and wormwood when I think of my unworthy opponent.
  7. Go all out
    A) to be defunct
    B) to put utmost energy
    C) to go bankrupt
    D) to lose business
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    Option B
    Usage:
    The company went all out for Sam’s retirement party, making it a gala affair and sparing no expense.
  8. Tongue in cheek
    A) conceal
    B) admonish
    C) ironic
    D) in agreement
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    Option C
    Usage:
    She explained, tongue in cheek, that he was busy with housecleaning.
  9. Mend fences
    A) to do a difficult task
    B) to make amends to the wrongs done
    C) to improve poor relations
    D) to concentrate on present rather than past
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    Option C
    Usage:
    Angelena is trying to mend fences with her dad.
  10. Beggar description
    A) poor account of something
    B) can’t be described
    C) described by beggar
    D) beggar’s description
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    Option B
    Usage:
    The house was a horrible mess. The place beggared description.

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