English: Idioms and Phrases Set 47

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. Take something with a pinch of salt
    A) believing something with a doubt
    B) to take extra things
    C) to be disappointed
    D) to steal things
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    Option A
    Usage:

  2. From the horse’s mouth
    A) to lie
    B) from an authoritative or dependable source
    C) from a subordinate source
    D) gullible person
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    Option B
    Usage:
    This comes straight from the horse’s mouth, so it has to be believed.
  3. On the rocks
    A) likely to fail
    B) to feel very sad
    C) to act confident in a difficult situation
    D) to commit a fraud
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    Option A
    Usage:
    Their marriage is on the rocks.
  4. Going to the dogs
    A) reaching a bad state
    B) reaching success after much efforts
    C) very annoyed
    D) to sniff something wrong
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    Option A
    Usage:
    In the 1960s the country was fast going to the dogs.
  5. To kick the bucket
    A) to pass away
    B) to keep people away
    C) to kick someone out
    D) to lose a sustained share/position
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    Option A
    Usage:
    The old lady finally kicked the bucket.
  6. Pass the buck
    A) pass the knowledge
    B) to cross a certain limit
    C) pass the blame
    D) to act in a nonchalant manner
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    Option C
    Usage:
    Elected political leaders cannot pass the buck for crisis decisions to any alternative source of authority.
  7. Lay by the heels
    A) to be active
    B) to be lazy
    C) to imprison
    D) paralytic
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    Option C
    Usage:
    It was absolutely necessary to lay his murderer by the heels.
  8. Vexed question
    A) worth discussing
    B) much debated
    C) worthless
    D) outdated
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    Option B
    Usage:
    “Mercy killing should be granted or not” has become a vexed question.
  9. Under the rose
    A) secretly
    B) consciously
    C) favourable
    D) enjoyable
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    Option A
    Usage: He is selling confidential documents under the rose.
  10. Without rhyme or reason
    A) without much thinking
    B) without a poetry
    C) without worrying much
    D) without any justification
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    Option D
    Usage:
    Don’t shout at anyone without rhyme or reason.

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