English: Idioms and Phrases Set 27

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. Set at naught
    A) to disregard
    B) to set a limit
    C) to irritate
    D) infallible
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    Option A
    Usage:

    Your efforts are set at naught by those beneath you
  2. See through
    A) very near
    B) opaque
    C) far sightedness
    D) comprehend
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    Option D
    Usage:
    he can see through her lies and deceptions
  3. Set one’s teeth on edge
    A) to take someone to dentist
    B) to have bleeding teeth
    C) to irritate someone
    D) to bite someone
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    Option C
    Usage:
    That whining voice of hers always sets my teeth on edge.
  4. Go to rack and ruin
    A) to assume superiority
    B) to amend the wrongs done
    C) to go back in time
    D) to decay or get destroyed
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    Option D
    Usage:
    That lovely old house on the corner is going to go to rack and ruin.
  5. Gall and wormwood
    A) a problem
    B) hateful
    C) useless
    D) hard to digest
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    Option B
    Usage:
    Prohibition is a gall and wormwood to distillers.
  6. Once for all
    A) conclusively
    B) unitedly
    C) rarely
    D) frequently
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    Option A
    Usage:
    I’m going to get this place organized once and for all
  7. Left handed compliment
    A) a well wisher
    B) an indirect compliment
    C) a compliment with some reserve
    D) an insult disguised as a compliment
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    Option D
    Usage:
    She said she liked my hair, but it turned out to be a left-handed compliment when she asked how long I’d been dyeing it .
  8. Mother wit
    A) close to one’s mother
    B) common sense
    C) motherly nature
    D) mother’s hard work
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    Option B
    Usage:
    The police lacked the mother wit of city people
  9. A man of letter
    A) an artistic person
    B) a person with good writing skills
    C) a confident person
    D) a learned person
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    Option D
    Usage:
    He wished to fashion for himself a career as a man of letters
  10. Oily tongue
    A) speaking without thinking much
    B) given to pleasure of eating
    C) flattering words
    D) disgusting words
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    Option C
    Usage:
    She has an oily tongue, but bad heart.

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