English: Idioms and Phrases Set 33

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. 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.
  2. A leap in the dark
    A) to get wounded
    B) random guess
    C) unusual behaviour
    D) mistake that can’t be rectified
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    Option B
    Usage:

    I had very little information about the company, so writing to them was a bit of a leap in the dark.
  3. Make no bones
    A) without offence
    B) to be practical
    C) to be honest
    D) to be unemotional
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    Option C
    Usage:

    He made no bones about how bad he thought the food was.
  4. Head to toe
    A) deliberately
    B) continuously
    C) often
    D) completely
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    Option D
    Usage:

    She was tall and thin, and dressed head to toe in black.
  5. A shot in the arm
    A) an encouraging stimulus
    B) small trouble
    C) to guess
    D) an obstacle
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    Option A
    Usage:

    Winning this award is a big shot in the arm for our students.
  6. Man of the world
    A) trustworthy person
    B) highly experienced of life
    C) person fond of travelling
    D) a liar
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    Option B
    Usage:

    I value Robert’s advice because he’s a man of the world and can provide good insight into the customs of high society.
  7. Blot on the landscape
    A) source of light
    B) stain on a cloth
    C) a ray of hope
    D) something that spoils a situation
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    Option D
    Usage:

    Although many people say that they want clean energy, they argue that miles of turbines on wind farms are a blot on the landscape.
  8. 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.
  9. To the fore
    A) position of prominence
    B) to the brim
    C) to take the lead
    D) to lack behind
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    Option A
    Usage:

    Whenever he is challenged, his stubbornness comes to the fore.
  10. Made light of
    A) treated it lightly
    B) carried with
    C) made judgement
    D) did not hear
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    Option A
    Usage:

    I wish you wouldn’t make light of his problems.

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