Idioms and Phrases - Practice Set - 14

Directions: In the questions given below, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Click on the option given under each question which you think best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.


1. Be over the hill

  1. To be on a mountain top
  2. To travel in the jungle
  3. To be too old to do things
  4. To do something in the most complete way

2. Bite your tongue

  1. To stop yourself from saying something because it would be better not to
  2. To bite off your tongue while eating
  3. To feel sorry
  4. To ask someone something that you want

3. Turn a blind eye

  1. To run away
  2. To begin to behave in a more positive manner
  3. To change a situation
  4. To choose to ignore behaviour that you know is wrong

4. Yellow journalism

  1. Paid storytelling
  2. Government reports published in yellow coloured papers
  3. Writings in newspapers that try to influence people’s opinion by using strong language and false information
  4. Journalism which agrees completely with the policies of the governments and capitalists

5. To be in seventh heaven

  1. To fly in the air
  2. To be extremely happy
  3. To be completely alone
  4. To visit a place which is in the list of the seven wonders of the world

6. A dark horse

  1. A black coloured horse
  2. A person who wins a race or competition although no one expected him to
  3. A person who keeps secrets
  4. An ignorant person

7. A show-stopper

  1. Someone who stops the show
  2. Someone who organises the show
  3. A performance that is extremely good
  4. A fashionable person

8. A jack of all trades

  1. Someone who has many skills
  2. A confident and not very serious young man
  3. Someone who has hit the jackpot
  4. A great businessman

9. Fight tooth and nail

  1. To quarrel with someone
  2. To attack someone with a lot of force
  3. To try hard to prevent something happening
  4. To try very hard to achieve something

10. Fair and square

  1. In an honest way
  2. In a critical way
  3. Neither very good nor very bad
  4. In a foolish way

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