Idioms and Phrases - Practice Set - 16

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. To cut your own throat

  1. to stop doing something
  2. to do something because you are angry
  3. to behave in a relaxed manner
  4. to allow someone to do something

2. Cook the books

  1. to record false information in the accounts of an organization
  2. to do something that spoils someone's plan
  3. to tell a false story
  4. to be very angry

3. Change your tune

  1. to listen to good music
  2. to do things that you are not willing to
  3. to change your opinion completely because it will bring you an advantage
  4. to pretend to be very friendly

4. Blue blood

  1. to swallow poison
  2. to be overly interested in someone
  3. to suddenly become jealous
  4. to belong to a family of the highest social class

5. Cut the crap

  1. an impolite way of telling someone to stop saying things that are not true
  2. to stop needing someone else to look after you
  3. to talk about something important
  4. to upset someone by criticizing them

6. He makes decision on the fly

  1. He decides quickly without any seriousness
  2. He decides with all seriousness
  3. He decides nonchalantly
  4. He is unwilling to decide

7. Follow suit

  1. Following someone's suit
  2. Suiting to someone
  3. Doing the same as someone else has just done
  4. Doing the same kind of mistake

8. Close shave

  1. Shaving very closely
  2. Miraculous escape
  3. Saving someone from danger
  4. Easy escape

9. At the crossroads

  1. At important point of a decision
  2. At an important point of journey
  3. At the important road of a journey
  4. At an important stage or decision

10. A pearl of wisdom

  1. A wise man
  2. An important piece of order
  3. An important piece of pearl
  4. An important piece of advice

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