Which best Expresses the Meaning of the Idiom\Phrase :

Directions: In the following ten questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom\phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom\phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

  1. He advised her to give a wide berth to malicious people.
    (a) pay more attention to                     (c) give a large bed to
    (b) to stay away from                            (d) share her seat with
  2. Shyam Prasad was a chip of the old block.
    (a) Someone similar in character to one’s father
    (b) an experienced old man
    (c) a being of the old generation
    (d) a common boy of the locality
  3. If the speaker continues with his boring speech, the audience will probably voter with their feet.
    (a) kick him out                                       (c) show their disapproval
    (b) stop him from speaking                  (d) choose him as leader
  4. Sunil’s dog in a manger attitude did not help to settle the matter.
    (a) cold                     (b) warm                (c) selfless                     (d) selfish
  5. He was punished for taking French leave.
    (a) giving lame excuse                             (c) leaving without intimation
    (b) being absent without permission   (d) resigning without giving notice
  6. He worked hard to feather his nest.
    (a) decorate his home                              (c) provide for his home need
    (b) trap birds                                             (d) be the envy of others
  7. Tripti gave her report quoting chapter and verse.
    (a) spoke like a preacher                        (c) taught like a teacher
    (b) provided minute details                   (d) referred to religious books
  8. My father is undoubtedly an arm-chair critic.
    (a) someone who never gives advice
    (b) someone who gives advice based on practice not theory
    (c) someone who gives advice based on theory not practice
    (d) someone who gives advice based on experience
  9. Russel Peters really bought the house down with his spectacular performance at the Club yesterday.
    (a) pulled down a building                   (c) passed a bill unanimously
    (b) defamed a family                             (d) amused the audience greatly
  10. I threw up my cards for want of funds.
    (a) gave up my plan                               (c) gambled all my money
    (b) put my whole income at stake      (d) looked out for help
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 27th October 2015 in English.
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1 Answer(s)
  1. Answer: (b) to stay away from

  2. Answer: (c) a being of the old generation
  3. Answer:  (c) show their disapproval
  4. Answer: (d) selfish
  5. Answer: (b) being absent without permission
  6. Answer: (c) provide for his own needs
  7. Answer: (c) provide minute details someone 
  8. Answer: (c) who gives advice based on theory not practice
  9. Answer: (d) amused the audience greatly
  10. Answer: (d) looked out for help
Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 28th October 2015.
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