English Aptitude Test Idioms and Phrases Part - 1

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Questions 1 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : When I saw him in the morning, he looked like a duck in a thunderstorm.

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entrapped

distressed

indomitable

peaceful

timid

Questions 2 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : Our school is within a stone's throw of the railway station.

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very far-off

with a certain radius

at a short distance

within a definite circumference

Questions 3 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : He burnt his fingers by interfering in his neighbour's affair.

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got himself into trouble

burnt himself

got himself insulted

got rebuked

Questions 4 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : He is not worth his salt if he fails at this juncture.

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very strange

very proud of himself

quite depressed

quite worthless

Questions 5 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : Mr. Gupta, who is one of the trustees of a big charity is suspected of feathering his own nest.

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being lazy in doing his work

being too generous

neglecting his job

making money unfairly

Questions 6 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : She exhibited remarkable sangfroid during the crisis.

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temper

irritation

composure

anger

Questions 7 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : Mrs. Hashmi has been in the blues fori last several weeks.

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abroad

unwell

depressed

lonely

Questions 8 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : All the political parties are tarred with the same brush.

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treated equally

profess the same policies

have the same merits

possess the same defects

Questions 9 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : Let us admit that we could not heap coals of fire on his head.

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bum him alive

agitate him

make him feel sorry by retiming good for evil

put him to shame

Questions 10 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : Almost everybody has art eye on the main chance.

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waits for the appropriate time

thinks of outwitting his rival

looks for better prospects

looks after his own welfare

Questions 11 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : For the first week, the apprentice felt like a fish out of water:

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frustrated

homeless

disappointed

uncomfortable

Questions 12 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : His friends failed to see why he should ride the high horse just because he had won an election.

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become abnormal

appear arrogant

indulge in dreams

hate others

Questions 13 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : The General Manager of this industry is a host in himself:

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eats too much

independent of others

capable of doing as much as a number of ordinary persons

very hospitable

Questions 14 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : The cooperation and esprit de corps between the soldiers and the officers was directly responsible for their victory.

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bravery

loyalty

subordination

unity

Questions 15 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : It is out of the question for only one to have a quiet meal with a set of ultras around him.

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unthinkable

impossible

unbecoming

indecent

Questions 16 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : The company has been handed over to new masters, lock, stock and barrel.

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completely

financially

administratively

partially

Questions 17 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : The study of insects was a fascinating pursuit for him.

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anthropology

zoology

etymology

entomology

Questions 18 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : Believe me, I am all at sea.

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out of reach

very happy

puzzled

drowning

Questions 19 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : It is evident from the minister's statement that heads will roll.

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transfers will take place

people will die

dismissals will occur

heads of department will have to repent

Questions 20 of 20

Question:Choose the exact meaning of the idioms/phrases : I saw him make a wry face.

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abuse

feel sick

cry with pain

show disappointment