English Aptitude Test Idioms and Phrases Part - 7

Total Questions:20 Total Time: 45 Min



Questions 1 of 20

Question:Mixed Questions : In a delicate state

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hanging in balance

hanging in fire

looming large

hanging by a hair

Questions 2 of 20

Question:Mixed Questions : At bottom

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at last

in the end

from beneath


Questions 3 of 20

Question:Mixed Questions : In abeyance

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in absence

in no time

in a nutshell

in suspension

Questions 4 of 20

Question:Mixed Questions : With might and main

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big blow

hard blow

with full vigour


Questions 5 of 20

Question:Mixed Questions : In a jam

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in trouble



Questions 6 of 20

Question:Mixed Questions : To get at

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to reach

to advance

to proceed

to escape

Questions 7 of 20

Question:Will o' the wisp.

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anything which eludes or deceives

to act in a childish way

to act in a foolish way

to have desires unbacked by efforts

Questions 8 of 20

Question:To give/get the bird.

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to get the awaited

to have good luck

to send away

to get the impossible

Questions 9 of 20

Question:To cast pearls before a swine.

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to spend recklessly

to spend a lot of money on the upkeep of domestic hogs

to waste money over trifles

to offer to a person a thing which he can-not appreciate

Questions 10 of 20

Question:To bring one's eggs to a bad market.

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to face a humiliating situation

to bring one's commodities to a market where there is no demand for them

to show one's talents before an audience which is incapable of appreciating them

to fail in one's plans because one goes to the wrong people for help

Questions 11 of 20

Question:To take the bull by the horns.

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to punish a person severely for his arrogance

to grapple courageously with a difficulty that lies in our way

to handle it by fierce attack

to bypass the legal process and take action according to one's own whims

Questions 12 of 20

Question:To take with a grain of salt.

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to take with some reservation

to take with total disbelief

to take wholeheartedly

to take seriously

Questions 13 of 20

Question:To take the wind out of another's sails.

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to manoeuvre or to mislead another on the high seas

to cause harm to another

to defeat the motives of another

to anticipate another and to gain advantage over him

Questions 14 of 20


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hard discipline

in difficulties

Questions 15 of 20

Question:The pros and cons.

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for and against a thing

foul and fair

good and evil

former and latter

Questions 16 of 20

Question:To cool one's heels.

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to rest for some time

to give no importance to someone

to remain in a comfortable position

to be kept waiting for some time

Questions 17 of 20

Question:The boy turned a deaf ear to the pleadings of all his well-wishers.

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listened carefully

was deadiy opposed

posed indifference

did not pay any attention

Questions 18 of 20

Question:Sumit had to look high and low before he could find his scooter key.

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Questions 19 of 20

Question:We should give a wide berth to bad characters.

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keep away from

publicly condemn

give publicly to

not sympathise with

Questions 20 of 20

Question:The popularity of the yesteryears' superstar is on the wane.

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growing more

at its peak

growing less

at rockbottom