Exercise No. 4.
Choose the correct meaning of the following idioms//idiomatic phrases out of the given alternatives
- Lock,stock and barrel.
- A. to wind up one’s business.
- B. To start a new business.
- C. Complete in all respects.
- D. To go on a long journey.
- Let bygones be bygones.
- A. To accord permission to go.
- B. To forbid anyone to go.
- C. To forget past actions and make a new start.
- D. To act in a negligent & careless way.
- Alma Mater.
- A. Great affection for mother.
- B. To make preliminary arrangements.
- C. To brood over past experience.
- D. Institution where one gets education.
- Loom Large.
- A. To start hosiery business.
- B. To make irrelevant remarks.
- C. To miss an important opportunity.
- D. Fear of some ensuing danger.
- Day in, day out.
- A. To wander during day time.
- B. To roam about at night.
- C. To work day and night.
- D. Daily without fail.
Answers: 1.C 2.C 3.D 4.D 5.D.
Exercise No. 5.
Choose the correct meaning of the following idioms//idiomatic phrases out of the given alternatives.
- To bury the hatchet.
- A. To raise a dispute with someone.
- B. To make agriculture as one’s profession.
- C. To forget old disputes and start new relations
- D. To make irrelevant remarks about someone.
- To hope against hope.
- A. To make a wrong decision.
- B. To have a great relations
- C. To expect an unexpected thing
- D. To give a false hope.
- Once in a blue moon.
- A. To stroll at night.
- B. Something happening rarely.
- C. To work at night.
- D. To be in search of an opportunity.
- To mince words
- A. To quarrel with some one.
- B. To make irritating remarks.
- C. To talk in an indirect way.
- D. To praise some one.
- A hard nut to crack.
- A. A difficult work to do.
- B. A nut which cannot be broken.
- C. To attempt an impossible job.
- D. A thing which cannot be obtained.
Answers:1.C. 2.C 3.B 4.C 5.A.
Exercise No. 6.
Out of four alternatives given for idioms/phrases underlined in the following sentences, choose one which expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
- A complete silence prevailed in the hall until the principal of the college broke the ice and started his lecture.
- A. Inaugurated the event
- B. Invited for light refreshment
- C. Entertained the invitees.
- D. ended the silence.
- Immediately on joining the office, the new boss brought to book all the employees creating indiscipline in the office and nipped the evil in the bud.
- A. Punished, stopped bad practices in the beginning.
- B. Recorded,awarded C.Created a precedent, awarded fine
- C. Noted down names, downgraded.
- D. Acted swiftly, demoted.
- All the employees put their heart and soul to achieve the targets of the institution.
- A. Paid enough donation.
- B. Made all out efforts
- C. Gave good suggestions.
- D. Fought with each other.
- When the new boss joined the office, the office affairs were at sixes and sevens.
- A. In a disarranged way.
- B. Working very efficiently
- C. Dispute among staff members.
- D. Shortage of funds.
5. After getting his promotion, Smith has been putting on airs these days.
- A. Putting on costly clothes.
- B. Travelling by air.
- C. Growing fatter.
- D. To brag about.
Answers: 1.D 2.A 3.B 4.A 5.D