Directions (1-10): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer sheet.
(b) Melancholy and low-spirited
(a) Talk about one’s profession
Q5. Wear one’s heart on one’s sleeve
(c) An impracticable plan
Q7. To get into hot waters
(a) To suffer a financial loss
(d) To be in a confused state of mind
Q8. Something up one’s sleeve
(a) To deal with a person who is more than one’s match
(b) To catch a dangerous person
(c) To trap a wanted criminal with great difficulty
(d) To meet with disaster
Sol. In the blues-feelings of melancholy, sadness, or depression.
Sol. See eye to eye -be in full agreement.
Sol. Talk shop-discuss matters concerning one’s work, especially at a social occasion when this is inappropriate.
Sol. Bad blood -unpleasant feelings or animosity between people.
Sol. Wear one’s heart on one’s sleeve -to display one’s feelings openly and habitually, rather than keep them private
Sol. A pipe dream- a wish or an idea that is impossible to achieve or carry out
Sol. To get into hot waters -to get into trouble
Sol. Something up one’s sleeve -to have a secret plan that you can surprise someone with
Sol. To catch a tartar -To encounter or be forced to reckon with someone or something that proves more powerful, troublesome, or formidable than one expected.
Sol. take a dig at someone-to insult or pester someone