Directions (1-5): Four alternatives are given for the Idioms/Phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of Idiom/Phrase
Q1. A green harm
(a) A new fellow
(b) Contrary to inclination
(d) A happy person
Q2. Stand in
(d) To pay
Q3. At the drop of a hat
(a) At once
(b) To be paid
(c) To be attracted
(d) To reserve
Q4. Make a pile
(a) Make fortune
(b) To be arrogant
(c) To provoke
(d) Supply with enough space
Q5. Run in the same groove
(a) Challenge with contempt
(b) To maintain a group or company in good spirits
(c) To participate in a race
Directions (6-10): In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filed in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.
Q6. After receiving a windfall, the foolish man showed his ____________ by spending every dime on frivolous purchases.
Sol. Fatuity: Pointless foolishness and stupidity.
Q7. He had endeavoured to ____________ them some assistance with their luggage.
Sol. Procure: To bring about, especially by selfless & indirect means.
Q8. I could see another storm cloud ____________ on the horizon.
Sol. Loom: appear as a shadow form, especially one that is large or threatening.
Q9. Life got hard for John when he went blind but he just ____________ and never complained.
(c) soldiered on
Sol. Soldier on: continue even when things get difficult.
Q10. The show was getting stale so they__________ it up with some new scenes.
Sol. Jazz up: make something more interesting or attractive.