Directions (1-10): Four alternatives are given for the Idioms/Phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of Idiom/Phrase.
Q1. King of terrors
(a) A great king
(b) A soldier
(d) A person who doesn’t fear of anyone.
Q2. Jog-away, jog-off
(a) Get away
(b) To come closer
(c) To get something useful
(d) Mock at
Q3. Mend or end
(a) To be greedy
(b) Improve or finish
(c) To agree
(d) To end something
Q4. The cut of one’s jib
(a) Personal appearance
(b) The salary paid to someone in his job
(c) To be dismissed from a job
(d) Out of order
Q5. In the air
(a) To hand in
(b) In circulation
(c) To fight over something
(d) To be famous
Q6. To put the cat among the pigeons
(a) To hunt easy prey
(b) To be different in a group where everybody is alike
(c) To do something that is likely to cause controversy
(d) When the entire group feels trapped in a bad situation
Sol.‘To put the cat among the pigeons’ — To do something that is likely to cause controversy.
Q7. Practice makes a man perfect
(a) Perfection demands patience
(b) Any problem can be solved if you are willing to try many times
(c) Regular activity is the way to become proficient in it
(d) It takes a long time to form a good habit
Sol. ‘Practice makes a man perfect’ — Regular activity is the way to become proficient in it.
Q8. Pull the plug
(a) Make a firm refusal
(b) Save a situation by acting in the nick of time
(c) To waste away somebody’s effort
(d) Prevent something from continuing
Sol. ‘Pull the plug’ — Prevent something from continuing.
Q9. Wag the dog
(a) To divert attention from something of greater importance to something of lesser importance
(b) To be nice to someone if you want that person’s loyalty
(c) To praise someone to get that persons love
(d) A small favour to a person who loves you matters a lot to that person
Sol.‘Wag the dog’ — To divert attention from something of greater importance to something of lesser importance.
Q10. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
(a) Not to live in a fancy imaginary world, where everything happens as per your wish
(b) Counting your wealth repeatedly will not make it grow
(c) One should be optimistic but be ready for failures
(d) Not to be too sure that something good you hope for will really happen, it might not happen after all
Sol. ‘Don’t count your chickens before they hatch’ — Not to be too sure that something good you hope for will really happen, it might not happen after all.