Directions (1-5): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Q1. To bite the dust
(a) To be killed
(b) To fall down
(c) To be dirt poor
(d) To get dirty
Sol. ‘To bite the dust’ —To be killed.
Q2. To burn the midnight oil
(a) When resources get finished half way
(b) To read or work late into the night
(c) Value of a small lamp is most when it is the darkest
(d) To save some resources for the future
Sol. ‘To burn the midnight oil’ — To read or work late into the night.
Q3. To bite off more than you can chew
(a) To take on a commitment one cannot fulfil
(b) To grab a share more than what one rightfully deserves
(c) To hog more than what one needs
(d) A greedy person can easily be identified from the way one eats
Sol. ‘To bite off more than you can chew’ — To take on a commitment one cannot fulfil.
Q4. Whole nine yards
(a) Love someone blindly
(b) Euphemism for an Indian dress called sari
(c) A small area but sufficient
(d) Everything possible
Sol. ‘Whole nine yards’ — Everything possible.
Q5. Under the weather
(a) Changing moods like weather
(b) A situation changes so fast that it leaves one unprepared
(c) Slightly unwell
(d) Raining heavily
Sol.‘Under the weather’ — Slightly unwell.
Directions (6-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
(a) allowing liquid or air to pass through