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Directions (Q1-5): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase in bold. Choose the alternative which best express the meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Q1. I had to pull strings to put up a good show.
(a) play music
(b) use personal influence
(c) use the instrument
(d) play a song
Q2. You can easily overcome this situation if you keep your head.
(a) keep faith in
(b) remain calm
(c) believe in
(d) trust the others
Q3. It is clear that the ideas of both reformers ran in the same groove.
(a) promoted each other
(b) clashed with each other
(c) moved in harmony
(d) moved in different directions
Q4. This place affords a bird’s eye view of the green valley below.
(a) a beautiful view
(b) a narrow view
(c) an overview
(d) an ugly view
Q5. He works in fits and starts.
(c) in high spirits
Directions (Q6-10): In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/phrase.
Q6. Build castles in the air
(a) waste time
(c) build house
(d) work hard
Q7. Sought after
(a) highly paid
(b) pursued by
(c) in great demand
(d) with great talent
Q8. All at sea
(a) very proud
Q9. To hit below the belt
(a) to punish
(b) to tie with a belt
(c) to hit with a belt
(d) to attack unfairly
Q10. Pot-luck dinner
(a) dinner where every-body brings something to eat
(b) dinner where everybody pays for his food
(c) dinner where only soup is served
(d) dinner where people eat and play games at the same time
Sol. idiom to pull string means: To use the power or influence one has over others.
Sol. idiom keep your head means: to remain calm in a difficult situation.
Sol. Idiom be run in the same groove means: moved/ advance in harmony.
Sol. Idiom a bird’s eye view of something means: a view of something from a high position looking down.
Sol. irregularly/ at irregular interval.
Sol. Idiom build castles in the air means: plans or dream that are not likely to happen or come true; daydream.
Sol. Idiom sought after (Adjective) means: wanted by many people because it is of very good quality or difficult to get or to find.
Sol. Idiom all at sea means: confused and not knowing what to do; puzzled.
Sol. Idiom to hit below the belt means: to attack unfairly; a tactic that is unfair or underhanded.
Sol. Idioms pot-luck dinner means: A dinner to which each guest brings some food, which is then shared our among the guests.