Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases

Exercise :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 1

Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.
11. 

To leave someone in the lurch

A. To come to compromise with someone
B. Constant source of annoyance to someone
C. To put someone at ease
D. To desert someone in his difficulties
E. None of these

Answer: Option D

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12. 

To play second fiddle

A. To be happy, cheerful and healthy
B. To reduce importance of one's senior
C. To support the role and view of another person
D. To do back seat driving
E. None of these

Answer: Option C

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13. 

To beg the question

A. To refer to
B. To take for granted
C. To raise objections
D. To be discussed
E. None of these

Answer: Option B

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14. 

A black sheep

A. An unlucky person
B. A lucky person
C. An ugly person
D. A partner who takes no share of the profits
E. None of these

Answer: Option E

Explanation:

In the English language, 'Black sheep' is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family.

15. 

A man of straw

A. A man of no substance
B. A very active person
C. A worthy fellow
D. An unreasonable person
E. None of these

Answer: Option A

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