Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases

Exercise :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 2

In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.
19. 

In the organised society of today no individual or nation can plough a lonely furrow.

A. remain unaffected
B. do without the help of others
C. survive in isolation
D. remain non-aligned

Answer: Option B

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20. 

It was he who put a spoke in my wheel.

A. tried to cause an accident
B. helped in the execution of the plan
C. thwarted in the execution of the plan
D. destroyed the plan

Answer: Option C

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21. 

It is no longer easy to strike gold in Shakespeare's research since much work has already been done on him.

A. Hit a golden spot
B. Come across gold
C. Come across the word "gold"
D. Uncover or find a valuable line of argument or information

Answer: Option D

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22. 

Sanjay is very different about passing the Civil Services Examination this year.

A. Dead sure of
B. Very hopeful of
C. Lacking self confidence about
D. Reasonably certain of

Answer: Option C

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23. 

Why must you look a gift horse in the mouth ?

A. welcome a gift
B. find fault with a gift
C. be fastidious
D. examine a gift carefully

Answer: Option B

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24. 

Dowry is a burning question of the day.

A. a widely debated issue
B. a dying issue
C. a relevant problem
D. an irrelevant issue

Answer: Option A

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25. 

Leaders should not only make speeches they should also be prepared to to bell the cat.

A. To take lead in danger.
B. To tie bell to a cat's neck
C. To be alert of the enemy
D. To make noise

Answer: Option A

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26. 

The popularity of the yesterday's superstar is on the wane.

A. at its peak
B. at rock bottom
C. growing more
D. growing less

Answer: Option D

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27. 

He is leaving the country for a good.

A. for better prospects
B. for a good cause
C. for ever
D. for others good

Answer: Option C

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