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.
37. 

The teacher warned the student once for all that no mischief shall be tolerated in the class.

A. authoritatively
B. finally
C. angrily
D. coldly

Answer: Option B

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38. 

I hope it will not put you out If I am late.

A. harm you
B. irritate you
C. please you
D. worry out

Answer: Option B

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39. 

Govind has left his country for good.

A. for better opportunities
B. on an important mission
C. forever
D. to return soon

Answer: Option C

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40. 

Sanjay was the real power behind the throne and all politicians were aware of this.

A. The person who had the real control and power
B. The acknowledged leader
C. The person who controlled the monarch
D. The person who advised the queen

Answer: Option A

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41. 

His friends let him down.

A. failed
B. comforted
C. succeeded
D. stood by

Answer: Option A

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42. 

I felt like a fish out of water among all those business tycoons.

A. troubled
B. stupid
C. uncomfortable
D. inferior

Answer: Option C

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43. 

Some people now wonder whether we just pay lip-service or genuinely subscribe to democracy.

A. pay oral tribute
B. attach no value
C. remain indifferent
D. show only outward respect

Answer: Option D

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44. 

Don't thrust your nose into my affairs.

A. Advise me about
B. Be in opposition
C. Deal with
D. Meddle officiously in

Answer: Option D

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45. 

He visits the doctor off and on.

A. everyday
B. regularly
C. never at all
D. occasionally

Answer: Option D

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