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.
55. 

Discipline is on the wane in schools and colleges these days.

A. declining
B. increasing
C. spreading
D. spiralling

Answer: Option A

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56. 

In spite of the efforts of all peace loving people, world peace is still a far cry.

A. an impracticable idea
B. an abstract idea
C. out of reach
D. a long way off

Answer: Option D

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57. 

I felt that it was a tall order to expect Monisha to go home alone at twelve in the night.

A. Difficult
B. Too much
C. Customary
D. Simple

Answer: Option B

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58. 

I cannot get along with a man who plays fast and loose.

A. behaves in an unreliable and insincere way
B. has a loose tongue
C. lives a life of ease and luxury
D. does not know how to behave himself

Answer: Option A

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59. 

There is no love lost between two neighbours.

A. close friendship
B. cool indifference
C. intense dislike
D. a love hate relationship

Answer: Option C

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60. 

The question of abolition of private property is still a moot point.

A. undecided
B. uncertain
C. unknown
D. not clear

Answer: Option A

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61. 

This regular absenteeism is a bad business since on work is being completed.

A. Bad for business
B. Non-business like
C. An unfortunate event
D. Creating ill-will

Answer: Option C

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62. 

When he tells stories about himself, he is inclined to draw the long bow.

A. understate
B. get emotional
C. exaggerate
D. get excited

Answer: Option C

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63. 

Vikram said that he has got a problem to square up with the manager.

A. consider
B. discuss
C. settle
D. workout

Answer: Option C

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