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.
64. 

Although both the parents are running the show for the last ten years but their business is now on its last legs.

A. About to fructify
B. About to perish
C. About to produce results
D. About to take off

Answer: Option B

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65. 

The time is running out, you must look sharp.

A. be careful
B. make haste
C. be punctual
D. be sensible

Answer: Option B

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66. 

He is in the habit of throwing dust in his superiors eyes

A. To put sand into eyes
B. To make blind
C. To deceive
D. To show false things

Answer: Option C

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67. 

In modern democratic societies lynch law seems to have become the spheres of life.

A. law of the mob
B. law of the underworld
C. law of the constitution
D. law of the parliament

Answer: Option A

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68. 

He was in high spirits when I met him in the restaurant.

A. He was in a drunken state
B. He was very cheerful
C. He talked incoherently
D. He was deeply engrossed in thoughts

Answer: Option B

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69. 

In his youth, he was practically rolling in money

A. Spending more than his income
B. Borrowing money liberally
C. Very rich
D. Wasting a lot of money

Answer: Option C

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70. 

Jaya had a chequered career. since I first knew him as an office assistant in the insurance company.

A. Had a variety of jobs and experiences
B. A career which helped him make lot of money
C. A career where he signed a lot of cheques
D. Did odd jobs

Answer: Option A

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71. 

The sight of the accident made my flesh creep.

A. draw my attention
B. confused me
C. frightened me
D. worried me

Answer: Option C

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72. 

There is no hard and fast rule regarding this subject.

A. rule that is difficult
B. rule that is fat changing
C. rule that cannot be broken or modified
D. rule that can be broken or modified

Answer: Option C

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