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.
82. 

Having sold off his factory, he is now a gentleman at large.

A. Has no serious occupation
B. Is living comfortably
C. Is respected by everybody
D. Is held in high esteem

Answer: Option A

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83. 

Though he has lot of money, yet all his plans are built upon sand.

A. established on insecure foundations
B. based on inexperience
C. resting on cheap material
D. resting on immature ideas

Answer: Option D

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84. 

His plan was so complicated that it floored his listeners.

A. entertained
B. puzzled
C. annoyed
D. encouraged

Answer: Option B

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85. 

There has been bad blood between the two communities even before shouting.

A. Impure blood
B. Ill feeling
C. Bloody fights
D. Quarrels

Answer: Option B

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86. 

The curious neighbours were disappointed as the young couple's quarrel was just a storm in a tea cup.

A. violent quarrel
B. fuss about a trifle
C. brittle situation
D. quarrel about tea cups

Answer: Option B

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87. 

Mohan always keeps himself to himself

A. Is too busy
B. Is selfish
C. Is unsociable
D. Does not take sides

Answer: Option C

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88. 

While the ladies continued their small talk in the drawing room, I felt bored.

A. whispering
B. backbiting
C. gossip
D. light conversation

Answer: Option D

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89. 

My car broke down on way to the railway station.

A. stopped
B. met with an accident
C. ran out of petrol
D. failed to work

Answer: Option A

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90. 

My father strained every nerve to enable me to get settled in life.

A. worked very hard
B. spent a huge amount
C. tried all tricks
D. bribed several persons

Answer: Option A

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