Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 1 (Q.No.13)

Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.


To beg the question

[A]. To refer to
[B]. To take for granted
[C]. To raise objections
[D]. To be discussed
[E]. None of these

Answer: Option B


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Karan said: (Mar 11, 2011)  
Can anybody explain.

Achu said: (Aug 19, 2011)  
I can't getting this can any body explain it please.

I was guessing that raise objection is correct.

Kavita said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
Can any body explain it.

Appu said: (Feb 10, 2012)  
Is it same as 'matter in question?'.

Hema said: (Jan 12, 2013)  
To be a question means its like a "to take a good responsible".

That is for take granted.

Arun said: (Aug 29, 2013)  
To be a question means.

Something (some question) you don't know and even then you don't ask,

You let it be a question.

i.e., You take it for granted.

Sana Siddiqui said: (Oct 2, 2013)  
I guess "to be the Question "is that your not answered i.e. your taken for granted.

Shrungar said: (Apr 22, 2014)  
I'm sorry but that explanation does not make sense. In my view, to be the question means the matter which needs to be discussed, or pondered upon.

Example: The real question is, can we accomplish this task in 5 days?

The promises of our politicians sound tempting, and their ideas Utopian, but the question is: will they be able to deliver on these promises if they form the government?

Another example: Shakespeare's eloquent words from Hamlet- to be or not to be, that is the question.

This clearly focuses on the age old question or thought (or whatever else may we call it) of mans very existence- life and death at man has always looked for an answer to.

I believe this single expression gives all the clues required for us to reach the conclusion that the answer is indeed 'to discuss. '.

It is NOT something you take for granted, but the crux of the matter and the actual subject that needs to be discussed.

Ashish said: (Sep 26, 2014)  
Here "to be the question" indicates the person himself is the question and he thinks that he don't have an answer and takes for granted.

Vijender Sharma said: (Nov 4, 2014)  
It's "to beg the question" and not "to be the question" which means to take something to be granted.

Swati Panwar said: (Jan 8, 2015)  
I think 'to be the question' means now take a discussion on that topic which are responsible for that.

Vasim said: (Aug 9, 2015)  
Beg means beggar.

Krupa Teja said: (Aug 10, 2015)  
B is not the correct answer.

Sowjanya said: (Sep 8, 2015)  
Take for granted or assume the truth of the very thing being questioned. For example, Shopping now for a dress to wear to the ceremony is really begging the question-she hasn't been invited yet.

Akshay said: (Apr 3, 2016)  
Take for granted means and assume that something is true without questioning it.

King said: (Apr 11, 2016)  
TO BEG THE QUESTION, not to be the question.

Begging the Question is a fallacy in which the premises include the claim that the conclusion is true or (directly or indirectly) assume that the conclusion is true.

Sanjeeth said: (Sep 17, 2016)  
Can anyone explain it in a simple way?

Rishu said: (Sep 19, 2016)  
This idioms means, that we have assumed that this thing will happen for sure eg she has purchased new dress without being invited.

Rishu said: (Sep 19, 2016)  
Take for granted or assume the truth of the very thing being questioned. For example, Shopping now for a dress to wear to the ceremony is really begging the question she hasn't been invited yet.

Vinay said: (Nov 29, 2016)  
To take the idea for granted. That means the fact/answer is so true that it will be valid in all the situation, and you will take that fact/answer for granted. Once you take the answer for granted, you are now inquiring the question unnecessarily.

Muhammad Umair Durrani said: (Dec 20, 2016)  
As per my search, it means (of a fact or action) raise a point that has not been dealt with; invite an obvious question.

Nikshitha said: (Feb 5, 2017)  
"To raise a point that has been delt with" is the actual meaning of the question.

Sangeeta Yadav said: (Feb 25, 2017)  
I think it is wrong answer. In my opinion, c should be the correct option.

Anand Kerketta said: (Aug 22, 2017)  
I think the answer should be option D.

Vishnupriya said: (Feb 4, 2018)  
To raise objection is the right answer.

Pournima said: (May 10, 2018)  
It should mean avoiding the question ("to improperly take for granted"), when used in the original sense: a type of logical fallacy in which the proposition to be proved is assumed implicitly or explicitly in the premise. Begs the question: (petitio principii, " assuming the initial point").

Mithila said: (Jun 5, 2018)  

'Can we accomplish this task in 5 days?' is an objection to the belief of completing the said task in 5 days.

'Will they be able to deliver on these promises if they form the government?' is a question of objection to their promises.

Thus, 'C' turns to be the correct answer.

Ekta said: (Apr 25, 2021)  

Shopping now for a dress to wear to the ceremony is really begging the question which means "she hasn't been invited yet".

Michelle said: (Jul 23, 2021)  
I believe it should be D. To Be Discussed.

A sentence example is "The other key question that begs to be answered is: what is valuable in Yahoo to buy?".

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