Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 1 (Q.No.6)

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 cry wolf

[A]. To listen eagerly
[B]. To give false alarm
[C]. To turn pale
[D]. To keep off starvation
[E]. None of these

Answer: Option B


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Shivani said: (Jan 28, 2011)  
To cry or complain about something when nothing is really wrong.

Darshan Patel said: (Mar 17, 2011)  
This proverb comes from the fact that wolf does cry even there is no need for,that means it shows unappropriation towards the circumstances. So just as false alarm....!.!

In hindi, we also use the same phrase somewhat like "GIDDAD KE AANSU"...!:-)

Vinita said: (Mar 28, 2011)  
Thanks darshan for explaining it clearly.

Ambaram Suthar said: (Jun 17, 2011)  
Thanks Mr. Darshan, very very thanks.

Omkar said: (Aug 18, 2011)  
Thanks Darshan and Shiwani for Your explanations

Kavita said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
Thanks darshan.

Santosh Agarwal said: (Nov 3, 2011)  
Thanks Ms. Shivani for clear explanation.

Velraj said: (Jan 18, 2012)  
Thanks to Ms.Shivani and Darshan for some good explanation.

Mrs.Rupi said: (Jan 19, 2012)  
Thanks darshan ji

Prasanna said: (Apr 12, 2012)  
Actually this came from a story in which a wicked shepherd (child) used to cry "wolf! wolf! please come and save my sheep". All the villagers came as if it is true. He repeated this many times. One day a wolf came and started attacking his sheep. He cried but no one came to him.

Thus, it came as "to cry wolf"-------> because he gave wrong alarm.

Anu Mohammad said: (Jun 9, 2016)  
This is very helpful to me. Thanks a lot.

Sahana S Rao said: (Jul 11, 2016)  
Thank you all. Its really helped me a lot.

Vijay Thorat said: (Apr 2, 2017)  
Thanks for providing the explanation.

Bharathi Shankar said: (Aug 15, 2017)  

Thank you so much, that's a good explanation.

Raju said: (Sep 5, 2017)  
Good explanation @Prasanna.

Shiva said: (May 28, 2018)  
Thanks for the explanation @Prasanna.

Vidhi said: (Nov 12, 2018)  
Thanks for explaining @Darshan Patel.

Manvi Bhardwaj said: (Feb 21, 2019)  
Thanks for the great explaination @Darshan Patel.

Gopal Manikwar said: (Aug 9, 2019)  
Nice explanation by @Darshan patel.

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