Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 1 (Q.No.18)

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 set one's face against

[A]. To oppose with determination
[B]. To judge by appearence
[C]. To get out of difficulty
[D]. To look at one steadily
[E]. None of these

Answer: Option A


No answer description available for this question.

Nitin said: (Dec 11, 2011)  
Please explain this answer.

Ank said: (Sep 27, 2012)  
To be determined not to do something.

Usage: Despite fierce competition from rival companies, they've set their face against price cuts.

Sri said: (May 9, 2014)  
Face has many meanings. Face(noun) and face(verb) are different. Face(v) is to oppose something.

e.g. He faced many hardships throughout his life.

So, to set one's face against is to oppose something vehemently, strongly.

Sharma said: (Sep 24, 2014)  
To oppose something Mother had set her face against my having music lessons with this teacher in the city.

Vin9 said: (Jan 20, 2016)  
Simple guys question contains a negative word against.

So find the negative word in options. Luckily we got only one such option.

Abhishek said: (Jan 28, 2016)  
To oppose something.

Shray Goel said: (Nov 2, 2016)  
Please explain this answer.

Sandy said: (Nov 28, 2016)  
Exactly, Agree @Vin9.

Priya Rao said: (May 2, 2017)  
''to set ones face against '' --to keep a face against others. Here agonist says or reveals that it is to ''OPPOSE''.

And by elimination method, we can clear all the options except one.

Sridhar said: (Sep 24, 2019)  
Oppose is not pull off everything it can be silent and calm to achieve the goal with great success.

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