Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 1 (Q.No.9)

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 put one's hand to plough

[A]. To take up agricultural farming
[B]. To take a difficult task
[C]. To get entangled into unnecessary things
[D]. Take interest in technical work
[E]. None of these

Answer: Option B


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Ambaram Suthar said: (Jun 17, 2011)  
Plough is a tool which is used to cultivate land and Cultivation is a difficult task. That is the meaning.

Sidu said: (Oct 21, 2011)  
Ploughing is a difficult task, hence same meaning goes to the phrase.

Hudaibiyah Khan said: (Sep 16, 2012)  
Plough is used to dig land and if somebody try to dig the land by his hands instead of using plough, it becomes difficult.

Vicky said: (May 23, 2013)  
To be more specific this idiom means to start working in earnest.

Mrinal said: (Jan 25, 2014)  
Ploughing is a difficult task to be done and it requires time, labour, manwork and spirit. Hence it says that to do a difficult task.

Pradeep Sb said: (Jun 7, 2015)  
Definition of "put or set one's hand to the plough" in English.

Meaning: Embark on a task.

Example: She needed a rest, but she had set her hand to the plough.

Vin9 said: (Jan 20, 2016)  
Guys here to put one's to plough means to take help.

One will take help under difficult situations. So answer would be to take a difficult task.

Mounika said: (Aug 21, 2016)  
It's coming under agriculture then why not an option A.

Biswajit Sonowal said: (Mar 6, 2017)  
But plough is related to farming. How can this be a difficult task?

It depends on the person whether he find difficult or easy. I totally not agree with this.

Ahamika Pattnaik said: (Mar 27, 2017)  
We do not plough with our hands. Instead we use tools to do it. If we try doing it using our hands, it will be very difficult. So this phrase is used to describe a difficult work.

Sushma said: (Nov 13, 2017)  
This idiom clearly means to start working.

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