Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No. 94)
Directions to Solve
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.

The arrival of the mother-in-law in the family proved a rift in the lute.
caused unnecessary worries
brought about disharmony
caused a pleasant atmosphere
brought about a disciplined atmosphere
Answer: Option
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Bala said:   6 years ago
A rift in the lute:A small problem or flaw in something that jeopardizes the whole.

Hence here the arrival of the mother in law doesn't seem to be much of a problem but it created a rift or caused a major issue in the family.

Ishtiaque said:   6 years ago
Anyone, please explain what is mean by "rift in the lute" ?

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