Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No.34)
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.
He struck several bad patches before he made good.
Answer: Option D
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|Darshit said: (Aug 9, 2012)|
|Can you give any example of this idiom/phrase "struck several bad patches" which can be used in any meaningful sentence ?|
|Priyank said: (Nov 3, 2013)|
|Use the following idioms/ phases in meaningful sentences.
1. To put too eggs in one basket.
|Nirmit Shah said: (Apr 23, 2016)|
|Struck several bad patches do not necessarily mean bad time professionally, but signifies bad. time.|
|Kasenya said: (Jun 1, 2016)|
|I agree with Nirmit Shah.
Why the specific reference to professional experience?
It means to experience a lot of problems in a period of your life:
Andy's going through a rough patch at the moment - his wife wants a divorce.
|Sumit said: (Oct 31, 2016)|
|Exactly, No where it is mentioned that it was done in professional career?|
|Akanksha said: (May 19, 2019)|
|I think made good refers to making good money and making money is related to professional life.|
|Piyali said: (Jul 6, 2021)|
|How do you know that he had many professional difficulties? No such reference is given.
Then why not we go for Option B? Explain, please.
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