Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No. 34)
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.

He struck several bad patches before he made good.
came across bad soil
Had a bad time
Went through many illness
Had many professional difficulties
Answer: Option
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7 comments Page 1 of 1.

Piyali said:   2 years ago
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.

Akanksha said:   5 years ago
I think made good refers to making good money and making money is related to professional life.

Sumit said:   7 years ago
Exactly, No where it is mentioned that it was done in professional career?

Kasenya said:   8 years ago
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.

Nirmit shah said:   8 years ago
Struck several bad patches do not necessarily mean bad time professionally, but signifies bad. time.

Priyank said:   1 decade ago
Use the following idioms/ phases in meaningful sentences.

1. To put too eggs in one basket.

Darshit said:   1 decade ago
Can you give any example of this idiom/phrase "struck several bad patches" which can be used in any meaningful sentence ?

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