Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No.5)

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.


In the armed forces, it is considered a great privilege to die in harness.

[A]. die on a horse back
[B]. die in the battlefield
[C]. die while still working
[D]. die with honour

Answer: Option C


No answer description available for this question.

Sukeshi said: (Feb 14, 2012)  
To die in harness means to die on duty.

Vikrant said: (Sep 23, 2014)  
According to me the answer should be "die in the battlefield".

Ashish said: (Sep 27, 2014)  
Harness means:

Engaged in one's usual routine of work:
After his illness he longed to get back in harness.

Gitesh Patil said: (Sep 12, 2015)  
As they have mentioned in sentence about ARMED FORCES, it must be either battlefield or honour.

Sachin Kumar said: (Mar 3, 2016)  
According to me answer should be "Die in the battlefield".

Ramani said: (Dec 25, 2016)  
Why not the answer is die in the battlefield? Anyone, please explain.

Karan Choudhary said: (Jun 26, 2017)  
Yeah, exactly it should be die In battlefield.

Sunil said: (Jan 16, 2018)  
The right answer should be derived from word "harness" and not with "Army". I think this is to create confusion between the choices. Thanks @Ashish @Sukeshi.

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