Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

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

5.
In the armed forces, it is considered a great privilege to die in harness.
die on a horse back
die in the battlefield
die while still working
die with honour
Answer: Option
Explanation:
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Discussion:
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Sukeshi said:   1 decade ago
To die in harness means to die on duty.

Vikrant said:   10 years ago
According to me the answer should be "die in the battlefield".

ASHISH said:   10 years ago
Harness means:

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

Gitesh Patil said:   9 years ago
As they have mentioned in sentence about ARMED FORCES, it must be either battlefield or honour.
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SACHIN KUMAR said:   8 years ago
According to me answer should be "Die in the battlefield".
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Ramani said:   7 years ago
Why not the answer is die in the battlefield? Anyone, please explain.
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Karan choudhary said:   7 years ago
Yeah, exactly it should be die In battlefield.

Sunil said:   6 years ago
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.

Douglas said:   3 years ago
In armed forces, not everyone goes to the battlefield but others serve different sects in the Forces, so it is an honor for soldiers to die on duty.

Sanket Mehta said:   3 years ago
@All.

Guys "die in harness" means "die before retirement" according to a dictionary the given answer is correct.

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