Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 2 (Q.No.83)

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.


Though he has lot of money, yet all his plans are built upon sand.

[A]. established on insecure foundations
[B]. based on inexperience
[C]. resting on cheap material
[D]. resting on immature ideas

Answer: Option D


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Shreya said: (Nov 17, 2011)  
Why not option a?

Abhilash said: (Jul 19, 2014)  
It is option A as the idiom 'built upon sand' means something that is not firmly established. Resting on immature ideas is something different. An example for this idiom is 'Loveless marriages often end in divorce because they are built on sand. '.

Kasenya said: (Jun 1, 2016)  
The idiomatic phrase is actually 'built on sand', which means not firmly established and likely to fail.

For me, the answer should be option A.

Shramana said: (Jul 15, 2016)  
The given answer is wrong. Built on sand means having insecure foundations.

Pravs said: (Oct 6, 2016)  
Yeah, I agree option A is right.

Risal Shahed said: (Jun 8, 2017)  
According to me, Option A seems more accurate.

Payal said: (Sep 10, 2017)  
Yes, It should be A.

Sanjeev Maurya said: (Jun 23, 2019)  
A is the appropriate answer.

Sagar Kumar said: (Sep 19, 2020)  
Option A is the right answer.

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