Idiom/Phrase English Quiz for SBI PO PRE|(Day-6) 7th February 2019

Idiom/Phrase English Quiz for SBI PO PRE

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Directions (1-10): In each of the questions given below a/an idiom/phrase is given in bold which is then followed by five options which then try to decipher its meaning. Choose the option which gives the correct meaning of the phrases.

Q1. Agitate the Gravel 

(a) To leave in a hurry

(b) To die

(c) To get angry

(d) To slow down

(e) To fall down

Q2. Hear on the grapevine

(a) to hear rumors about someone or something

(b) to hear something from your boss

(c) to hear something commendable about someone

(d) to hear something which is live on AIR

(e) Both (a) and (b)

Q3. Tip of the iceberg

(a) The main part of the situation that is visible as a problem but there is happiness lying inside

(b) The highest point of a mountain

(c) The crux of the whole problem that can be seen, with the more serious issues lying beneath

(d) Beginning of a problem

(e) Acme of a mountain

Q4. Give the benefit of the doubt

(a) To get punished for a mistake

(b) To get the reward of cheating someone

(c) To get the praise of solving or resolving a doubtful situation

(d) To believe someone without getting any proof or evidence

(e) To be hopeful of getting success

Q5. Toot you own horn

(a) To blow loud horn

(b) To always beat about the bush

(c) To end up in doing the loss of oneself

(d) To boast about the achievements of oneself

(e) None of the above

Q6. Your guess is as good as mine

(a) To have the same sense of humor

(b) To get same marks in an exam

(c) To have an idea about what’s happening around

(d) To play a lucky draw game

(e) To have no idea or answer to a question

Q7. Throw someone under the bus

(a) to make someone meet with an accident

(b) to bring someone under trouble

(c) to make someone work hard

(d) to make someone fall ill

(e) None of the Above

Q8. Tongue in cheek

(a) to take someone seriously

(b) to not to take someone seriously

 (c) to insult someone

(d) to neglect someone

(e) to talk in a high tone

Q9.  Twist someone’s arm

(a) to get into someone’s personal matters

(b) to break/fracture someone’s arm

(c) to pressurize someone into doing something that they are reluctant to do

(d) to make someone irritated

(e) to make friends and bully them

Q10.  Turn a blind eye

(a) to condemn someone

(b) to become blind after meeting an accident

(c) to pretend not to notice

(d) to protest against something right

(e) to lie about something

Solution

Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Agitate the Gravel: To leave in a hurry 

Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Hear on the grapevine: to hear rumors about someone or something

Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Tip of the iceberg: The crux of the whole problem that can be seen, with the more serious issues lying beneath

Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Give the benefit of the doubt: To believe someone without getting any proof or evidence

Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Toot you own horn: To boast about the achievements of oneself

Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Your guess is as good as mine: To have no idea or answer to a question 

Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Throw someone under the bus: to bring someone under trouble

Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Tongue in cheek: to not to take someone seriously

Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Twist someone’s arm: to pressurize someone into doing something that they are reluctant to do

Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Turn a blind eye: to pretend not to notice

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