Idiom Phrases | English Quiz for SBI PO PRE|(Day-22) 26th February 2019

Idiom PhrasesEnglish Quiz for SBI PO PRE

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Directions (1-10): In each of the question 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. A piece of cake

(a) a tasty dessert

(b) something easily done

(c) part of someone’s happiness

(d) an accomplice

(e) something so much messed up

Q2. A hot potato

(a) an angry person

(b) a controversial group

(c) a useless person

(d) something hard or terrible to handle

(e) a fat person

Q3. A bed of roses

(a) luxurious thing

(b) beautiful thing

(c) simple solution

(d) painful deed

(e) easy option

Q4. When pigs fly

(a) foolish matters

(b) funny act

(c) impossible

(d) possible

(e) strange

Q5. Miss the boat

(a) miss the train

(b) miss the chance

(c) miss the conversation

(d) miss the tragedy

(e) miss the fun

Q6. Zip your lip

(a) to be ignorant

(b) to be harsh

(c) to stay hush

(d) to remain foolish

(e) to get hurt

Q7. Hold tongue

(a) used when telling people not to speak

(b) to perform tricks

(c) self-control

(d) get injured

(e) for people who are talkative

Q8. Catnap

(a) a long sleep

(b) a silent sleep

(c) a restless sleep

(d) a dreamless sleep

(e) a short sleep

Q9. Sea change

(a) to see a change in oneself

(b) an entire change in the plan

(c) an outstanding performance

(d) a striking change in appearance

(e) to appear before the given time

Q10. Zip past

(a) to forget the past

(b) to move rapidly

(c) to move slowly

(d) to be harsh

(e) to be generous

Solution

Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Simple job that can straightforwardly be accomplished

Ans.2.(d)

Exp. A controversial situation that is awkward to deal with

Ans.3.(e)

Exp. An effortless, happy situation

Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Something that will never happen

Ans.5.(b)

Exp. To miss out on something

Ans.6.(c)

Exp. To stop talking

Ans.7.(a)

Exp. To keep quiet when one would rather speak

Ans.8.(e)

Exp. A short sleep, usually during the day

Ans.9.(d)

Exp. To undergo a complete transformation

Ans.10.(b)

Exp.To move past (someone or something) very fast

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