English/English Idioms and Phrases - Verbal Ability Set 1 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 A snake in the grass

1.to try to find information secretly

2.to move towards someone very quietly and stealthily

3. a person who shows no respect for others

4.a person who pretends to be your friend but who cannot be trusted


Question:
 Believe me , I am all at sea.

1.puzzled

2.drowning

3.very happy

4.out of reach


Question:
 His dealings are all above board.

1.simple

2.friendly

3.decent

4.open


Question:
 I am just a small fry in the office.

1.humorous

2.person or thing of little importance

3.peon

4.a small creature


Question:
 She exhibited remarkable sang froid during the crisis.

1.composure

2. temper

3.anger

4.irritation


Question:
 The result of the examination dashed my hopes.

1.failed

2.kill someone

3.frustrate

4.bring great happiness


Question:
 To turn a deaf ear

1. to refuse to praise others

2.to miss an opportunity

3. to refuse to have any dealing with somebody

4.to refuse to listen to somebody.


Question:
A black look

1.a look of anger or resentment

2.a look of despair and dejection

3. a triumphant look

4.a look of surprise or disbelief


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A thin time

1.an uncertain or risky situation

2.an unconvincing excuse

3.a period of satisfaction

4.a period of unpleasantness, poor health, lack of money etc.


Question:
A Wet blanket

1.a person who spoils a jolly atmosphere

2.a warm and affable person

3.a person who does not practice what he preaches

4.a person who tries to willfully harm others


Question:
As the crow flies

1.in a very swift manner

2. in a straight line

3.very short distance away

4.in a clumsy way


Question:
Flesh and blood can bear it no longer.

1.in life

2.at the top speed

3.warning

4. human nature


Question:
In a melting pot

1.in a very difficult situation

2.unable to take an important decision

3.in a helpless situation

4.in the process of changing


Question:
In deep water

1.to feel lonely

2.to swim in a river

3.to act like a coward

4.in real trouble


Question:
In this competition there is complete fair play.

1.no cheating

2.good chances

3.honest means

4.good name


Question:
Mrs Rashmi has been in the blues for the last several weeks.

1.unwell

2.abroad

3.lonely

4.depressed


Question:
None of this hanky panky, please talk straight.

1. jugglery

2.indifference

3.diversification

4.obsession


Question:
o lead a dog's life

1.to live happily and successfully

2.to have an unhappy life, full of problems or unfair treatment

3.to live in a situation where there is a lot of competition

4.to be often criticized by others ruthlessly


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o play foul

1.to oppose others

2.to do something wrong

3.to tackle carelessly

4.to play rough football


Question:
o shed crocodile tears

1.to pretend to be sad about something

2.to have a difficult problem that makes one worried

3.a sad thing that appears suddenly

4.to feel worried anticipating some trouble


Question:
Oily tongue

1.rich food

2.strong critic

3.flattery

4.hungry person


Question:
Oily tongue

1.rich food

2.strong critic

3.flattery

4.hungry person


Question:
The company has been handed over to new masters, lock, stock and barrel.

1.partially

2.completely

3.financially

4.administratively


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The leader must have the lion's share of the booty.

1. the worthy part

2.the smaller part

3. the larger part

4. the stronger part


Question:
The prices are going up by leaps and bounds.

1.gradually

2.rapidly

3.irregularly

4.systematically


Question:
The project of building ended in smoke.

1.to fall

2.to catch fire

3. to give no practical result

4.ended in the destruction of building


Question:
The result of the examination dashed my hopes.

1. failed

2.kill someone

3.frustrate

4.bring great happiness


Question:
The study of insects was a fascinating pursuit for him.

1.zoology

2.entomology

3.etymology

4.anthropology


Question:
To be fair and square pays in the long run.

1.worthy

2.successful

3.honest

4.honest means


Question:
To be like a cat on hot bricksto reveal a secret by mistake

1. to have a high opinion on oneself

2.to reveal a secret by mistake

3.to feel very nervous

4. to enjoy oneself and behave with greater freedom


Question:
To be on the fiddle

1.To work on something important

2.to be doing something dishonest to get money

3.to constantly find fault with others

4.to have a less important position than somebody or something else alive


Question:
To be up to one's neck in something

1.to have a lot of something to deal with

2.to win a race by a short distance

3.to be shouted at for something one has done

4.to feel very nervous and frightened


Question:
To chew the end.

1. to be annoyed

2. to cut the end

3.start something new

4.to think deeply


Question:
To chew the end.

1. to be annoyed

2. to cut the end

3.start something new

4.to think deeply


Question:
To cross swords with someone

1.to nurture vengeance against someone

2. to make secret plans to harm someone

3.to end a long standing enemity with someoneD.

4.to have a verbal contest with someone


Question:
To dot your i's and cross your t's

1.to be guarded in your speech

2. to think clearly before taking a decision

3. to pay attention to the small details when you are finishing a task.

4.to obstinately stick to your viewpoint


Question:
To fly off the handle.

1. to act foolishly

2.to be indifferent

3.to break something

4.o get into a rage and lose self control


Question:
To fly off the handle.

1. to act foolishly

2.to be indifferent

3.to break something

4.to get into a rage and lose self control


Question:
To have a bee in one's bonnet

1.to constantly worry about something

2.to be continually occupied with, or obsessed by, one idea or thing

3.to feel physical discomfort because of nervousness

4.to have an edge over other contenders in a competition


Question:
To have a face like thunder

1.to appear and disappear suddenly

2.to have an expressionless face

3.to look very angry

4.to deal with something that is unpleasant


Question:
To hide one's head in the sand

1.to force people to stop arguing

2.to keep trying to do something that will never be successful

3.to refuse to accept that a problem exists

4. to be unable to understand something


Question:
To lead someone by the nose

1. to make a person do whatever you want him to do

2.to show distaste for someone's company

3.to help a person in a difficult or dangerous situation

4.to be controlled by someone


Question:
To live from hand to mouth

1. to reveal a secret by mistake

2.to be punished for revealing somebody's secret

3.to be able to satisfy only the basic needs of life

4.to confess a wrong doing


Question:
To open somebody's eyes

1.to be morte observant and quick to notice things

2.to refuse to listen to others

3. to become close or friendly with someone

4.to make someone realize or understand something


Question:
To run something off

1.to produce written material quickly

2.use something up completely

3.to make or sew something quickly

4.to knock down something


Question:
To scale up

1.to divide

2.to discuss

3.to deliver

4.to measure


Question:
To see red

1.to find fault with

2.to criticise others

3.to be very angry

4.to


Question:
To separate the sheep from the goats

1.to short out the old from the new

2.to become less shy and more confident

3.to use complicated language that is difficult to understand

4.to distinguish good people from bad people


Question:
Too big for one's boots

1.attempting things which one is not capable of doing

2.too conceited

3. so big that one can hardly believe it

4.a situation which is extremely difficult to handle


Question:
When I saw him in the morning, he looked like a duck in a thunderstorm.

1.peaceful

2.distressed

3.entrapped

4.timid


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