Verbal Ability:: Idioms and Phrases

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Exercise

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Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.

To beg the question

A. To refer to
B. To take for granted
C To raise objections
D. To be discussed
E. None of these

To play second fiddle

A. To be happy, cheerful and healthy
B. To reduce importance of one's senior
C To support the role and view of another person
D. To do back seat driving
E. None of these

To leave someone in the lurch

A. To come to compromise with someone
B. Constant source of annoyance to someone
C To put someone at ease
D. To desert someone in his difficulties
E. None of these

To pick holes

A. To find some reason to quarrel
B. To destroy something
C To criticise someone
D. To cut some part of an item
E. None of these

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To put one's hand to plough

A. To take up agricultural farming
B. To take a difficult task
C To get entangled into unnecessary things
D. Take interest in technical work
E. None of these

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