SSC CGL English Idioms and Phrases PDF

SSC CGL English Idioms and Phrases PDF
SSC CGL English Idioms and Phrases PDF

SSC CGL English Idioms and Phrases PDF

Idioms and Phrases is very important topic in english section of SSC CGL exam. The candidates should have basic knowledge over english vocabulary and need to find out the best option that fits the sentence. We have provided some practice questions for english Idioms and Phrases. This practice set is from previous exam paper, so try to answer and learn.

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In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/ Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Question 1:

There is no cut and dried method for doing this.

a) simple
b) honest
c) ready made
d) understandable

Question 2:

Suddenly the man blacked out during the parade and had to be helped to a quiet place.

a) lost temper
b) lost control over himself
c) lost consciousness
d) lost balance

Question 3:
Hold your horses for a moment while I make a phone call.

a) Be patient
b) Stayout
c) Be quiet
d) Wait

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Question 4:

Sachin Tendulkar’s batting skills make him a cut above the rest.

a) taller than
b) superior to
c) senior to
d) different from

Question 5:
I am very interested to know the outcome of the debate, kindly keep me in the loop.

a) out of it
b) informed about the fees
c) informed about the last date of joining
d) informed regularly

Solutions (1 to 5)

1) Answer (c)

‘Cut and dried’ means some some pre-determined or ready made method. Hence, option C is the correct answer.

2) Answer (c)

Black out in the given context refers to losing consciousness. Hence, option C is the correct answer.

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3) Answer (d)

‘To hold ones horses’ means to wait for sometime. Hence, option D is the correct answer.

4) Answer (b)

‘Cut above’ means superior to. Hence, option B is the correct answer.

5) Answer (d)

To keep someone in the loop loop means to keep him updated about the happenings. Hence, option D is correct.




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