SSC Idioms and Phrases Questions with Answers

Idioms and Phrases

An excellent collection of SSC Idioms and phrases questions and answers with detailed explanations for competitive exams. Given below are some of the most repeated practice questions on English Idioms and phrases for SSC CGL, CHSL, JE, GD constable, Stenographer, MTS, and CPO exams. Go through this very important online quiz based on model and previous year asked questions from SSC Idioms and phrases with solutions to ace the exam.

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Instructions

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

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

Instructions

Directions : In the following questions', four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase and bold italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase as your answer. -

Question 2

Adolescence is a period of halo cyan days.

Instructions

For the following questions answer them individually

Question 3

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Keep at bay

Question 4

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
saved by the bell

Question 5

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Kitty-corner

Question 6

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Never-never land

Instructions

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 7

There is no cut and dried method for doing this.

Question 8

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

Question 9

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

Question 10

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

Instructions

Directions: In the following Questions, four alternative for the given idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase.

Question 11

to take someone for a ride

Instructions

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 as your answer.

Question 12

The police looked all over for him but drew a blank.

Question 13

On the issue of marriage, Sarita put her foot down.

Instructions

For the following questions answer them individually

Question 14

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To go off the air

Question 15

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To go to somebody's head

Question 16

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To make amends

Question 17

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To make a fuss about

Instructions

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 as your answer.

Question 18

Ram is very calculative and always has an axe to grind.

Question 19

His investments helped him make a killing in the stock market.

Question 20

There is no gainsaying the fact that the country is in difficulties.

Instructions

Directions: In the following Questions, four alternative for the given idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase.

Question 21

in cold blood

Instructions

For the following questions answer them individually

Question 22

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Get the message

Instructions

Directions : In the following questions', four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase and bold italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase as your answer. -

Question 23

She wanted to go hitch-hiking but her mother put her foot down and now she's 'going by bus.

Question 24

Once the case reached the court, the police washed their hands off it.

Instructions

Directions: In the following Questions, four alternative for the given idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase.

Question 25

to smell a rat

Question 26

a damp squib

Question 27

to move heaven and earth

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