Idioms/ Phrases Questions for SSC CHSL 10+2 and SBI Clerk 2018

Directions(Q.1-5): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute for the Idioms/Phrase.

Q.1 To exclude from a society or group.

(A) to ostracise

(B) to deport

(C) to boycott

(D) to snub

 

Q.2 Down to the wire

(A) removing the bondage that is keeping one down

(B) the last second before the bomb explodes

(C) to denote a situation whose outcome is not decided until the very last minute

(D) finishing all of one’s resources to the last penny

 

Q.3 To drink like a fish

(A) a person who spends a lot

(B) a person who keeps cheating for a very long time without getting noticed

(C) a person who needs to relieve himself very frequently

(D) to drink excessive amounts of alcohol

 

Q.4 To buy a lemon

(A) to purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems

(B) buying only half the recipe will not help you prepare the full dish

(C) to purchase an insignificant thing which eventually becomes very useful

(D) to buy stuff which you don’t need

 

Q.5 To cast iron stomach

(A) a very greedy person

(B) to be able to eat or drink anything without any problems

(C) to be indifferent to harsh words

(D) to face so many difficulties in life that one now becomes immune to even poison

 

Answer 1. (A) to ostracise

Answer 2. (C) to denote a situation whose outcome is not decided until the very last minute

Answer 3. (D) to drink excessive amounts of alcohol

Answer 4. (A) to purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems

Answer 5. (B) to be able to eat or drink anything without any problems

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