English Language – Idiom and Phrases Question and Answer Set 1


English Language – Idiom and Phrases Question and Answer Set 1

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We are sharing Synonyms Questions and Answer which are very important for  SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC Stenographer, Railway RRB NTPC, RRB Group D, SSC CPO, RRB Group C, ALP & Technician and IBPS and SBI 2019-20. Attempt this Mock test. 2-3 questions are asked from this topic in banking exam and same in SSC exams. Previous year Synonyms questions. Synonyms Question Answer Bank SSC Railway.  Previous year Synonym Questions.

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Directions (Q.1-5) : In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the meaning of the given Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Q.1 A bolt from the blue

(a) a delayed event

(b) an inexplicable event

(c) an unexpected event

(d) an unpleasant event


Q.2 Cold comfort

(a) absurdity

(b) deception

(c) slight satisfaction

(d) foolish proposal


Q.3 To be all at sea

(a) a family voyage

(b) lost and confused

(c) in the middle of the ocean

(d) a string of islands


Q.4 To take to one’s heels

(a) to walk slowly

(b) to run away

(c) to march forward

(d) to hop and jump


Q.5 To bite the dust

(a) eat voraciously

(b) have nothing to eat

(c) eat roots

(d) None of the above

Correct Answer: 

Answer 1: c


Idiom ‘a bolt from the blue‘ means : an event or a piece of news which is sudden and unexpected; a complete surprise.


Answer 2: c


Cold Comfort (Noun) means : the fact that something that would normally be good does not make you happy because the whole situation is bad.


Answer 3: b


Idiom to be all at sea means : confused and not knowing what to do.


Answer 4: b


Idiom take to your heels means : to run away from somebody/something.


Answer 5: d


Idiom bite the dust means : to fail or to be defeated or destroyed.

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