SSC Idioms Phrases

Question 1

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

To pay off old scores

Solution:

 

Oops! Wrong answer!

Idiom ‘To pay off old scores’ means to take revenge, to settle old matters by revenge. Thus, option A is the correct answer.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Idioms and Phrases

Question 2

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

To be in high spirits

Solution:

 

Correct Answer

If someone is in high spirits, they are in a very good mood or feeling confident about something. For example: The children were in high spirits at the prospect of a trip to the circus.
Therefore ‘to be cheerful’ will best express the meaning of the idiom.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Idioms and Phrases

Question 3

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
Hand in glove

Solution:

 

Oops! Wrong answer!

The idiom ‘hand in glove’ means “in close collusion or association; on intimate terms; in close relationship or bonding”. Hence, option A is correct.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Idioms and Phrases

Question 4

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

At one’s beck and call

Solution:

 

Correct Answer

‘At one’s beck and call’ means always having to be ready to obey someone’s orders immediately. Option D best expresses the meaning of the idiom.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Idioms and Phrases

Question 5

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
To turn over a new leaf

Solution:

 

Oops! Wrong answer!

The idiom “to turn over a new leaf” means to start to act or behave in a better or more responsible way. Hence, option D is the correct answer.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Idioms and Phrases

Question 6

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
To wrangle over an ass’s shadow

Solution:

 

Oops! Wrong answer!

The idiom “wrangle over an ass’s shadow” means to fight over something which has no or very little importance. The word “trifles” means a thing of little value or importance and quarrel means to fight. So, “to quarrel over trifles” is the correct explanation of the given idiom.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Idioms and Phrases

Question 7

Direction: In the following question, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
All agog

Solution:

 

Oops! Wrong answer!

“All agog” means very eager or curious to hear or see something.

Hence, option C is the correct answer.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Idioms and Phrases

Question 8

Direction: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
Apple-pie order

Solution:

 

Oops! Wrong answer!

Apple-pie order means maintaining extreme neatness.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Idioms and Phrases

Question 9

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
To take with a grain of salt

Solution:

 

Oops! Wrong answer!

The idiom “take with a grain of salt” means to consider something to be not completely true or right.

Example: He is an unreliable person. So, I take his words with a grain of salt.

Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Idioms and Phrases

Question 10

Direction: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
Hard of hearing

Solution:

 

Oops! Wrong answer!

“Hard of hearing” means someone who is not able to hear well.
Hence, somewhat deaf is the correct answer.
Difficulty Level: Medium
Correct Attempts: 0%
Topic: Idioms and Phrases

SSC Idioms Phrases

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