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Idioms and Phrases MCQ

A close shave.

  • A narrow escape from danger
  • stubble
  • Very short hair
  • Hairless skin
  • Correct Option: A  [ A narrow escape from danger ]


It was her maiden speech on the stage and she performed well.

  • unprepared speech
  • sudden speech
  • primary speech
  • first speech
  • Correct Option: D  [ first speech ]


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

  • stood up
  • was firm
  • got down
  • walked fast
  • Correct Option: B  [ was firm ]


Choose the most appropriate meaning of the idiom "To cry wolf".

  • To Cry copiously
  • To raise false alarm
  • To be frightened
  • To scare people
  • Correct Option: B  [ To raise false alarm ]

    Remark: To cry wolf: to keep asking for help when you do not need it, with the result that people think you do not need help when you really need it.

The boy broke the window and took to his heels.

  • The boy ran into the window.
  • The boy broke the window and ran away.
  • The boy broke the window and fell on his heels.
  • The boy broke the window with his heels.
  • Correct Option: B  [ The boy broke the window and ran away. ]


I am heading out to the party. Do you want to ride shot gun ?

  • back seat in a car
  • middle seat in a car
  • front seat in a car
  • None of these
  • Correct Option: C  [ front seat in a car ]


How did you break the ice in the party?

  • Break free
  • Initiate something
  • Shatter peace
  • Cause harm
  • Correct Option: B  [ Initiate something ]


A leader should respect the opinion of the rank and file.

  • the poor people
  • the military personnel
  • the majority
  • the common people
  • Correct Option: D  [ the common people ]


Discipline is on the wane in school and colleges these days.

  • increasing
  • declining
  • spreading
  • spiralling
  • Correct Option: B  [ declining ]


Seema is a little hard of hearing.

  • inaudible
  • deaf
  • disinterested
  • insensitive
  • Correct Option: B  [ deaf ]

    Remark: "Hard of hearing" refers to people with hearing loss ranging from mild to severe.