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Idioms and Phrases MCQ

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

  • ignoring
  • hiding
  • forgetting
  • denying
  • Correct Option: D  [ denying ]


He was out of spirits for a few days after his defeat.

  • gloomy
  • sober
  • lifeless
  • uninvolved
  • Correct Option: A  [ gloomy ]


Those persons who are ready to sail close to the wind can be successful in life.

  • to take risk
  • to manage the situation
  • to work hard
  • to be regular
  • Correct Option: A  [ to take risk ]


The meeting ended in fiasco.

  • succeeded
  • in confusion
  • in complete failure
  • in acrimonious debate
  • Correct Option: C  [ in complete failure ]


At first there was a show of resistance to the new rule issued by the Government, but the movement had no backbone and speedily collapsed.

  • justification
  • impact
  • strength
  • support
  • Correct Option: C  [ strength ]


"Don't try to throw dust into my eyes. You will not succeed."

  • to protect my eyes
  • blind me with dust
  • to mislead or confuse me
  • to blind me with dust
  • Correct Option: C  [ to mislead or confuse me ]

    Remark: throw dust into my eyes: to mislead or deceive someone.

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. ]


He promised to look into the matter.

  • to peer closely at
  • to take care of
  • to investigate
  • to question
  • Correct Option: C  [ to investigate ]


The idiomatic expression 'pull yourself together'.

  • Drag oneself
  • help one
  • get angry
  • calm down by oneself
  • Correct Option: D  [ calm down by oneself ]


He is ill at ease in his new position.

  • not comfortable
  • feeling sad
  • angry
  • callous
  • Correct Option: A  [ not comfortable ]

    Remark: ill at ease: awkward, uneasy, uncomfortable