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He cannot make both ends meet.

  • manage the business
  • work hard
  • earn enough
  • control affairs
  • Correct Option: C  [ earn enough ]

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When the family in the next house packed off at midnight, I began to smell a rat.

  • to suspect a trick
  • to misunderstand
  • to smell a bad smell
  • to see hidden meaning
  • Correct Option: A  [ to suspect a trick ]

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It was he who put a spoke in my wheel.

  • tried to cause an accident
  • helped in the execution of the plan
  • thwarted the execution of the plan
  • destroy the plan
  • Correct Option: C  [ thwarted the execution of the plan ]

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

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

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Ram is very calculative and always has an axe to grind.

  • Has no result
  • Works for both sides
  • has a private agenda
  • fails to arouse
  • Correct Option: C  [ has a private agenda ]

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The prices are going up by leaps and bounds.

  • irregularly
  • rapidly
  • gradually
  • systematically
  • Correct Option: B  [ rapidly ]

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With the existing management the future of the company is in doldrums.

  • dull
  • bright
  • uncertain
  • secure
  • Correct Option: C  [ uncertain ]

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A man of straw

  • a worthy fellow
  • a man of no substance
  • a very active man
  • a selfish Person
  • Correct Option: B  [ a man of no substance ]

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When I saw him in the morning, he looked like a duck in the thunderstorm.

  • entrapped
  • distressed
  • peaceful
  • timid
  • Correct Option: B  [ distressed ]

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He is a dark horse.

  • silent
  • secretive
  • dangerous
  • possessing a secret ability.
  • Correct Option: D  [ possessing a secret ability. ]

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