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Idioms and Phrases MCQ

She just needs forty winks in order to be able to work all night.

  • someone's help
  • to take a stroll
  • a short nap
  • a little cooperation
  • Correct Option: C  [ a short nap ]


Don't mix with the bad hats.

  • people of bad character
  • people selling bad hats
  • people of poor status
  • people with bad hats
  • Correct Option: A  [ people of bad character ]

    Remark: bad hats: someone who deliberately stirs up trouble, mischief-maker, trouble maker,

Take Bull by its horn

  • deal decisively with a difficult situation
  • insult someone in public
  • remind someone of his promise
  • display one's wealth
  • Correct Option: A  [ deal decisively with a difficult situation ]


Failing in exam again and again even after putting all the hard work is bad blood.

  • Consume time and affects the health
  • The aspirants become unhealthy
  • The aspirants do not take interest
  • Create angry feeling
  • Correct Option: D  [ Create angry feeling ]


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.

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 policy has been declared to be null and void.

  • Invalid
  • Empty
  • Valid
  • Impossible
  • Correct Option: A  [ Invalid ]


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 ]


His ghost story was beyond belief.

  • Fantastic
  • Terrifying
  • Incredible
  • Imaginary
  • Correct Option: C  [ Incredible ]


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

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