idioms and phrases Model Questions & Answers, Practice Test for ssc cgl tier 1 2024

Directions:

In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the idiom in bold in the sentence.

Question :1

Don't poke your nose into my affairs.

Answer: (c)

Question :2

My father strained every nerve to enable me to get settled in life.

Answer: (d)

'Strain every nerve' means 'make all possible efforts'. 'Worked very hard' comes closest in meaning to it.

Question :3

Sunil thought his skill would match up to Keshav's bulk, but in the fight he was beaten neck and crop.

Answer: (b)

'Neck and crop' means 'headlong' (precipitately, impetuously). 'Swiftly' is closest in meaning to this.

Question :4

He believes in the policy of making hay while the sun shines.

Answer: (a)

Question :5

He is always picking holes in every project.

Answer: (b)

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