idioms and phrases Model Questions & Answers, Practice Test for ssc chsl tier 1 (2023)

Question :1

From stem to stern

Answer: (a) 

From stem to stern = from the front to the back especially of a ship

Look at the sentence : Surges of water rocked their boats from stem to stern

Question :2

Over egg the pudding

Answer: (a) 

add unnecessary details to make better or worse.

Over egg the pudding = to spoil something by trying too hard to improve it.

Look at the sentence : As a director, I think he has a tendency to over-egg the pudding, with a few too many gorgeous shots of the country side.

Question :3

Turn over a new leaf

Answer: (a) 

change one’s behaviour for the better

Turn over a new leaf = start to act or or behave in a better or more responsible way; improve; to start behaving in a better way.

Look at the sentence : Apparently he has turned over a new leaf and he is not smoking any more.

Question :4

Take up the hatchet

Answer: (d) 

prepare for or go to war

Take up the hatchet = to make or declare war

Look at the sentence : He induced the tribes to take up the hatchet against the English.

Question :5

At loose ends

Answer: (c) 

in an uncertain situation

At a loose end = to have nothing to do At loose ends = not knowing what to do, especially because of an upsetting change.

Look at the sentences : If you find yourself at loose ends, you could always clean the bathroom.

I was at loose ends after finishing school and not being able to find a job.


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