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Idioms & Phrases for SBI / IDBI / FCI

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Dear Aspirants,

English Section is very important to score better in Banking and other competitive exams. Now a day, the pattern of questions asked in this section are very lengthy and thus, time-consuming. But once dealt with proper strategy and accuracy, this section can get you the maximum marks in the examination. Here is another set of Questions to improve your speed and practice. Make most of it.

Directions (Q. 1-10): In each of the following questions, choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idioms/ phrases.

1. A snake in the grass

1) a very poisonous snake
2) a secret agent
3) an unrecognisable enemy or danger
4) not a reliable person
5) a timid person

2. To turn over a new leaf

1) to change one’s behaviour for the better
2) to read something attentively
3) to remain vigilant
4) to be careful
5) to be energetic

3. In abeyance

1) in absence
2) in no time
3) in a nutshell
4) in suspension
5) in dilemma

4. With might and main

1) big blow
2) hard blow
3) with full vigour
4) penetrating
5) with great pain

5. In a jam

1) bad
2) in trouble
3) hindrance
4) eatable
5) in confusion

6. To get at

1) to reach
2) to advance
3) to proceed
4) to escape
5) to walk

7. End in smoke

1) to catch fire
2) to fall
3) end in the destruction of the building
4) to give no practical result
5) to end the hostility

8. Break the ice

1) to crack the ice
2) to start quarrelling
3) to end the fight
4) to get confused
5) to start a conversation

9. Fall flat

1) to fall in love
2) fail to win appreciation
3) lose consciousness
4) lose confidence
5) appear weak

10. Be in the mire

1) be in love
2) be uneasy
3) be in difficulties
4) be under debt
5) be obsessed

Answers:
  1. 3
  2. 1
  3. 4
  4. 3
  5. 2
  6. 1
  7. 4
  8. 5
  9. 2
  10. 3
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