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- Directions for individual questionsEach question has a sentence that uses an idiom or phrase. You need to identify the apt meaning of the idiom/phrase from the given options
Idioms and Phrases: Test-1
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Those who work ‘by fits and starts’ seldom show good results.
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom ‘by fits and starts’ means: Not working continuously, in a flow but frequently stopping, taking breaks and starting again. For example: He works by fits and starts and is not able to finish the work on time.
His statement is out and out a lie.
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘out and out’ means: completely or totally.
The luxury car that they bought turned out to be a white elephant.
A rare article
Useful mode of transport
Costly or troublesome possession
A proud possession
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘A white elephant’ means: A possession which is expensive or hard to maintain.
The heavy downpour played havoc in the coastal area.
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Havoc’ means: To cause a widespread damage, destruction or disorder and completely disrupt the life.
He has to abide by the hard and fast rule of the company.
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Hard and Fast’ means: To strictly adhere to rule or policies of the company. For example: There are no hard and fast rules in this field, you must trust your own judgment.
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