SSC CHSL 2017-18 Idioms :- 129 Questions
Exam was conducted from 04th March to 28th March 2018
In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
4 March 2018
Q.1:- After one’s own heart
1) Sharing or having one’s tastes or views.
2) Infatuation with a person which is not re ciprocated.
3) Memorise some thing by heart.
4) Don’t have the courage to do so mething bad for a good person.
Correct Answer: Sharing or having one’s tastes or views.
Meaning and sentence:- having the same opinions or interests as you:
समान विचार , दृष्टिकोण या स्वभाव का होना.
Example:- She’s a woman after my own heart.
Q.2:- Pull the wool over someone’s eyes
1) To protect someone.
2) To keep oneself warm.
3) Deceive someone by telling lies.
4) To pretend to be blind to the other person’s bad behaviour.
Correct Answer: Deceive someone by telling lies.
Meaning and sentence: – to trick or deceive someone, to hide the truth from someone
किसी को चालाकी से धोखा देना या किसी से सच्चाई छुपाना.
Example: – He was too clever to let them pull the wool over his eyes.
Q.3:- At somebody’s expense
1) Paid for by someone.
2) To blame a crime on someone else.
3) The unlucky persons who lose a race.
4) If one person benefits it is always at the loss of another.
Correct Answer: Paid for by someone.
Meaning and sentence:- if you do something at someone’s expense, they pay for you to do it.
किसी दुसरे के खर्चे पर.
Example: – When Kisan is travelling at the firm’s expense, he goes first class.
Q.4:- Cock and bull story
1) An implausible story used as an explanation or excuse.
2) A fairy tale told down generations.
3) A story of animals with hidden morals.
4) The meek can defeat the bully by being clever.
Correct Answer: An implausible story used as an explanation or excuse.
Meaning and sentence:- a story that is obviously not true, especially one given as an excuse:
मनगढ़ंत कहानी या बात , बहाना.
Example: – He gave me some cock-and-bull story about having to be at his cousin’s engagement party
5 March 2018
Q.5:- At large
1) A very big opportunity.
2) A criminal escaped or not yet captured.
3) To have a big heart.
4) A big appetite.
Correct Answer: A criminal escaped or not yet captured.
पकड़ से बाहर होना.
Meaning and sentence :- If a criminal is at large, they have not been found or caught.
Q.6:- Head over heels
1) To do things exactly opposite of what is expected.
2) Madly in love.
3) To do stupid things.
4) To unknowingly dive into an unpleasant situation.
Correct Answer: Madly in love.
Meaning and sentence: – completely in love with another person:
गहरे प्यार में होना या प्यार में पागल होना.
Example : – Laura fell head over heels in love with Chris.
Q.7:- A bone of contention
1) The only part to which two arguing parties agree.
2) An issue over which there is continuing disagreement.
3) A very expensive inherited property.
4) To be happy with only a few things.
Correct Answer: An issue over which there is continuing disagreement.
Meaning and sentence: – something that people disagree or argue about
विवाद या झगडे की जड़.
Example : – The main bone of contention between us is our children’s education.
Q.8:- Zip your lip
1) Keep quiet about something.
2) To talk fast.
3) To not think before speaking.
4) The silence before a storm.
Correct Answer: Keep quiet about something.
Meaning and sentence:- informal also zip your lips to say nothing or stop talking:
जुबान बंद रखना.
examples: – He’s the sort of man who rarely bothers to zip his lip.
Shut up George! Zip your lip!
The sulker does not dare let her hostile feelings out. So she zips her lips
Q.9:- A walk of life
1) An easy comfortable life not necessarily prosperous.
2) The most important day of your life.
3) A person’s occupation or position within society.
4) Walking is the best form of exercise.
Correct Answer: A person’s occupation or position within society.
Meaning and sentence: – The walk of life that you come from is the position that you have in society and the kind of job you have. समाज के भीतर एक व्यक्ति का व्यवसाय या स्थिति,
Example: – One of the greatest pleasures of this job is meeting people from all walks of life.
Q.10:- Cut to the chase
1) Come to the point.
2) To run after someb ody.
3) To cut out the importan t bits of information.
4) To take a short cut.
Correct Answer: Come to the point.
Meaning and sentence :- to talk about or deal with the important parts of a subject and not waste time with things that are not important:
महत्वपूर्ण बिषय पर बात करना.
Example:- I didn’t have long to talk so I cut to the chase and asked whether he was still married.
6 March 2018
Q.11:- Be in force
1) To enjoy a short period of fame or power.
2) In great strength or numbers.
3) A hateful act done in a haste.
4) Be the current winner.
Correct Answer: In great strength or numbers.
Meaning and sentence :- In great strength or numbers or in effect.
Example: – The constitution is still in force.
Q.12:- Make a scene
1) To perform beautifully in front of an audience.
2) Make a public disturbance or excited emotional display.
3) To narrate an elaborate false story.
4) Describe a scene in so much detail that it comes vivid.
Correct Answer: Make a public disturbance or excited emotional display.
Meaning and sentence:- To create a loud, typically angry disturbance or display in public, such that it draws attention to those involved. तमाशा खड़ा करना , एक सार्वजनिक अशांति या उत्तेजित भावनात्मक प्रदर्शन करना.
Example: – Leela made a scene in the store when they refused to refund her.
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