• These tests are a check for your learning and your level with respect to the basic vocabulary skills
  • 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-3

Congratulations - you have completed Idioms and Phrases: Test-3.You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%.Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%%
Your answers are highlighted below.
Question 1
Reading between the lines I realized that my friend wanted to keep something from me.
A
looking for meanings that are not actually expressed
B
Reading in an unknown language
C
Reading with interest
D
Skimming and skipping between the lines
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom 'read between the lines' means: To find out the meaning that is not clearly mentioned or stated but is present in an implied or abstract sense For example: Don’t try to read between the lines, just understand what she means to day.
Question 2
I cannot put up with your misconduct any longer..
A
Bear
B
Manage
C
Accept
D
Tolerate
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Put up with’ means: To bear or excuse misbehavior or tolerate misconduct.
Question 3
In spite of the immense pressure exerted by the militants, the Government has decided not to give in.
A
Accept
B
Submit
C
Oblige
D
Reject
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Give in’ means = to admit or to submit to the demand. To yield to something/ someone. For example: I won’t give in to my sister’s unreasonable demands.
Question 4
We wanted to keep the gift as a surprise for mother but my sister gave the game away.
A
To lose a game
B
Let out the secret
C
To be disinterested in a game
D
To cheat in a game
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘gave out the secret’ means: To tell the person for whom the surprise is being planned the plan. To break the secret to everyone. For example: It’s too early to give the game away
Question 5
Red-letter day
A
A colourful day
B
Fatal day
C
Happy and significant day
D
Valentine’s day
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Red-letter day’ means: A day which is marked in history as significant because of a happy or victorious occasion. For example: The day I graduated with honors was a read letter day for my family.
Once you are finished, click the button below. Any items you have not completed will be marked incorrect. Get Results
There are 5 questions to complete.
List
Return
Shaded items are complete.
12345
End
Return