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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-4

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Question 1
Have the last laugh
A
To be of a joyful nature
B
Laugh only after understanding something
C
To be victorious at the end of an argument
D
To crack the final joke
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Have the last laugh’ means: To get victory at the end of the argument after defeating the opponents. For example: He didn’t say anything offensive but he got the last laugh unlimately
Question 2
Turn a deaf ear
A
Disregard
B
Defy
C
Disobey
D
Dismiss
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Turn a deaf ear’ means: To ignore or disobey. Not to pay heed to something For example: Don’t turn deaf ear to your uncle’s warning.
Question 3
To smell a rat
A
To experience bad smell
B
To misunderstand
C
To see a hidden meaning
D
To suspect a trick
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘To smell a rat’ means: to get suspicious of something unusual going on. For example: I smelt a rat when I saw them together in the shopping mall.
Question 4
All his ventures went to the winds.
A
Dissipated
B
Got successful
C
Became infamous
D
Failed
Question 4 Explanation:
The Idiom ‘went to the winds’ means: Not to materialize or to dissipate. For example: I was depressed after my plan went to the winds
Question 5
At snail's pace
A
To do things very slowly
B
To be weak
C
To be very methodical and neat
D
To be indifferent
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom ‘At snail’s pace’ means: at a very slow pace. For example: The official work took place at snail’s pace.
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