• 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-7

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Question 1
The news of the accident came as a bolt from the blue.
A
As a pleasant surprise
B
As a flood
C
As something expected
D
As something unexpected and unpleasant
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom ‘A Blot from the blue’ means: A horrible shock which is unexpected and unpleasant For example: The tragic death of the king came as a blot from Blue
Question 2
Our house number is 117. Our house is within a stone's throw from the Red Building.
A
far off
B
far away
C
very near to
D
beside
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘within a stone's throw ‘means: Being very near / close by. For example: Her school was within a stone’s throw from her house.
Question 3
The company has run into a lot of debts.
A
Incurred
B
Covered
C
Opened up
D
Prevented
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘run into’ means: incurred or go into. The producer of the flop film ran in to debts.
Question 4
The teacher advised the students to take into account the advice given by the elders.
A
To obey
B
To neglect
C
To consider
D
To reject
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘to take into account’ means: to consider or to listen. For example: I have told him in take in to account his mother’s point of view too.
Question 5
The principal has to carry out the orders issued by the higher authorities.
A
Obey
B
Communicate to
C
Execute
D
Plan
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom ‘carry out’ means: to execute or to see that they are worked upon. For example: Ram carried out the king’s orders and beheaded his enemy.
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