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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-9

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Question 1
She broke down in the middle of her speech.
A
could not proceed
B
fell down
C
became angry
D
cried
Question 1 Explanation:
The phrase, “break down”, means to collapse emotionally and start crying. For example, it can be used like, ’He broke down and wept at the sad news’.
Question 2
They got on well with each other the moment they met.
A
had an agreement
B
had a misunderstanding
C
had a friendly relationship
D
fell in love
Question 2 Explanation:
To ‘get on well’ means to have an understanding in a relationship. We are very good friends and we get on well with each other
Question 3
She tried to Slip off, but was caught immediately.
A
steal quietly
B
go quickly
C
leave quietly
D
slide quickly
Question 3 Explanation:
‘Slipping off’ means to sneak out from somewhere. For example: They slipped off, and no one noticed them.
Question 4
I am looking forward to her arrival.
A
afraid of
B
expecting with pleasure
C
expecting
D
confident of
Question 4 Explanation:
The phrase, ‘looking forward to’ means to wait for something eagerly. For example: I’m looking forward to visiting him next month.
Question 5
A shot in the dark
A
to love to go out on adventures
B
be able to work very quickly
C
be very violent
D
an attempt to guess something
Question 5 Explanation:
‘A shot (or stab) in the dark’ means a vague guess, without imagining what it the result would be. For example: A new theory proposed is usually a shot in the dark usually, and is altered later according to experimental results.
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