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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-10

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Question 1
In a nutshell
A
angrily
B
casually
C
writing
D
brief
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘in a nutshell’ means to express something concisely. For example: To put it in a nutshell, we need to start with our project from today itself so that it is completed within a week.
Question 2
From the bottom of my heart
A
sincerely
B
lowest position
C
totally
D
wholly
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom from the bottom of your heart means with a sincere and pure feeling. For example: She requested everyone from the bottom of her heart to donate blood.
Question 3
A hard nut to crack
A
a foolish search
B
a difficult problem
C
an easy question
D
expensive thing
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘a hard/tough nut to crack’ means a very difficult problem to solve. For example: To study abroad in good university is a hard nut to crack for a middle class student.
Question 4
A lame excuse
A
unsatisfactory explanation
B
good explanation
C
useless talk
D
ill feelings
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘a lame excuse’ means an unconvincing justification or explanation. For example: He made lame excuses to hide the reason for being late.
Question 5
At a loss
A
expert
B
unable
C
able
D
defeat
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘at a loss’ means not having any idea what to say or do. For example: I am at a loss what topic to start studying for the exams. I fear that I might fail in these exams.
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