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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-12

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Question 1
Die hard
A
unwilling to change
B
ready to change
C
egoist
D
arrogant
Question 1 Explanation:
‘Die hard’ means opposing any change or new ideas very strongly. Look at the sentence: He is a die-hard fan of Sachin Tendulkar and cannot hear even a word against him.
Question 2
To hail from
A
call
B
receive
C
come from
D
arrive
Question 2 Explanation:
The phrase, ‘hail from’ means to be from a particular place. For example: His mother hailed from Britain.
Question 3
He turned a deaf ear to his parents advice.
A
listen carefully
B
refused to obey
C
big help
D
attentively
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘turn a deaf ear’ to completely ignore somebody. For example: People are turning a deaf ear to the burning topic of global warming, but they will realize their mistake soon.
Question 4
Now a days, one gets good literary books once in a blue moon.
A
from renowned publisher
B
at very low cost
C
when moon gives blue light
D
rarely
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘once in a blue moon’ means very seldom. For example: She dresses up well once in a blue moon.
Question 5
To feel like a fish out of water
A
disgusted
B
uncomfortable
C
disappointed
D
homeless
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘to feel like a fish out of water’ is used to refer to a situation when a person is in an unfamiliar situation and he feels awkward. For example: Being a humanities student, I felt like a fish out of water at the science exhibition.
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