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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-13

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Question 1
To add fuel to fire
A
to investigate
B
to insulate
C
to initiate
D
to incite
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘to add fuel to fire’ means to make a situation worse by doing something. For example: His senseless ideas in the project added fuel to the fire.
Question 2
All his schemes ended in smoke.
A
came to nothing
B
got on fire
C
burnt up
D
attracted everybody
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘end in smoke’ means to terminate without producing a result.
Question 3
You had better get up now or you will be late for school.
A
should
B
may
C
might
D
can
Question 3 Explanation:
‘Had better’ is used to make recommendations. For example: You had better watched the traffic while crossing the road.
Question 4
To have second thoughts
A
To change decision
B
To plan carefully
C
To take someone
D
To reconsider
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘to have second thoughts’ means to consider changing a decision already made. For example: He is having second thoughts for going to Singapore.
Question 5
Not my cup of tea
A
A refreshing drink
B
A routine work
C
Not what I like
D
Not liked by me
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom ‘not somebody's cup of tea’ means not one's choice or preference. For example: Roaming around the whole city is not my cup of tea.
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