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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-14

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Question 1
Going abroad for a holiday was out of the question.
A
undesirable
B
impossible
C
unpleasant
D
irresistible
Question 1 Explanation:
‘Out of the question’ means something which is not allowed. For example: Considering Joanna to join us for the dinner is out of the question.
Question 2
When my friend was in Kolkata, he ran into an old friend at the theatre.
A
hit
B
met accidentally
C
planned to meet
D
invited
Question 2 Explanation:
‘Running into somebody’ means meeting someone by chance.
Question 3
The question of unemployment is a hard nut to crack.
A
difficult task
B
different matter
C
impossible task
D
inexplicable problem
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘hard nut to crack’ means a very difficult problem. For example: For me, every mathematics problem is a hard nut to crack.
Question 4
The officer called for an explanation from the cashier for the shortage of cash.
A
asked
B
begged
C
served a notice
D
demanded
Question 4 Explanation:
The phrase, ‘call for’ means to demand for something.
Question 5
To bring to light
A
to reveal
B
to conceal
C
to provide luminescence
D
to appeal
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘bring something to light’ means to present something to the people; make facts known to people. For example: The recent theories in physics have brought to light the origination of earth.
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