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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-15

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Question 1
To hit the jackpot
A
to gamble
B
to get an unexpected victory
C
to be wealthy
D
to make money quickly
Question 1 Explanation:
‘To hit the jackpot’ means to win a large amount of money unexpectedly. For example: Sheldon hit the jackpot in the lottery.
Question 2
I was so disappointed when my close friend left me in the lurch.
A
Went away without waiting for me
B
Helped me in difficult times
C
Abandoned me when I needed help
D
Stopped helping me in emergency
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom leave somebody in the lurch means: To fail to help somebody when in need For example: She was left in a lurch by him.
Question 3
Having no arguments to defend his point. the speaker began to beat about the bush.
A
Wander across the words
B
Speak in a haphazard manner
C
Speak in a round, about manner
D
Make use of irrelevant reference
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom beat about the bush/ beat around the bush means: to talk about something for a long time without coming to the main point For example: There is no need to beat about the bush
Question 4
Naresh Goyal had to stand on his feet very early in his life.
A
To be a runner
B
To be independent
C
To stand erect
D
To be alone
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘To stand on one’s feet’ means: To be (financially) independent/ not to depend upon anybody. For example: Making a child stand on his own feet is the biggest ambition as well as challenge for every parent.
Question 5
I trust you will bear with me a few minutes more.
A
Have patience with
B
Support
C
Carry on
D
Control yourself
Question 5 Explanation:
The phrase ‘bear with’ means: to show patience to someone/something and not losing our composure over it. For example: I cannot bear with his snide comments anymore.
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