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SSC CGL Phrase/Idiom Meaning Questions

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SSC CGL Phrase/Idiom Meaning Questions

Phrase/Idiom Meaning Questions

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There are 0-2 Phrase/Idiom meaning Questions will be asked in SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam. Below are the frequently asked Questions in the SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination.


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Directions: In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom\Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom\Phrase.
1. Our plan to go to London is in the air.

  1. un decided
  2. certain
  3. under consideration
  4. for approval

Answer: A

2. Indians are going places in the field of software technology.

  1. going abroad
  2. going to spaces
  3. talented and successful
  4. friendly and amicable

Answer: C

3. She is a person who pulls no punches.

  1. speaks politely
  2. speaks frankly
  3. speaks rudely
  4. speaks sweetly

Answer: B

4. For any group work to be successful. It is important that everyone is on the same page.

  1. present for the meeting
  2. registered for the work
  3. willing to pay the same fees
  4. thinks in a similar way

Answer: D
5. My efforts at pest control went in vain, I have to go back to the drawing board.

  1. plan it all over again
  2. take professional help
  3. spend sometime researching abroad
  4. work at night

Answer: A
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strong>6. Back out

  1. step aside
  2. pack up
  3. support
  4. withdraw from

Answer: D

7. Back up

  1. give moral support
  2. back-bencher
  3. pull back from
  4. stay behind

Answer: A

8. Be down in the dumps

  1. to fall down
  2. to fall from grace
  3. ever ready to take on
  4. appear miserable

Answer: D

9. Be to the fore

  1. to take the lead
  2. pre-apprehension
  3. be prominent
  4. to the brim

Answer: C

10. Curl one’s lip

  1. show scope
  2. show score
  3. show something good
  4. show scorn

Answer: B

11. To be at the zenith of

  1. to die an immature death
  2. to be succumbed to, one’s flattery
  3. be at the peak of
  4. face difficulty boldly

Answer: C

12. A pipe dream

  1. a day dream
  2. a hope or plan that will never come true
  3. an unending dream
  4. a nightmare

Answer: B

13. Piping hot

  1. steaming hot
  2. dreaming hot
  3. rancour
  4. extreme anger

Answer: A

14. He could not get money from his master because he rubbed him up the wrong way.

  1. suggested a wrong method
  2. advised him to be strict
  3. Irked or irritated him
  4. asked him to speed up

Answer: C

15. I’ll be able to do my job very well when I know the ropes.

  1. learn the procedures
  2. gain confidence
  3. become bolder
  4. work in silence

Answer: A

16. Ask Mr. Das. He can give you all the news you need. He is always in the swim.

  1. in search of news
  2. well-informed and up to date
  3. giving news to others
  4. at the swimming pool

Answer: B

17. You have been trying to solve this puzzle for a long time, be careful, so that you avoid barking up the wrong tree.

  1. keep working constantly
  2. climbing the wrong tree
  3. trying to solve problems
  4. trying to find something at a wrong place

Answer: D

18. The secretary’s thoughtless remark added fuel to the fire.

  1. helped in improving the situation
  2. prevented the situation
  3. added humor to the situation
  4. worsened the difficult situation

Answer: D

19. Plain speaking

  1. spilling the beans
  2. telling nonsense
  3. telling the truth
  4. revealing the secret

Answer: C

20. Put a spoke in one’s wheel

  1. obstruct progress
  2. grinder
  3. help someone to progress
  4. help someone with advice

Answer: A