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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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To hit the jackpot
to get an unexpected victory
to be wealthy
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.
I was so disappointed when my close friend left me in the lurch.
Went away without waiting for me
Helped me in difficult times
Abandoned me when I needed help
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.
Having no arguments to defend his point. the speaker began to beat about the bush.
Wander across the words
Speak in a haphazard manner
Speak in a round, about manner
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
Naresh Goyal had to stand on his feet very early in his life.
To be a runner
To be independent
To stand erect
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.
I trust you will bear with me a few minutes more.
Have patience with
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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