- These tests are a check for your learning and your level with respect to the basic vocabulary skills.
- 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-19
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The officer kicked up a row over the issue.
gave a kick in the air
made a great fuss
avoided the issue
gave strict orders
Question 1 Explanation:
‘Kick up a row/fuss/storm’, means to misbehave and disturb. For example: The principal kicked up a row to induce discipline in the school.
The young boy was kicking his heels inspite of his mother's stem warnings.
passing a gesture of disrespect
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘kick your heels’ means waste time futilely. For example: She kicked her heels for hours but the project came out to be a failure.
Can you give me a hand with this luggage?
keep a watch on
provide me with
help me with
Question 3 Explanation:
‘Give a hand with’, means to help somebody with something. For example: I will be glad if you give me a hand with my mathematics project.
I take exception to your statement that I am bad tempered.
do not agree
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘take exception to something’ means to disagree with something.
Let us have a heart to heart talk to solve this problem.
Question 5 Explanation:
‘Heart to heart talk’ means to talk openly straightforward and direct without keeping any secrets.
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