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Idioms and Phrases: Test-2
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She goes to her mother's house off and on.
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Off and on’ means: To do a thing frequently or often. i.e. here it means that she visits her mother’s house often. For example: We visited my brother off and on.
If he phones again, I am going to give him a piece of my mind.
To be nice to him
To take revenge on him
To reprimand him
To support him.
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘To give him a piece of my mind’ means: To tell a person off for his disagreeable behavior or to reprimand him. For example: The teacher gave her class a piece of her mind.
She tries very hard to keep up with her rich neighbors.
To get friendly
To keep in touch
To show them down
To be on par
Question 3 Explanation:
The phrase 'keep up' means to continue in order to match something or to be equal to someone.
Why don't you put an end to blowing your own trumpet?
Producing music by playing trumpet
Listening to trumpet
Praising your own abilities and achievements
Making loud and unpleasant noise
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom 'blow one's own trumpet' means: Praising and appreciating one’s own qualities, achievements or to be excessively pleased with ourselves.
The saint's life was an open book.
One that held no secrets
An ideal life
A pleasant life
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom 'an open book' means: A honest and open life in which the person has nothing to hide or shy away from. A life which has no secrets. Actor’s life is an open book.
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