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Idioms and Phrases: Test-5
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To end in smoke
To have a smoke
To get spread
To burn slowly
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom ‘To end in smoke’ means: Not getting successful or getting completely ruined. For example: His business ended in smoke.
He was progressing by leaps and bounds because of his hard work.
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘By leaps and bounds’ means: Fast paced, rapid progresses For example: Raj progressed in his law career by leaps and bounds because of his cunningness.
The student is on the verge of breakdown.
On the brink of
At the outset of
In the midst of
At the risk of
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘on the verge of’ means: To be on the point of or on the brink of something. At the border line. For example: When she came back from office, she was on the verge of a break down
My repeated attempts to get refund from the civic authorities were of no avail.
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘To be of no avail’ means: To make futile or useless attempts without getting any success. For example: I tried to plead with her to grant him his claim but to no avail.
In the securities scam, the national credibility was at stake.
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom 'at stake' means: The danger of losing everything. For example: I have put everything at stake to win this suit.
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