• 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-5

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Question 1
To end in smoke
A
To have a smoke
B
To get spread
C
To fail
D
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.
Question 2
He was progressing by leaps and bounds because of his hard work.
A
Rapidly
B
Slowly
C
With difficulty
D
Dishonestly
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.
Question 3
The student is on the verge of breakdown.
A
On the brink of
B
At the outset of
C
In the midst of
D
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
Question 4
My repeated attempts to get refund from the civic authorities were of no avail.
A
Successful
B
Planned
C
Futile
D
Postponed
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.
Question 5
In the securities scam, the national credibility was at stake.
A
On trial
B
Under pressure
C
In danger
D
Challenged
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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