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Idioms and Phrases: Test-6
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To weigh up the pros and cons is to
To measure the ingredient
To observe manners
To consider all facts
To take action
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom ‘the pros and cons’ means: To consider all aspects, advantages and disadvantages of a particular situation or thing. For example: We should look at pros as well as cons of this proposal.
If you are in the good books of the boss, you are sure to rise quickly.
Work well for the boss
Praise the boss
Help the boss
Irritate the boss
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘are in the good books’ means: To work well and be appreciated. For example: She was in his good books so he gave her the responsibility of the church.
He expects his subordinates to be always at his beck and call
At his disposal
At their desks
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘to be always at his beck and call’ means: To be always available whenever he wants them; At his disposal. For example: The servant was tired of being always at the beck and call of his moody employer
In the long run
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘In the long run’ means: Ultimately, in the future. For example: In the long run, this investment will prove to be beneficial.
The question of higher membership fees was brought up at the last meeting.
To have a discussion on
Introduced for discussion
Vaguely referred to
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Brought up' means: To introduce or raise a topic in a meeting for further discussion. For example: Principal brought up the subject of self- defense in annual PTM.
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