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Idioms and Phrases: Test-12
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unwilling to change
ready to change
Question 1 Explanation:
‘Die hard’ means opposing any change or new ideas very strongly. Look at the sentence: He is a die-hard fan of Sachin Tendulkar and cannot hear even a word against him.
To hail from
Question 2 Explanation:
The phrase, ‘hail from’ means to be from a particular place. For example: His mother hailed from Britain.
He turned a deaf ear to his parents advice.
refused to obey
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘turn a deaf ear’ to completely ignore somebody. For example: People are turning a deaf ear to the burning topic of global warming, but they will realize their mistake soon.
Now a days, one gets good literary books once in a blue moon.
from renowned publisher
at very low cost
when moon gives blue light
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘once in a blue moon’ means very seldom. For example: She dresses up well once in a blue moon.
To feel like a fish out of water
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘to feel like a fish out of water’ is used to refer to a situation when a person is in an unfamiliar situation and he feels awkward. For example: Being a humanities student, I felt like a fish out of water at the science exhibition.
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