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Idioms and Phrases: Test-14
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Going abroad for a holiday was out of the question.
Question 1 Explanation:
‘Out of the question’ means something which is not allowed. For example: Considering Joanna to join us for the dinner is out of the question.
When my friend was in Kolkata, he ran into an old friend at the theatre.
planned to meet
Question 2 Explanation:
‘Running into somebody’ means meeting someone by chance.
The question of unemployment is a hard nut to crack.
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘hard nut to crack’ means a very difficult problem. For example: For me, every mathematics problem is a hard nut to crack.
The officer called for an explanation from the cashier for the shortage of cash.
served a notice
Question 4 Explanation:
The phrase, ‘call for’ means to demand for something.
To bring to light
to provide luminescence
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom, ‘bring something to light’ means to present something to the people; make facts known to people. For example: The recent theories in physics have brought to light the origination of earth.
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