• 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-16

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Question 1
He is as hard as nail, never moved by anything.
A
tough
B
emotionless
C
physically strong
D
hard working
Question 1 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘as hard as nails’, means to have no feelings or sympathy for other people. For example: She'll be good in business - she's as hard as nails.
Question 2
I will do the work if I am allowed a free hand in the choice of materials.
A
complete liberty
B
an expense account
C
to employ men to work
D
unlimited funds
Question 2 Explanation: 
The phrase, ‘a free hand’, means characterized by or resulting from liberty. For example: Give a man a free hand and he'll try to put it all over you.
Question 3
In black and white
A
useless
B
in writing
C
in short
D
in full swing
Question 3 Explanation: 
The idiom in black and white means in writing or printing (official). For example: The students presented a complaint in black and white against the teacher.
Question 4
To get wind:
A
to forget
B
come to know
C
to tell
D
to fly
Question 4 Explanation: 
The idiom, ‘get wind of something’ means to learn of something which was intended to be kept as a secret. For example: His mother got wind that he was taking drugs.
Question 5
Bad blood
A
low blood pressure
B
feeling of love
C
feeling of hatred
D
high blood pressure
Question 5 Explanation: 
The idiom, ‘bad blood’ means a strong feeling of hatred and enmity. A sentence example is: There is bad blood between the two communities in the same state.
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