• 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-24

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Question 1
Unless you grease his palms he will not do your work.
A
talk to him
B
flatter him
C
beat him
D
bribe him
Question 1 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘grease somebody's palm’ means to bribe someone.
Question 2
You can easily overcome this situation if you keep your head.
A
keep faith in
B
remain calm
C
believe in
D
trust the others
Question 2 Explanation: 
The idiom, ‘keep your head/keep a clear head’ means to keep calm and compose during bad situations.
Question 3
All at sea
A
very proud
B
overjoyed
C
puzzled
D
excited
Question 3 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘all at sea’ means in a completely confused state. For example: The Indian boy was all at sea when he visited Japan.
Question 4
To hit below the belt
A
to punish
B
to tie with a belt
C
to hit with a belt
D
to attack unfairly
Question 4 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘to hit below the belt’ means attacking someone in an unfair manner. For example: Tom hit John below the belt by blaming him for all the loss, because John was absent at the spot.
Question 5
At one's beck and call
A
to attend a call
B
to be helped by someone
C
to be useful to someone
D
to be dominated by someone
Question 5 Explanation: 
The idiom, ‘at somebody's beck and call’ means: always at the service of someone. For example: Don't expect your mother at your beck and call.
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