• 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-25

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Question 1
Tagore was a man of letters.
A
Of wide contacts
B
An excellent letter dictator
C
A great writer of letters
D
Proficient in literary art
Question 1 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘Man of letters’ means: A man with high literary power. For example: Man of letters is a man of words.
Question 2
She could never measure up to her parent expectation.
A
Reach the level
B
Work as hard
C
Assess the amount
D
Increase her height
Question 2 Explanation: 
Measure up means: to fulfill. For example: I will measure up everybody’s expectations.
Question 3
The little girl with her flawless performance stole the show.
A
Stole something from the show
B
Crept into the show
C
Won everybody's praise
D
Disappeared from the show
Question 3 Explanation: 
Stole the show means: Impressed everyone. For example: Ram stole the show with his singing.
Question 4
The thief was on good terms with the police.
A
Kept terms and conditions
B
Was friendly
C
Followed the rules
D
Agreed with them
Question 4 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘Good terms’ means: was friendly. For example: He was in good terms with his neighbors.
Question 5
They were offered six months rent in lieu of notice to vacate the building.
A
In spite of
B
In place of
C
Despite of
D
In addition to
Question 5 Explanation: 
In lieu of means: Instead of; In place of. For example: She was offered Rs. 7000 in lieu of the job.
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