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Idioms and Phrases: Test-3
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Reading between the lines I realized that my friend wanted to keep something from me.
looking for meanings that are not actually expressed
Reading in an unknown language
Reading with interest
Skimming and skipping between the lines
Question 1 Explanation:
The idiom 'read between the lines' means: To find out the meaning that is not clearly mentioned or stated but is present in an implied or abstract sense For example: Don’t try to read between the lines, just understand what she means to day.
I cannot put up with your misconduct any longer..
Question 2 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Put up with’ means: To bear or excuse misbehavior or tolerate misconduct.
In spite of the immense pressure exerted by the militants, the Government has decided not to give in.
Question 3 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Give in’ means = to admit or to submit to the demand. To yield to something/ someone. For example: I won’t give in to my sister’s unreasonable demands.
We wanted to keep the gift as a surprise for mother but my sister gave the game away.
To lose a game
Let out the secret
To be disinterested in a game
To cheat in a game
Question 4 Explanation:
The idiom ‘gave out the secret’ means: To tell the person for whom the surprise is being planned the plan. To break the secret to everyone. For example: It’s too early to give the game away
A colourful day
Happy and significant day
Question 5 Explanation:
The idiom ‘Red-letter day’ means: A day which is marked in history as significant because of a happy or victorious occasion. For example: The day I graduated with honors was a read letter day for my family.
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