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Idioms and Phrases: Test-34

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Question 1
TAKE UP THE CUDGELS
A
To support somebody
B
To start a new business
C
To go on a holiday
D
To relax
Question 1 Explanation: 
‘Take up the cudgels’ means to support and defend someone strongly. For example: She was there with her friend to take up the cudgels.
Question 2
AS THE CROW FLIES
A
To wander in jungles
B
In a straight line
C
To protect environment
D
To travel to a foreign land
Question 2 Explanation: 
Idiom, ‘as a crow flies’ means in a straight line, without any deviation. For example: The destination is about 50 km. from here as the crow flies.
Question 3
TO CHAMP AT THE BIT
A
To be careless in making preparations
B
To show off
C
To be restlessly impatient
D
To win in a tournament
Question 3 Explanation: 
Idiom, ‘to champ at the bit’ means to be very eager. Hence, the correct answer is to be restlessly impatient. For example: The students were champing at the bit to go for the trip.
Question 4
WITH A FLEA IN ONE'S EAR
A
To know secrets
B
To have severe headache
C
To be rebuked
D
To flatter someone
Question 4 Explanation: 
Idiom, ‘with a flea in one’s ear’ means to express a very sharp criticism of someone. Hence, the answer is ‘to be rebuked’. For example: If he doesn't support on this issue, I'll put a flea in his ear.
Question 5
PIE IN THE SKY
A
Beautiful surroundings
B
Event unlikely to happen
C
Rainy season
D
Foreign traditions
Question 5 Explanation: 
Idiom, ‘pie in the sky’ means day dreaming about something which is not possible. Therefore, the correct option is ‘event unlikely to happen’. For example: One must get real and not hold out for pie in the sky.
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