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Idioms and Phrases: Test-6

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Question 1
To weigh up the pros and cons is to
A
To measure the ingredient
B
To observe manners
C
To consider all facts
D
To take action
Question 1 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘the pros and cons’ means: To consider all aspects, advantages and disadvantages of a particular situation or thing. For example: We should look at pros as well as cons of this proposal.
Question 2
If you are in the good books of the boss, you are sure to rise quickly.
A
Work well for the boss
B
Praise the boss
C
Help the boss
D
Irritate the boss
Question 2 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘are in the good books’ means: To work well and be appreciated. For example: She was in his good books so he gave her the responsibility of the church.
Question 3
He expects his subordinates to be always at his beck and call
A
At rest
B
At work
C
At his disposal
D
At their desks
Question 3 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘to be always at his beck and call’ means: To be always available whenever he wants them; At his disposal. For example: The servant was tired of being always at the beck and call of his moody employer
Question 4
In the long run
A
Permanently
B
Universally
C
Occasionally
D
Ultimately
Question 4 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘In the long run’ means: Ultimately, in the future. For example: In the long run, this investment will prove to be beneficial.
Question 5
The question of higher membership fees was brought up at the last meeting.
A
To have a discussion on
B
Introduced for discussion
C
Ridiculed
D
Vaguely referred to
Question 5 Explanation: 
The idiom ‘Brought up' means: To introduce or raise a topic in a meeting for further discussion. For example: Principal brought up the subject of self- defense in annual PTM.
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