Idioms And Phrases

91.Why must you look a gift horse in the mouth ?

a. welcome a gift
b. find fault with a gift
c. be fastidious
d. examine a gift carefully

Option “B” is correct.
gift horse in the mouth: to show a lack of appreciation or gratitude when receiving a gift.

92.Dowry is a burning question of the day.

a. a widely debated issue
b. a dying issue
c. a relevant problem
d. an irrelevant issue

Option “A” is correct.
burning question: an important question that requires an answer.

93.Leaders should not only make speeches they should also be prepared to bell the cat.

a. To take lead in danger.
b. To tie bell to a cat’s neck
c. To be alert of the enemy
d. To make noise

Option “A” is correct.
to bell the cat: to attempt or agree to attempt an impossibly difficult task that if achieved, will benefit the entire community.

94.The popularity of the yesterday’s superstar is on the wane.

a. at its peak
b. at rock bottom
c. growing more
d. growing less

Option “D” is correct.
on the wane: to decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity.

95.He is leaving the country for a good.

a. for better prospects
b. for a good cause
c. forever
d. for others good

Option “C” is correct.
for a good: permanently.

96.The thief took to his heels when he saw a policeman on the beat.

a. had some pain in his heels
b. ran away from the scene
c. confronted the policeman
d. could not decide what to do

Option “B” is correct.
took to his heels: to begin to run away.

97.He struck several bad patches before he made good.

a. came across bad soil
b. Had a bad time
c. Went through many illness
d. Had many professional difficulties

Option “B” is correct.
struck several bad patches: to have bad time.

98.The accounts of the murder made her flesh creep.

a. Made her sad
b. Surprised her
c. Made her cry bitterly
d. Fill her with horror

Option “D” is correct.
made her flesh creep: to cause one to feel disgusted or frightened.

99.How long will the people put up with the increasing economic hardships?

a. welcome
b. take easily
c. remain satisfied with
d. tolerate

Option “D” is correct.
put up with: tolerate; endure.

100.The teacher warned the student once for all that no mischief shall be tolerated in the class.

a. authoritatively
b. finally
c. angrily
d. coldly

Option “B” is correct.
once for all: now and for the last time; finally.