Idioms And Phrases

111.To smell a rat

a. To see signs of plague epidemic
b. To get bad small of a bad dead rat
c. To suspect foul dealings
d. To be in a bad mood

Option “C” is correct.
To smell a rat: to suspect or realize that something is wrong in a particular situation

112.To hit the nail right on the head

a. To do the right thing
b. To destroy one’s reputation
c. To announce one’s fixed views
d. None of these

Option “A” is correct.
To hit the nail right on the head: to describe exactly what is causing a situation or problem

113.To set one’s face against

a. To oppose with determination
b. To judge by appearence
c. To get out of difficulty
d. None of these

Option “A” is correct.
To set one’s face against: strongly disapprove.

114.Sobhraj could be easily arrested because the police were tipped off in a advance.

a. Toppled over
b. Bribed
c. Given advance information
d. Threatened

Option “C” is correct.
tipped off: to give someone a warning or secret information about something.

115.I met him after a long time, but he gave me the cold shoulder.

a. scolded me
b. insulted me
c. abused me
d. ignored me

Option “D” is correct.
cold shoulder: be deliberately unfriendly to.

116.He was undecided. He let the grass grow under his feet.

a. loitered around
b. stayed out
c. sat unmoving
d. moved away

Option “A” is correct.
let the grass grow under his feet: to be inactive; to do nothing.

117.Although he has failed in the written examination, he is using backstairs influence to get the job.

a. Political influence
b. Backing influence
c. Deserving and proper influence
d. Secret and unfair influence

Option “D” is correct.
backstairs influence: influence from a source that is secret.

118.Companies producing goods play to the gallery to boost their sales.

a. advertise
b. cater to the public taste
c. attempt to appeal to popular taste
d. depend upon the public for approval

Option “C” is correct.
play to the gallery: act in an exaggerated way in order to appeal to popular taste.

119.Since he knew what would happen, he should be left to stew in his own juice.

a. Make a stew
b. Boil
c. Suffer in his own juice
d. Suffer for his own act

Option “D” is correct.
stew in his own juice: to think about or suffer the results of your own actions, without anyone giving you any help.

120.The project did not appear to hold out bright prospects.

a. highlight
b. show
c. offer
d. promise

Option “C” is correct.
hold out: resist or survive in difficult circumstances.