Important Idioms for SSC CGL Tier-1 2017

Previous Years English Questions for SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017

एसएससी सीजीएल 2017 टियर -1 परीक्षा चल रही है. ये प्रश्न एसएससी सीजीएल परीक्षा में पूछे गए प्रश्नों के आधार पर हैं। आने वाले पाली में सीजीएल परीक्षा वाले उम्मीदवार इन सवालों के माध्यम से जा सकते हैं और उम्मीद कर सकते हैं कि ये प्रश्न आने वाले पाली में भी पूछे जाएंगे. 

Directions (1-10): An idiom and four possible meanings are given. Identify the meaning of the idiom from among the answer choices and mark its number as your answer.

Q1. To give vent to
(a) to behave in a fair and honest way
(b) to open a door or window
(c) to allow to escape
(d) to express openly

Q2. To bear the brunt of
(a) to withstand pain and hunger
(b) to live life with fortitude
(c) to face the full fury of
(d) to challenge someone

Q3. To make a clean breast of
(a) to make a complete confession
(b) to keep oneself clean
(c) to avoid dangers
(d) to take an easy way out

Q4. To do yeoman’s service
(a) to work without much involvement
(b) to be engaged in agriculture
(c) to serve with selfish interest
(d) to work efficiently and skillfully. 

Q5. To play second fiddle
(a) to be able to play several instruments
(b) to take a subordinate position
(c) to gain by flattery
(d) to behave in an exaggerated way to attract attention

Q6. To have an axe to grind
(a) to sharpen one’s wit
(b) to have some personal interest to serve
(c) to have some work to do
(d) to have something useful

Q7. To fall flat
(a) to fall on your face
(b) to spread evenly
(c) to produce no effect
(d) to reduce the effect of

Q8. To leave no stone unturned
(a) to clean thoroughly
(b) to examine carefully
(c) to search for treasure
(d) to try every possible means 

Q9. To throw cold water on
(a) to discourage
(b) to encourage
(c) to water the plants
(d) to clean the house

Q10. To keep the wolf from the door
(a) to take preventive measures
(b) to keep off visitors
(c) to kill wild animals
(d) to avoid dying of hunger

Directions (11-15): In each question, a sentence is given in which an idiom is used. The idiomatic phrase is in bold. Four possible meanings of the idioms are also given. Mark the number of the correct meaning as your answer.

Q11. The young manager took the responsibility of settling the dispute of agitating workers as he was regarded as having the common touch.
(a) have the same interests as others
(b) support of various groups
(c) hold over workers
(d) the ability to talk to and understand ordinary people

Q12. This reshuffling of party positions is only a straw in the wind as there are definitely going to be major policy changes ahead.
(a) an incident that indicates how a future situation might develop
(b) a matter of negligible concern
(c) an action that instigates violence among employees
(d) a policy that contains no further implication

Q13. The articles of this journalist are acknowledged as one of the best as he takes his life in his hands to get information right from the scene of action.
(a) kill yourself; commit suicide
(b) make somebody’s life unpleasant of difficult
(c) have a comfortable and enjoyable life
(d) risk being killed, injured or attacked

Q14. The repeated requests of the teacher to maintain silence fell on deaf ears.
(a) was overheard
(b) was not tolerated
(c) was ruled out
(d) was ignored

Q15. Though the members of the team agree basically on most of the things, there are a few matters that they don’t see eye to eye.
(a) have the same opinion
(b) have clear vision
(c) think clearly
(d) argue vehemently


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