Dear Students, English section of CGL Tier-2 Exam is very challenging. You need to mug up all the grammar rules, vocabulary and practice a lot of mock tests to score maximum marks. Today, in this English quiz we are providing questions based on Idioms. Attempt this quiz, learn better and be prepared for the CGL Tier-2 2017. We wish you good luck for the CGL Exam. 

Directions (1-15): In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and click the button corresponding to

Q1. Be down and out 
(a) be destitute 
(b) be tipsy 
(c) over-drinking 
(d) rivalry

Q2. Be down in the dumps 
(a) to fall down 
(b) to fall from grace 
(c) ever ready to take on 
(d) appear miserable 

Q3. Be to the fore 
(a) to the brim 
(b) pre-apprehension 
(c) be prominent 
(d) to take the lead 

Q4. Put a spoke in one’s wheel 
(a) obstruct progress 
(b) grinder 
(c) help someone to progress 
(d) help someone with advice 

Q5. To have an axe to grind 
(a) to work for both sides 
(b) to have selfish interest to serve 
(c) to criticize someone 
(d) to fail to arouse interest 

Q6. To hit the right nail on the head 
(a) to do things right 
(b) to announce one’s fixed views 
(c) to destroy one’s reputation 
(d) to teach someone a lesson 

Q7. To be at cross-purposes 
(a) miss each other 
(b) work with each other 
(c) like each other 
(d) misunderstand each other

Q8. To be in dribs and drabs 
(a) without fail  
(b) with much ease 
(c) in small quantities 
(d) with great difficulty 

Q9. The gift of the gab means 
(a) an unexpected gain 
(b) fluency of speech 
(c) thought provoking oration 
(d) a X-mas gift 

Q10. A man of spirit is 
(a) a very talented man 
(b) a spiritual person 
(c) a very courageous man 
(d) a unique person 

Q11. Work like a Trojan
(a) face difficulties
(b) take trouble
(c) to imitate
(d) work very hard

Q12. Set tongues wagging
(a) be easy to pronounce
(b) encourage gossip
(c) to be curious
(d) wait eagerly

Q13. A nail in someone’s coffin 
(a) something bad that contributes towards someone’s failure
(b) something irrelevant to the subject
(c) to make money unfairly
(d) to make someone feel uncomfortable or embarrassed

Q14. A man of the world
(a) headstrong and arrogant
(b) highly experienced in many fields
(c) very popular because of success
(d) a man of wit or genius

Q15. A leap in the dark
(a) a random guess or a risky attempt
(b) a mistake that cannot be rectified
(c) to get wounded
(d) unusual behavior