Dear Students, English section Exam is very challenging. SSC exams are just nearby and as we know English Section is as important as other sections. In fact English in SSC CGL Tier 2 exam holds an appreciating weightage of 200 marks which is enough to know the importance of this Section in govt exams.Now SSC CHSL Exam is the next target of the aspirants .You need to gird up your loins to score maximum marks.Today, in this English quiz we are providing Noteworthy Idioms And Phrases Quiz asked in any govt exam and SSC is no exception regarding this. Learning Idioms and Phrases adds up in enhancing your vocabulary. Attempt this quiz, learn effectively and impetus yourself for all the upcoming exams regarding English Section  in just a needed time and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for the upcoming Exams.

Directions (1-15): Four alternatives are given for the Idioms/Phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of Idiom/Phrase.

Q1. Lay in tatters.
(a) damaged beyond repair
(b) submit
(c) to prevent someone from moving closer.
(d) to clean something away by rubbing.

Q2. Stem the tide
(a) a rejection or refusal
(b) to stop something from increasing.
(c) one that serves as a substitute or support.
(d) to succeed in doing something that is difficult.

Q3. Have a crack at something.
(a) to get defeated
(b) prevent from happening
(c) to try something
(d) to come down with

Q4. In the pink
(a) to wear
(b) very healthy
(c) to be extremely happy
(d) to begin working

Q5. Send someone to glory
(a) to kill someone, to officiate at the burial services for someone.
(b) to praise someone extremely
(c) despite many difficulties
(d) to stop doing an activity, usually after a longtime.

Q6. Cry down 
(a) to be in a situation where one must be very cautious.
(b) to belittle; disparage, to silence by making a great noise.
(c) to increase the amount or size of something,
(d) to reduce the number of possibilities or choices.

Q7. Notched up
(a) To gather things
(b) to receive the worst part of something unpleasant or harmful
(c) to win something
(d) To lose something.

Q8. Cutting loose
(a) to behave in an uncontrolled, wild way
(b) to kill someone
(c) to decide that something will not happen.
(d) to raise or hoist something.

Q9. Spot on
(a) to take one’s revenge
(b) exactly right; perfectly accurate
(c) to play game
(d) to be wrong

Q10. Steal the show.
(a) to attract the most attention and praise.
(b) to treat someone badly.
(c) to survive an elimination.
(d) to improve one’s dressing sense.

Q11. Squares off
(a) to walk casually through something or some place.
(b) to get ready for an argument or a fight.
(c) to not do something immediately.
(d) To win honour

Q12. Shot in the arm
(a) a boost or act of encouragement
(b) to criticize or punish severely
(c) to reply in a harsh way
(d) to destroy something completely.

Q13. All and Sundry
(a) in a backward and forward motion.
(b) to have a dispute with someone.
(c) without making any distinction.
(d) depend on something.

Q14. Crack someone up
(a) to make someone laugh
(b) to make someone angry
(c) to hit someone
(d) to steal

Q15. Dry run
(a) to urge somebody
(b) rehearsal
(c) to make someone cry
(d) readymade form

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