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Choose the correct option-

Q1

I take exception to your statement that I am bad tempered.

(a)do not agree

(b)feel unhappy

(c)object

(d)feel angry

Q2.

to call a spade a spade

(a)to be frank

(b)to be sly

(c)to be rude

(d)to be diplomatic

Q3.

He was progressing by leaps and hounds because of his hard work.

(a)rapidly

(b) slowly

(c) peacefully

(d) strongly

Q4.

to bum the candle at both ends

(a)to spend cautiously

(b)to be stingy

(c)to be extravagant

(d)to survive difficulty

Q5

Why don’t you put an end to blowing your own trumpet ?

(a)playing your own trumpet to produce music

(b)making too much noise

(c)praising your own abilities and achievements

(d)None of these

Q6.

He has a very nice manner, but you would better take what he says with a grain of salt.

(a)to listen to something with considerable doubt

(b) to talk sensibly

(c)to criticise

(d)to complement

Q7.

When he saw the snake he took to his heels.

(a)ran away in fear

(b)went slowly

(c)walked in fear

(d)jumped fast

Q8.

He has to abide by the hard and fast rule of the company.

(a)flexible

(b) strict

(c) difficult

(d) honest

Q9

By opposing his proposal he fell foul of him.

(a)quarrel with

(b)felt annoyed with

(c)agreed with

(d)got into trouble with

Q10.

The story does not hold water.

(a)does not deserve appreciation

(b)does not fulfill the requirements

(c)cannot be believed

(d)cannot be valued

Q11

It is clear that the ideas of both reformers ran in the same groove.

(a)promoted each other

(b)clashed with each other

(c)moved in harmony

(d)moved in different

Q12

at one’s beck and call

(a)to attend a call

(b)to be helped by someone

(c)to be useful to someone

(d)to be dominated by someone

 

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