Idioms and Phrases - MCQs with answers- Part II
Idioms and Phrases - MCQs with answers- Part IIChoose the right meaning of the following idioms and phrases1. To eat away:
d. Eat upView Answer / Hide Answer
2. To grow upon:
ANSWER: b. Corrode
Example: The humidity and salt in the atmosphere has eaten away the houses on the beach.
a. To grow
c. Get a stronger hold on something gradually
d. To flourishView Answer / Hide Answer
3. Long for:
ANSWER: c. Get a stronger hold on something gradually
Example: The habit of drinking is growing upon him.
d. AgeView Answer / Hide Answer
4. To be well off:
ANSWER: a. Desire
Example: I still long for those old days.
a. Quite far away
b. To be in comfortable circumstances
d. UnrelatedView Answer / Hide Answer
5. Bore away:
ANSWER: b. To be in comfortable circumstances
Example: We are quite well off, you need not worry.
a. Dug up
b. Get bored
d. Passed timeView Answer / Hide Answer
6. Get the better of:
ANSWER: c. Won
Example: The athlete bore away prizes from many events.
a. Advantage over
b. Be better off
c. Take the better things and leave the rest
d. Take advantage ofView Answer / Hide Answer
7. Hear someone out:
ANSWER: a. Advantage over
Example: He got the better of his partner in that business.
a. Hear from far away
b. Dismiss someone
c. Keep someone out
d. Let someone complete what they are sayingView Answer / Hide Answer
8. Trump up:
ANSWER: d. Let someone complete what they are saying
Example: He knew that nobody would hear him out.
c. Trump card
d. BreakView Answer / Hide Answer
9. Break with:
ANSWER: b. Fabricate
Example: They trumped up those charges against an innocent.
d. QuarrelView Answer / Hide Answer
10. Put by:
ANSWER: d. Quarrel
Example: He has broken with his family since a long time.
d. Set View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: c. Save
Example: My parents always keep telling me to put something by for old age.