Selecting Words, Phrases & idioms - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 20477

Q.  Complete the following sentences with the most appropriate words/phrases with reference to grammar, idioms, proverbs and syntax.

She wanted him to ___________ the lines but he lacked sufficient understanding of the situation.

- Published on 31 Mar 16

a. Read up all
b. Read between
c. Read for
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Read between
To read between the lines means to derive a meaning from the words which is not obvious, but hidden. To find a matter that is concealed from him enlightening would mean he has unique insight. As the sentence says he clearly lacks understanding, the inference is he cannot think deeply on the matter.

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