July 29, 2016

Idioms and Phrases 1 - General English for SBI, IBPS, RBI exams

Idioms and Phrases - General English for SBI, IBPS, RBI exams


Directions - In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or proverb is highlighted. Select the altenative which best describes its use in the sentence.


  1. Although Ravi felt lonely in his fight against the wrong, he decided to take the bull by the horns.
    1. Ravi decided to convince others of his stance
    2. Ravi decided to give up his fight.
    3. Ravi decided to put forward all his courage and strength.
    4. Ravi decided to apologize for his actions.
    5. None of these.
  2. As the situation got out of control, the speaker of the parliament tried to put oil over the troubled waters.
    1. The speaker tried to calm the situation.
    2. The speker tried to take advantage of the situation.
    3. The speaker jumped into the fight.
    4. The speaker remained indifferent to the situation.
    5. None of these.
  3. The researcher tried his best to explain the importance of his new discovery to the panel members but he soon realised that he was casting pearls before a swine.
    1. He realised that the panel members would take his suggestions seriously.
    2. He realised that he disclosed the information to the greedy panel.
    3. He realised that he had come to the right group of people.
    4. He realised that the panel members can not appreciate his findings.
    5. None of these.
  4. The chairman had to eat a humble pie after the workers decided to go on strike to protest against the biased prmotions
    1. The chairman politely refused to take the promotion orders back.
    2. The chairman gave up his pride and apologized for his mistake.
    3. The chairman had to face defeat by a group of ordinary workers.
    4. The chairman's career was tinted due to the allegations of biased promotions.
    5. None of these.
  5. The bankrupt organisation has been handed over to its new owners, lock, stock and barrrels.
    1. Only a few departments of the bankrupt organisation have been taken over by the new owners.
    2. The new owners have bought the bankrupt organisation for a very nominal amount
    3. The new owners have bought the bankrupt organisation in a hurry.
    4. The new owners have completely taken over the bankrupt organisation.
    5. None of these
Idioms and Phrases - General English for SBI, IBPS, RBI exams

Answers

  1. C - Ravi decided to put forward all his courage and strength.
  2. A - The speaker tried to calm the situation.
  3. D - He realised that the panel members cannot appreciate his findings.
  4. B - The chairman gave up his pride and apologized for his mistake.
  5. D - The new owners have completely taken up the bankrupt organisation.

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