Alternative Phrase-Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom or Phrase

The general manager got early retirement and thousand dollar golden handshake when the company was restructured.

A)
a warm farewell.

B)
a coin of gold as a token.

C)
a trophy for remembrance.

D)
a large sum of money when they leave.


Correct Answer :

a large sum of money when they leave.

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Susan’s break up was a blessing in disguise, because it gave her a lot of time to think about her future life and take some important decisions.

A)
an important event.

B)
an auspicious occasion.

C)
a good and useful sign that seems bad or unlucky initially.

D)
something completely hidden.


Correct Answer :

a good and useful sign that seems bad or unlucky initially.

The subject of the movie has long been a bone of contention in the industry.

A)
point of rejection.

B)
criterion of selection.

C)
point of disagreement.

D)
cause of struggle.


Correct Answer :

point of disagreement.

Sherry never claimed that attempting all the questions in given time could be a piece of cake for him.

A)
something really tasty.

B)
something easily achieved.

C)
something achieved with greats efforts.

D)
something as tasty as cake.


Correct Answer :

something easily achieved.

If you need any kind of help, just give me a call. I will come at the drop of a hat.

A)
at any time.

B)
without informing.

C)
without delay.

D)
as fast as a hat is dropped.


Correct Answer :

without delay.

When jenny signed the contract she didn’t have the slightest idea that she had opened Pandora’s box.

A)
to get a treasure by chance.

B)
to come across a lot of marvellous things.

C)
to step into a fanciful world.

D)
to get into great troubles and problems.


Correct Answer :

to get into great troubles and problems.

Harshita will be on cloud nine when her project gets completed successfully.

A)
ecstatic

B)
dejected

C)
at a very high place

D)
at the ninth place in compan


Correct Answer :

ecstatic


Explanation :

ecstatic - feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement.

Sandra always cries over spilled milk, she cannot understand and accept reality.

A)
to cry loudly and seek attention

B)
to be unhappy about what cannot be reversed

C)
to waste things and repent

D)
to always keep complainin


Correct Answer :

to be unhappy about what cannot be reversed

Mohit was brought up by his relatives and friends.

A) raised
B) pampered
C) introduced
D) carried

Correct Answer : raised

All the citizens of a democratic nation should abide by the rules and regulations.

A) decide
B) write
C) learn
D) follow

Correct Answer : follow
Explanation :

abide by
accept or act in accordance with (a rule or decision).

The teacher urged the students to attend to every bit of the lecture.

A)
present

B)
skip

C)
pay attention to

D)
analyse


Correct Answer :

pay attention to

In a democracy, one has to abide by the law.

A)
instruct

B)
follow

C)
guide

D)
discard


Correct Answer :

follow

He relinquished the charge of this post as manager on resigning

A)
Undertook

B)
Quit

C)
Accepted

D)
Pursued


Correct Answer :

Quit


Explanation :

relinquish
· v. voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up.

Piece of cake

A)
Something very easy

B)
Something soft

C)
Something sweet

D)
Something very pretty


Correct Answer :

Something very easy


Explanation :

piece of cake definition: something that is very easy to do:

Cry wolf

A)
Shout in anger

B)
Tease someone

C)
Raise false alarm

D)
Attack someone


Correct Answer :

Raise false alarm


Explanation :

cry wolf definition: to keep asking for help when you do not need it, with the result that people think you do not need help when you really need it

What does the given idiom mean?
All ears

A)
Listening carefully

B)
Ignoring

C)
Partially listening

D)
Not being able to listen


Correct Answer :

Listening carefully

What does the given idiom mean?
A bitter pill

A)
Necessary

B)
Unpleasant

C)
Joyous

D)
Difficult


Correct Answer :

Unpleasant

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