English Questions for LIC AAO 2019 | New Pattern English (Idioms) Quiz No 21 for LIC AAO and SBI PO 2019 Exams

Directions: In each of the questions given below, a phrase/idiom is given in bold followed by five sentences with some part of it as bold. You have to identify the sentence in which the bold part can be replaced by the given bold phrase/idiom to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.
» Explain it
B
Back down: It means to withdraw your position

Ex:  Seeing his friends arrive, the bully backed down.

Beef up: It means to make changes or amendments

It has been used correctly in option A

Figure on: It means to expect or plan for something

In the sentence B, the phrase – figured on makes no sense and back down is a perfect fit, thus the answer.

Back off: It means to withdraw your position

It has been used correctly in option C

Back up: It means to support, to drive backwards or to make a copy

It has been used correctly in option D

Beat up: It describes an object in a bad condition due to overuse.

It has been used correctly in option E

Hence, option B is correct.
» Explain it
C
Keep from: It means to stop someone from doing something or to prevent or resist something

Ex:  Nothing can keep Manav from watching soccer.

Keep at: It means to continue an activity

It has been used correctly in option A.

Keep down: It means to lower something or to stop someone from achieving their full potential.

It has been used correctly in option B.

Keep on: It means to continue an activity

The sentence C is grammatically correct but illogical. Here, keep from would be the right replacement.

Keep off: It means to stay away from, avoid or abstain

It has been used correctly in option D.

Keep to: It means to stay within limits or to keep any information secret.
It has been used correctly in option E. 

Hence, option B is correct.
» Explain it
B
A dime a dozen means commonly and easily available anywhere

Ex: Spies are a dime a dozen in this city.

An ace in the hole: It means a hidden strength or advantage

It has been used correctly in option A.

Beast of burden: It is used for someone who carries others’ problems.

The sentence in option B is grammatically correct but is illogical. Here, a dime a dozen should replace the given idiom.

A bitter pill: It means something unpleasant that must be accepted.

It has been used correctly in option C.

A fine-tooth comb: It means to do something with minute precision and in detail

It has been used correctly in option D.

To cost an arm and a leg: It is used to denote something very expensive.

It has been used correctly in option E.

Hence, option B is correct.
» Explain it
C
Hit the road: It means to leave.

Ex: As soon as the whistle blew, the coach told the players to hit the road. 

Hit the snag: It means to face a sudden problem.

It has been used correctly in option A.

Hit the sack: It means to go to sleep.

It has been used correctly in option B.

Hold your horses: It means to be patient.

Option C is grammatically correct but contextually and logically incorrect. Hit the road would be a perfect replacement in this case.

Hold all the aces: It means high probability to win.

It has been used correctly in option D.

Have the upper hand: It means to have a better chance of winning.

It has been used correctly in option E.

Hence, option C is correct.
» Explain it
C
Off the cuff: It means improvised.

Ex: The latest Android version is off the cuff.     

Make the cut: It means to be chosen or be selected.

It has been used correctly in option A.

Neck and neck: It means very close.

It has been used correctly in option B.

Off the hook: It means to escape obligation.

Option C is incorrect and illogical. Here, off the hook should be replaced with off the cuff.

Long shot: It means a difficult thing to accomplish.

It has been used correctly in option D.

Over the hill: It is used to denote old age.

It has been used correctly in option E.

Hence, option C is correct.
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