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Directions: For each of the following sentences four alternatives are given. You are required to choose the correct meaning of the idiom or phrase given underlined in the sentence.
 
  • 1.
    On the last legs of the campaign the BJP has decided to get aggressive with four rallies by PM Narendra Modi to be held between 31 and February 4.

    (extracted from a news article titled as "It's a dead heat" published in Hindustan Times dated January 29th, 2015.)
    A. about to stop working B. about to re-start
    C. to die a natural death D. to feel the pain
    Ans
    A
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    The killers, who remain at large more than a day after the attack, were identified by police as 32-year-old Cherif Kouachi -a former pizza deliveryman with a terror conviction for sending jihadis to Iraq -and his brother said, 34.

    (extracted from a piece of news titled as "Another cop shot; police hunt for 2 brothers in Charlie Hebdo attack" from The Times of India dated January 9th, 2015.)
    A. Absconding B. Big in size
    C. Varying D. At a distance
    Ans
    A
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  • 3.
    He is a queer fish, I have failed to understand him.
    A. funny person B. sensitive person
    C. strange person D. quarrelsome person
    Ans
    C
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  • 4.
    The batsmen picked themselves, even Shikhar Dhawan, who can get into the groove after a poor Test series in the Tri-series, which precedes the World Cup.

     (extracted from an editorial write-up titled as "Getting into the groove" from Hindustan Times dated January 7th, 2015.) 
    A. To get to know an opponent's strategy B. To perform better than others
    C. To do something easily  D. To fulfil the given responsibility
    Ans
    C
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