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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 idioms given in italics in the sentences.
 
  • 1. Bend over backwards

    A. To try very hard to do something, esp for someone
    B. To keep people at a distance 
    C. To interfere in someone’s affairs
    D. To regret in vain that can’t be undone.
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    A
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  • 2. A blessing in disguise 
    A.
    A  favourable situation under the pretence of an unlucky one 
    B. To give credit to a disagreeable person
    C. Only just  D. To sniff something wrong
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  • 3. Best of both worlds 
    A. To win a victory over B.
    Enjoy different opportunities at a single time
    C. To be judged as acceptable D. Worried for frivolous things
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    B
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  • 4. To burn the candle at both ends 
    A.
    To work hard and stay up very late night
    B. To contribute money for a party
    C. To have faith in god D. To commit a blunder 
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  • 5. Every dog has its day
    A. Almost too late    B. As a low priority 
    C. Everyone gets a chance eventually D. Once in a life-time 
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    C
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