Idiom and Phrase Problems for CGL Prelims Exam

Q1 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Leave no stone unturned
Options:
1) Search for the hidden treasure
2) Do a futile task
3) Be known for a chieving a tremendous feat
4) Try every possible course of action in order to achieve something
Correct Answer: Try every possible course of action in order to achieve something

Q2 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Ball is in your court
Options:
1) Put the blame on the other person.
2) Request someone to return your be longing.
3) It is up to you to make the next decision or step.
4) To tell someone politely about his/her mistake.
Correct Answer: It is up to you to make the next decision or step.

Q3 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Best of both worlds
Options:
1) Two best teams compete with each other.
2) A situation wherein someone has the privilege of enjoying two different opportunities.
3) Gods who rule heaven and earth.
4) A person who is respected even by his enemies.
Correct Answer: A situation wherein someone has the privilege of enjoying two different opportunities.

Q4 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
In bad taste
Options:
1) Not sui table or offensive
2) To be a bad cook
3) To have a poor choice of fashion style
4) To epress honest harsh opinion about someone or something
Correct Answer: Not suitable or offensive

Q5 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Once and for all
Options:
1) Now an d for the last time; finally
2) To be successful in the first attempt
3) To do a charitable act for the benefit of everybody
4) To speak for the majority

Correct Answer: Now and for the last time; finally

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