Idioms and Phrases Questions for CGL Mains Exam

Q1 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
To have something on the brain
Options:
1) To be obsessed with something
2) To be ready with an immediate smart witty reply
3) To unable to solve a particularly difficult philosophical problem
4) To think wistfully about past life
Correct Answer: To be obsessed with something

Q2 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Not one's cup of tea
Options:
1) To stop having breakfast
2) To accept defeat even before attempting to take up the challenge
3) To be satisfied with less
4) Not one's choice or preference
Correct Answer: Not one's choice or preference
 
Q3 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
To hit the nail on the head
Options:
1) To take out frustration by beating a person
2) To make a wrong decision
3) To find exactly the right answer
4) To unwittingly fall into a trap
Correct Answer: To find exactly the right answer

Q4 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
On thin ice
Options:
1) To keep failing after repeated efforts
2) To endure a harsh winter
3) To keep one's cool even i n a tough situation
4) In a precarious or risky situation
Correct Answer: In a precarious or risky situation

Q5 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase.
To wrangle over an ass's shadow
Options:
1) To waste money over trifles
2) To punish a person severely for his arrogance
3) To quarrel over trifles
4) To keep away from extreme poverty

Correct Answer: To quarrel over trifles

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