Exercise 1

Directions to Solve
Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.

Question 11 :

To leave someone in the lurch

A). To come to compromise with someone
B). Constant source of annoyance to someone
C). To put someone at ease
D). To desert someone in his difficulties
E). None of these
Answer : Option D

Question 12 :

To play second fiddle

A). To be happy, cheerful and healthy
B). To reduce importance of one's senior
C). To support the role and view of another person
D). To do back seat driving
E). None of these
Answer : Option C

Question 13 :

To be the question

A). To refer to
B). To take for granted
C). To raise objections
D). To be discussed
E). None of these
Answer : Option B

Question 14 :

A black sheep

A). An unlucky person
B). A lucky person
C). An ugly person
D). A partner who takes no share of the profits
E). None of these
Answer : Option E

Explanation :

In the English language, 'Black sheep' is an idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family.

Question 15 :

A man of straw

A). A man of no substance
B). A very active person
C). A worthy fellow
D). An unreasonable person
E). None of these
Answer : Option A