Idioms and Phrases


Direction: In these questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase given in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase given in bold.

  1. let the chips fall where they may









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    let the chips fall where they may : to do something without worrying about the effects of your actions Look at the sentence :
    ● She promised to ask a series of questions in her interview and let the chips fall where they may. Here, let something happen without bothering about the consequences is the right option.

    Correct Option: D

    let the chips fall where they may : to do something without worrying about the effects of your actions Look at the sentence :
    ● She promised to ask a series of questions in her interview and let the chips fall where they may. Here, let something happen without bothering about the consequences is the right option.


  1. pull a rabbit out of a hat









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    pull a rabbit out of a hat : to suddenly produce something as a solution to a problem. Look at the sentence :
    ● Unless we can pull a rabbit out of the hat, our new venture will not really take off. Here, to do something unexpected is the right option.

    Correct Option: B

    pull a rabbit out of a hat : to suddenly produce something as a solution to a problem. Look at the sentence :
    ● Unless we can pull a rabbit out of the hat, our new venture will not really take off. Here, to do something unexpected is the right option.


  1. whole bag of tricks









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    Here insight is the right option. whole bag of tricks : a set of methods or equipment that somebody can use. Look at the sentence :
    ● Hotel managers are using a whole new bag of tricks to attract their guests. Here, make use of all the possibilities or techniques to achieve something is the right option.

    Correct Option: B

    Here insight is the right option. whole bag of tricks : a set of methods or equipment that somebody can use. Look at the sentence :
    ● Hotel managers are using a whole new bag of tricks to attract their guests. Here, make use of all the possibilities or techniques to achieve something is the right option.


  1. turn a blind eye









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    turn a blind eye : to pretend not to notice something bad that is happening. Look at the sentence :
    ● The authorities were either unaware of the problem or they turned a blind eye to it. Here, to ignore a situation, facts or reality is the right option.

    Correct Option: D

    turn a blind eye : to pretend not to notice something bad that is happening. Look at the sentence :
    ● The authorities were either unaware of the problem or they turned a blind eye to it. Here, to ignore a situation, facts or reality is the right option.


  1. Red-tape









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    red tape : official rules that seem more complicated than necessary and prevent things from being done quickly. Here, official procedures causing delay is the right option. Look at the setence :
    ● You have to go through endless red tape to get a residence permit.

    Correct Option: A

    red tape : official rules that seem more complicated than necessary and prevent things from being done quickly. Here, official procedures causing delay is the right option. Look at the setence :
    ● You have to go through endless red tape to get a residence permit.