Idiom/Phrase Multiple choice question (MCQ) with Explanations. Here we have created the most important question of Idiom/Phrase for SSC CGL, CPO, Railways & Other Govts Exams.
Choose the correct meaning of the word “commerce” out of the four given options. [Topics: Idiom/Phrase]
- Nearing to finish
- To run
- To End
- To Begin
Note: The word in the question should be ‘commence’, not ‘commerce’.
The meaning of the word ‘commence’ is ‘to begin’.
Hence, option 4 is the correct answer.
‘Commence’ is a verb.
Verb is an essential part of the grammar of any language.
It is called the action words. Examples of verbs are: ‘go’, ‘eat’, ‘talk’, ‘run’, etc.
A sentence is incomplete without verb.
Choose the correct meaning of the word “To take a rain check” out of the four given options. [Topics: Idiom/Phrase]
- To postpone a plan
- To make it rain
- To do a job honestly
- To not go out in the rain
The phrase ‘to take a rain check’ means ‘to postpone a plan.’ According to the plan, only option 1 is relevant.
Usage- I was not sure about my decision and hence took a rain check at the meeting.
Therefore, the correct answer is option 1.
Question: Select the option that conveys the meaning of the given idiom
Flog a dead horse
- Bring a conflict to an end
- Waste one’s effort
- Breathe life into a dull environment
- Unleash violence
‘To flog a dead horse’ is to waste one’s energy and effort on something even when there is no chance of succeeding.
Thus, the correct answer is Option B.
All other options are incorrect.
Usage in a sentence– He keeps trying to finish his project but I feel he’s flogging a dead horse.