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All Idioms and phrases asked in SSC CGL CHSL CPO 1997-2020 PDF; SSC previous year idioms and phrases

Important idioms and phrases pdf for SSC CGL CHSL 2020; SSC idioms and phrases compilation; Previous year idioms and phrases for SSC CGL CHSL PDF

Important idioms and phrases pdf for SSC CGL CHSL 2020; SSC idioms and phrases compilation; Previous year idioms and phrases for SSC CGL CHSL PDF

This PDF contains all the IDIOMS AND PHRASES asked in SSC CGL CHSL CPO exams from 1997 to 2020. This compilation has been prepared by the experts of EK keeping in mind the role of previous year questions in SSC CGL CHSL CPO exams. Hence, this pdf is very important if you are targeting SSC CGL CHSL CPO exams.

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Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentences. 

Q. Our PM is received with open arms wherever he goes.
1. Honourably
2. Promptly
3. Warmly
4. Harmoniously
Solution : 3
With open arms – enthusiastically, warmly, happily




Q.In spite of her severe accident she took heart and moved forward.
1. Gathered courage
2. Felt depressed
3. Overcame problems
4. Acted promptly
Solution : 1
Take heart- to gather confidence, courage or happiness  

Q. Trying to find my lost ring in the college is like looking for a needle in a haystack. 
1. Doing something impossible
2. Making a big deal of a large thing
3. Doing something secretly
4. Doing something unimportant
Solution: 1
Looking for a needle in a haystack- to search for something that is very difficult to locate. 

Q.Off and on I take a break from my hectic schedule to refresh myself.
1. Rarely
2. Seldom
3. Immediately
4. Periodically
Solution: 4
Off and on – periodically, intermittently 

Q. Left out in cold 
1. to be ignored
2. to be criticised
3. to stand out
4. to be indecisive
Solution: 1
Left out in cold – to be ignored 

Q. Work against the clock
1. work late in the night
2. work against all problems
3. work in great hurry
4. work with concentration
Solution : 3
Work against the clock – to try to do something in a very limited amount of time.

Q. Handle with kid gloves 
1. to show someone your creativity
2. to accomplish something too ambitious
3. to remove all hurdles to start something
4. to treat someone with extreme care
Solution: 4
Handle with kid gloves – to treat someone with extreme care.

Q. Up in arms 
1. to be angry
2. to be rude
3. to be nervous
4. to be defensive
Solution: 1
Up in arms – to be angry  

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Q. At the drop of a hat
1. Instantly
2. Normally
3. Frequently
4. Usually
Solution: 1
At the drop of a hat – instantly 

Q. Make a beeline for 
1. Make a line for honey
2. Go straight to
3. Stand in a queue
4. Go for freebies
Solution: 2 
Make a beeline for – go straight to

Q. Till the cows come home 
1. For a large part
2. For a long, long time
3. In the evening
4. Till the work is finished
Solution: 2
Till the cows come home – for a very long, indefinite amount of time.

Q. Touch and go 
1. Unimportant
2. Undoubted
3. Uncertain
4. Unchanging
Solution : 3
Touch and go – uncertain 

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