Idioms Quiz 2
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Be up and doing
To actively Strive
To wake up from bed
To recover from setback
Question 1 Explanation:
Sentence: Let us then be up and doing for some greater work to do.
To put a spoke in one's wheel
To help someone by going out of the way
To encourage someone to do something
To make it difficult for someone to achieve something
Question 2 Explanation:
It was she who put a spoke on my wheel.
Cheek by Jowl
To be bitter enemies
In close proximity
Far away from each other
Question 3 Explanation:
Here was a doctor who never had a patient, cheek by jowl with an advocate who never had a client.
To be in doldrums
To be in full of energy
To be confused
To be in a state of low spirits
Question 4 Explanation:
Pluck up courage and go about work with spirit; you look as though you were in the doldrums.
To be on the right side of fifty
To be with majority
To be more than fifty years old
To be less than fifty years old
to be with minority
To take the bull by the horns
To be powerful and energetic
To meet the danger boldly and directly
To approach a problem indirectly or cautiously
Question 6 Explanation:
I stepped forward fully determined to take the bull by the horns
To Bridle One Tongue
To be straightforward and blunt
To put a check upon one tongue
To be a hypocrite
Question 7 Explanation:
When your blood is up you should bridle your tongue.
Getting into scrape
To get old
To get into an awkward position
To get into a comfortable position
Question 8 Explanation:
He got into a scrape by committing theft.
To pay off old scores
To return the favour
To return the loan
To have revenge
Question 9 Explanation:
Her attitude was clearly meant to pay off old scores
To hold water
To have water in the period of drought
To be unreasonable
To be sound, plausible
Question 10 Explanation:
Your argument in favour of smoking does not hold water.
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