Idioms Quiz 3
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Out of pocket
To be very rich
Out of one's resources
To spend recklessly
Question 1 Explanation:
Also means lacking money. All out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed by the company.
To thank one's stars
To have bad luck
To thank one's good fortunes
To achieve success after hardwork
Question 2 Explanation:
I thank my stars that I escape unhurt.
By hook or by crook
Through good luck
By fair means or foul
Question 3 Explanation:
He is determined to have the house this year by hook or by crook.
It is all Greek to me
To be familiar with something
To be expert in something
To be unintelligible
Question 4 Explanation:
Your explanation is couched in peculiar words. It is all Greek to me.
The last straw
The final adventure
The last hope or opportunity
The last unpleasant event which makes the situation unacceptable
Question 5 Explanation:
It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back.
To be at one's beck and call
To be slave of someone
To obey any command or fulfill any wish.
To have bitter rivalrywith someone
Question 6 Explanation:
Do you expect me to be always at your beck and call?
To cast pearls before swine
To seek guidance from immoral person
Offer valuable things to people who do not appreciate them.
To do thing in an opposite manner
Question 7 Explanation:
To talk politics to an illiterate is to cast pearl before swine
A black sheep
An unlikely winner
A person with bad character
Sheep with a black coat
Question 8 Explanation:
There are black sheep in every community.
To burn one's fingers
To get into trouble
Commit oneself to an irreversible course
To work hard
Question 9 Explanation:
He burnt his fingers by interfering in his neighbour's affair
To do things by fits and starts
To do a thing casually or haphazard manner
to do a thing efficiently
To do a thing at intervals
Question 10 Explanation:
Study by fits and starts does not pay much.
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