Idiom Quiz 4
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To Set the Thames on Fire
Attempt to do some nonsense act
To do something remarkable or surprising
To do some violent criminal act
Question 1 Explanation:
He is a dark horse, I,m sure one day he will set the Thames on fire.
To have an axe to grind
To interfere in the matter unnecessarily
To have no personal interest
A private end to serve
Question 2 Explanation:
Environmentalists have no political axe to grind - they just want to save the planet.
To Keep the wolf from the door
To avoid starvation or death by hunger
To successfully repel enemy attack
To avoid attack of wild animals
Question 3 Explanation:
There are thousands of people in India who daily have hard ado to keep the wolf from the door.
A dark horse
Someone who has a surprising ability or skill:
A corrupt person
A horse of black colour
Question 4 Explanation:
John's such a dark horse - I had no idea he'd published a novel.
To make the hay while sunshines
A delayed cultivation
To waste an opportunity
To take advantage of the opportunity
Question 5 Explanation:
When the trade was brisk, he worked hard and made his fortune; he believes in making hay while the sunshines.
To live by one's wits
To live a life of freedom
Earn money by clever and dishonest means
To spend time in aimless or lazy manner
Question 6 Explanation:
He lived by his wits and was involved with many shady characters.
To have the gift of the gab
A talent for speaking
To have a charismatic personality
A dumb or introvert person
Question 7 Explanation:
Sarah has got the gift of the gab - she should work in public relations field.
In the nick of time
Just at the right moment
To waste time carelessly
To do work after prescribed time
Question 8 Explanation:
The police came on the crime scene just in the nick of time.
To kick against the pricks
To get into trouble
To argue and fight against people in authority
Question 9 Explanation:
He kick against the pricks of conscience.
To rob Peter to pay Paul
To give charity in order to avoid taxation
To steal money from rich and give it to poor
To borrow money from one and pay to another
Question 10 Explanation:
The governments of developing countries are taking more loans in order to return the earlier loans-it is like to rob peter to pay paul.
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