Idioms Quiz 5
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In a Jiffy
In a year
Long time or eternity
Question 1 Explanation:
I,ll be back in a jiffy.
To rest on one's laurels
To be satisfied on one's achievements
A sycophantic person
A down to earth person
Question 2 Explanation:
Just because you've got job doesn't mean you can rest on your laurels
To harp on the same strings
To dwell tediously upon a single subject or topic
To be very calm and contend
To seek help from same person time and again.
Question 3 Explanation:
I,m tired of hearing him. He always harp on the same strings.
A bolt from the blue
A divine punishment
A sudden and unexpect fortune
A sudden and unexpected disaster
Question 4 Explanation:
The news of Mr. Philips death came to us as bolt from the blue.
At sixes and sevens
In complete disorder
Moving very fast
Question 5 Explanation:
Returning to my room, I found that all my things were in sixes and sevens.
To have no backbone
A poor person
A disable person
To have no strength of character
Question 6 Explanation:
He is a vacilliating person and is easily disheartened; he has no backbone
To do Yeoman's Services
A paid services
To render material help
To help another for ulterior motives
Question 7 Explanation:
The Minister has done Yeoman services for educational uplift in rural areas.
To Talk Shop
A chatter box
To talk exclusively about business
To talk exclusively about shopping
Question 8 Explanation:
It is not etiquette to talk shop on social gatherings.
To have two strings to one's bow
More than one option or set of resources
A person who has two wives
To have two great achievements
To flog a dead horse
A cruel person
To waste effort on something when there is no chance of succeeding
To be obsessed with revenge
Question 10 Explanation:
Also means to revive interest in subject which is out of date. He keeps trying to marry her but I think he's flogging a dead horse.
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