BCA Entrance Preparation Quiz: Idioms and Phrases

1. The idiomatic phrase “Spick and Span” means?
2. What do you mean by Novel ___________ ?
3. What the term Short Story stands for:
4. To”Jazz Up” means to___________?
5. “All Hours” means___________?
6. Idiom “A slap on the wrist” means?
7. Idiom “To cut long story short” means?
8. “En-route” means_________?
9. Idiom ” To make amend for” means___________?
10. “Brain Drain” means__________?
11. The idiom “To burry the hatchet” mean?
12. Idiom “Tie the knot” means?
13. The Government ruled by Women is called?
14. “Hold one’s horse” means__________?
15. “Give cold shoulder” means__________?
16. To catch a tartar means:
17. To make clean breast of means
18. She turned heads wherever she went. What does the idiom/phrase “turn heads” mean?

19. My friend is a couch potato. What does the idiom/phrase “couch potato” means?
20. He Was all at sea when he began his new Job.What does idiom / phrase “at sea” means __________?
21. She goes to her mother’s house off and on. What does idiom / phrase “off and on” means
22. “Feel blue” means _________?
23. “Black and blue” _____________ ?
24. “A litmus test” means __________ ?
25. “when pigs fly” means ______?
26. "cats and dogs" means _________?
27. “Keep at bay” means ______________.
28. "At the drop of the hat" means____________?
29. “Your guess is as good as mine” means __________?
30. “Wild goose chase” _________?
31. “Spill the beans” ________ ?
32. “Get your goat” means _____?
33. “Best of both worlds” means ________?
34. “An arm and a leg” means _________?
35. “Achilles’ heel” means ________?
36. “A hot potato” means _________?
37. “Like a sitting duck” means________________?
38. blows his own trumpet
39. In the armed forces, it is considered a great privilege to “die in harness”.
40. He “passed himself off” as a noble man.
41. He could be easily arrested because the police were tipped off in a advance. tipped off means _____________?
42. To smell a rat _______?
43. A man of straw _________?
44. To put one’s hand to plough __________?
45. “Hornet’s nest” means:___________?
46. To end in smoke ________?
47. Pull your socks up:


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