SSCCGL English Language And Comprehension

Question 66

In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
Sunil's dog in a manger attitude did not help to settle the matter.

  • cold

  • selfless

  • selfish

  • warm

Solution

C.

selfish

Question 67

In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
If the speaker continues with his boring speech, the audience will probably vote with their feet.

  • kick him out

  • show their disapproval

  • stop him from speaking

  • choose him as leader

Solution

B.

show their disapproval

Question 68

In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
I threw up my cards for want of funds.

  • put my whole income at stake

  • looked out for help

  • gave up my plan

  • gambled all my money

Solution

B.

looked out for help

Question 69

In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
He worked hard to feather his nest.

  • trap birds

  • decorate his home

  • be the envy of others

  • provide for his own needs

Solution

D.

provide for his own needs

Question 70

In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
Shyam Prasad was a chip of the old block.

  • a being of the old generation

  • an experienced old man

  • a common boy of the locality

  • someone similar in character to one's father

Solution

D.

someone similar in character to one's father