Directions (1-5): In each of the question given below a/an idiom/phrase is given in bold which is then followed by five options which then try to decipher its meaning. Choose the option which gives the correct meaning of the phrases.
Q1. Tale of the tape
(a) a concocted story
(b) a false comparison made between the two parties
(c) a story that has become a tale
(d) to compare things especially in the sports
(e) to consider the false stories to be true
Q2. The Mountie always gets his man
(a) the Canadian police have caught their criminals
(b) the mountaineer has reached its destination
(c) the athlete has won the challenge
(d) the person has got its target completed
(e) the American police have got its suspension
Q3. Throw someone under the bus
(a) to make someone meet with the accident
(b) to bring someone under trouble
(c) to push someone before a moving vehicle
(d) to make someone fell ill
(e) to make someone work hard
Q4. Till the pips squeak
(a) to try till someone is done with all the available resources
(b) to remain silent
(c) to do something to the limit
(d) to run till someone reach the end of the road
(e) to eat till someone vomits
Q5. Time is on my side
(a) to have lots of time to do a task
(b) to have lots of opportunities to grab
(c) to move in the wrong direction of wasting time
(d) to have luxury of not to worry about how much time things will take
(e) to delay in doing each and every task
Sol. This idiom is used when comparing things, especially in sports; it comes from boxing where the fighters would be measured with a tape measure before a fight.
Sol. (Canada) The Mounties are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and they have a reputation for catching criminals they are after.
Sol. To throw someone under the bus is to get the person in trouble either by placing blame on that person or not standing up for him.
Sol. If someone will do something till the pips squeak, they will do it to the limit, even though it will make other people suffer.
Sol. If time is on your side, you have the luxury of not having to worry about how long something will take