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English Language Quiz For Bank Mains Exam 2024-06th February

Directions (1-5): In each of the following questions, a sentence is given with a blank. There are five idioms given below each sentence, one out of which can be used in the blank to form a meaningful sentence. Choose the most appropriate idiom among the five options that makes the sentence contextually meaningful.

Q1.
What makes anyone laugh at the prime minister’s remark is that ________________.
(a) Get your act together
(b) Once in a blue moon
(c) The pot is calling the kettle black
(d) Get the axe
(e) Cutting Corners

Q2.
He ________________and even if you offered it to him for free, he would run a mile.
(a) Wouldn’t touch it with a bargepole
(b) A taste of his medicine
(c) A fine tooth comb
(d) Pull yourself together
(e) Cut the ground from under feet

Q3.
Many might have presumed that Michael Jordan would ________________ the weaker opponent, but Smith made sure to make his opponents work for their victory.
(a) keep your fingers on the pulse
(b) Tricks of the trade
(c) Think on your feet
(d) Wipe the floor with
(e) A piece of cake

Q4.
Midge is taking charge of her destiny but life tends ________________when you least expect it.
(a) Work like a charm
(b) Get ducks in a row
(c) Dead wood
(d) Waiting in the wings
(e) To throw a spanner in the works

Q5.
Her mercurial parents are the ones who ________________and withdrew communication without as much as a phone call.
(a) Golden handshake
(b) Pull yourself together
(c) Sent her to Coventry
(d) Breaking the ice
(e) Speak of the devil’s

Solutions:

S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. The pot is calling the kettle black is Used to point out hypocrisy.

S2. Ans. (a)
Sol. Wouldn’t touch it with a bargepole is Used to describe something so unappealing that you wouldn’t want to go anywhere near it.

S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. Wipe the floor with (someone) means to defeat someone very easily.

S4. Ans. (e)
Sol. To throw a spanner in the works means doing or happening something that complicates a plan or even prevents it from succeeding.

S5. Ans. (c)
Sol. Sent someone to Coventry is an old-fashioned phrase meaning to deliberately ostracise someone by ignoring them and generally pretending they don’t exist.

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When is the IBPS Clerk Mains exam scheduled for?

The IBPS Clerk Mains exam is scheduled for 7 October 2023.