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English Language Quiz For IBPS PO Prelims 2023 -17th August

Directions (1-10): 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. At the drop of a hat
(a) completely
(b) silently
(c) instantly
(d) delicately
(e) smartly

Q2. Back to the drawing board
(a) to start from the beginning after getting failed
(b) to start doing hard work
(c) to be determined in the sense to complete a task
(d) to be the creator of one self’s destiny
(e) to be bold while expressing

Q3. Ball is in your court
(a) to be fortunate
(b) to survive in a chaotic environment
(c) to be judgmental towards someone
(d) to have the opportunity to make the next decision
(e) to get into trouble even after lots of efforts

Q4. Off one’s rocker
(a) intelligent
(b) crazy
(c) talented
(d) brave
(e) naive

Q5. Best thing since sliced bread
(a) good news after a long time
(b) the best alternative
(c) a good idea or plan
(d) a sorrowful story
(e) a plan that seems to get failed

Q6. Caught between two stools
(a) to be very fat
(b) caught between two alternatives to chose
(c) to be partial
(d) caught between two major problems
(e) to have no solution to the problem

Q7. Cross that bridge when you come to it
(a) to do only when forced by someone
(b) to act when necessary, not before it
(c) to walk slowly
(d) to be pressurized by someone who is not related to the matter
(e) to be lazy

Q8. Don’t give up the day job
(a) to be brave
(b) to end the proceedings
(c) to start the proceedings of the day
(d) to not to get tired
(e) to not to do something professionally

Q9. Drastic times call for drastic measures
(a) to be violent when at job
(b) to be rude when exhausted
(c) to take help of strong people
(d) to take extreme steps at extremely hard times
(e) to kill people in the war

Q10. Far cry from
(a) very far
(b) very different
(c) very close
(d) very much tough
(e) very much irritating


S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Meaning: Without any hesitation

S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Meaning: When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. Meaning: A situation when it is up to you to make the next decision or step

S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. Meaning: In a confused or befuddled state of mind

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Meaning: A good invention or innovation

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Meaning: When someone finds it difficult to choose between two alternatives

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Meaning: Deal with a problem if and when it becomes necessary, not before

S8. Ans.(e)
Sol. Meaning: This means that you are not very good at something. You could definitely not do it professionally

S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Meaning: It means when you are extremely desperate you need to take drastic actions

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Meaning: Very different from

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When will the IBPS PO prelims 2023 be conducted?

IBPS PO Prelims will be conducted on 23, 30 September, and 1 October 2023.