English Grammar CTET - Idioms and Proverbs

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Directions (Q.Nos. 52 and 53) Choose the option that describes the meaning of the following idioms and phrases.

1. A man of straw

  • Option : B
  • Explanation : 'A man of straw' means 'a man of no substance'. ' e.g. Don't trust those who are men of straw.
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Directions (Q.Nos. 52 and 53) Choose the option that describes the meaning of the following idioms and phrases.

2. End in smoke

  • Option : A
  • Explanation : 'End in smoke' means 'bear no fruit'. e.g. He is sad because all his efforts ended in smoke.
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3.

You are required to choose the correct meaning of the idiom italicized in the sentence.
The speaker gave a bird's eye view of the poliLical condition of the country.

  • Option : C
  • Explanation : A bird's eye view means 'a general view or an overall or cursory look at something'.
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4. The idiom green-eyed monster means

  • Option : A
  • Explanation : (A) The idiom 'green-eyed monster' means to be jealous or jealousy personified' .
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