Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Important Idiom and Phrases for SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam with Explanation

Idiom and Phrases is also an important topic for SSC CGL Tier-1 because at least 5 questions are asked from this section. Most of the time, they repeat questions which means you can get better marks by reading those question which were already asked. In this post, I am providing you the list of 15 important Idiom and Phrases which were already asked.

Important Idiom and Phrases for SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam with Explanation

(1) Under a Cloud
 Under  Suspicion
For his alleged involvement in espio-nage, he is under a cloud these days
(2)  Flogging a dead horse
Wasting time in useless effort
We have appealed to him again and again; there is no use flogging a dead horse now
(3) Look Down Upon
Regard with Contempt
We shouldn’t  look down upon the wretched of the earth.
(4) Face the Music
Get Reprimanded
Because of his misbehaviour, he is bound to face the music
(5) Token Strike
 Short strike held as a warning
The  working of the factory was distrupted on account of a token strike by the workers
(6) Fell foul of
Got into trouble with
By opposing his proposal , he fell foul of him.
(7) By Fits and Start
Those who work by fits and starts  seldom show good result.
(8) Enough Rope
Enough freedom for Action
The new manager thought that he would give employees enough rope for the first six months after which he would check the work done himself.
(9) All at Sea
He was all at sea when he began his new Job.
(10) Sweeping Statement
Thoughtless statement
The Sweeping Statement by the boss left the conscientious workers disgusted.
(11) In a tight corner
In a difficult situation
The failure of crops in successive years put the farmers in a tight corner.
(12) a wild Goose chase
Futile Search
The effort to trace the culprit was a wild goose chase
(13) Doesn not hold water
Doesn’t fulfil the requirement
The story does not hold water
(14) On the Cuff
On Credit
Raj couldn’t pay the bill, so he asked the owner to put it on the Cuff
(15) Out and out

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