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Q 1. The phrase “ships passing in the night” means?

Option:-
Two people boarding separate ships
Two people who fall in love and get married
Two people fighting each other constantly
Two people going their separate ways after a chance meeting

Q 2. What do we mean when we use the expression “When the rubber hits the road”?

Option:-
When someone rushes headlong into a task
A failed hypothesis
A proposition that is being implemented
Achieving two tasks at the same time

Q 3. “Amateur hour” signifies what kind of quality?

Option:-
A poor one
A priceless one
A strong one
An excellent one

Q 4. A “Cup of Joe” means?

Option:-
A cup of tea
A cupful of sauce
A swig of brandy
A cup of coffee

Q 5. To take a “shot in the dark,” would mean?

Option:-
To not lie, cheat or steal
To risk doing something that may not be successful
To give your best at doing something
To aim accurately at something

Q 6. The expression “Bite the bullet” means?

Option:-
Getting over your blues
Taste something that is awful
To admit one’s one guilt
To get something over with because it is unavoidable

Q 7. To “swing for the fences” means?

Option:-
Put in cent per cent effort in something.
To put in a half-effort in something
To avoid someone completely
Not trying anything at all

Q 8. “On the ball” means what?

Option:-
Messing things up
Feeling down
Having a good time
Doing a good job

Q 9. “Waiting in the wings,” what exactly it means?

Option:-
Feeling unrequited love for someone
Eating bar food alone
About to board a flight
Waiting for your big opportunity or chance to take place

Q 10. What does “bells and whistles” signify?

Option:-
Navy ships docking.
Surrendering enemies
Embellishments that are often needless
Church-sponsored sports events

Q 11. “In a _______,” that’s what happened.

Option:-
tree
duck
nutshell
jiffy

Q 12. I “pounded the _______.”

Option:-
door
nail
dough
pavement

Q 13. When someone says “What am I, chopped liver?” what does it mean

Option:-
Someone who doesn’t feel valued
Someone who feels hungry
Someone who likes to sleep a lot
Someone who is pretentious

Q 14. What does going down the “Going Down The Rabbit Hole”?

Option:-
To seek a position of comfort
To enter into a problematic situation knowingly
To seek out termites in the house
To prepare to scare someone weaker

Q 15. A Chip on Your Shoulder means?

Option:-
An honor you have won in the past
To take on additional responsibilities
To be surprised by a unusual situation
Holding a Grudge

Q 16. When “pigs fly” means?

Option:-
When someone flies into a rage
Something that will never happen
When the air around you smells horrible
A very complicated situation

Q 17. That seems to be the _________of the problem; Fill in the blank space

Option:-
beef
mat
matter
crux

Q 18. What does “To cut corners” means?

Option:-
To do something with great care
Doing something very cheaply and badly
To go out of the way to please someone
To take a shortcut through the woods

Q 19. What does “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” mean?

Option:-
A situation between being moderately and extremely happy
Not knowing whether to be happy or sad
A situation between being moderately and extremely sad
Being caught between two difficult choices

Q 20. Someone important is a “big______.”

Option:-
pig
wig
dog
cat

Q 21. He “left no _______ unturned” in the investigation.

Option:-
cuff
page
leaf
stone

Q 22. “Get it _______,” man!

Option:-
together
good
real
now

Q 23. A “weekend warrior” is someone who?

Option:-
Works overtime during the weekend
Works on a second or third job during the weekend
Does certain activities like sports only during their free time, not on a regular basis
Sleeps the entire weekend

Q 24. A person who “doesn’t lift a finger” is?

Option:-
Physically tired
Devoid of inspiration
Doing nothing
A “mama’s boy”

Q 25. “Close But No Cigar” means?

Option:-
It’s actually a cigarette, but not a cigar
Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end.
Someone looks smart but actually is not
Someone closing in a bad deal

Q 26. What does “whole nine yards,” mean?

Option:-
Covering a huge distance
The whole thing
Not too much
Nothing at all

Q 27. What does one mean when one says ” “Don’t pull wool over other people’s eyes,” ?

Option:-
It’s wrong to make people think that you like them when actually you don’t
Don’t back stab others.
Don’t talk badly about people.
People may be allergic to wool.

Q 28. When someone is not that intelligent or smart we use the phrase?

Option:-
“Not a spark of decency”
“Method to the madness”
“Not playing with a full deck”
“Off the rocker”

Q 29. If you have “heard something on the grapevine,” it means

Option:-
Revealed secret information
Heard gossip about a situation
Being disrespectful
Heard the grapevine blow in the wind

Q 30. If someone says, “Elvis has left the building,” what does it mean?

Option:-
The building is too crowded.
Everyone has left the building.
The show is over.
There will be an encore.

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