Practice Important Idioms and Phrases for AFCAT with Answers 2023

Hello future Air Forces, Practice Important Idioms and Phrases for AFCAT 2023, also the answers are attached for your reference. Honestly practice them because your honesty will give you success.

There are total 40 Important Idioms and Phrases given below. which are prepared by our experts, especially for AFCAT 2023.

Practice Important Idioms and Phrases for AFCAT


Directions: In the following questions, choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idioms/phrases.

  • 01. To put two and two together
    • (a) To bear the brunt of
    • (b) To conclude from obvious fact
    • (c) To put off
    • (d) To put on a false appearance
  • 02. To wash dirty linen in public
    • (a) To quarrel openly
    • (b) To clean solid lines
    • (c) To understand the hidden meaning of the word
    • (d) To wash dirty clothes
  • 03. To read between the lines
    • (a) To suspect
    • (b) To read carefully
    • (c) To understand the hidden meaning of the word
    • (d) To do useless things
  • 04. To face the music
    • (a) To prepare to give a music performance
    • (b) To suffer evil consequences
    • (c) To suffer hardship
    • (d) To change the things
  • 05. To leave no stone unturned
    • (a) To keep clean and tidy
    • (b) To try utmost
    • (c) To work enthusiastically
    • (d) To change the things
  • 06. Between the devil and the deep sea
    • (a) A deep sea diver
    • (b) To be evil tempered
    • (c) In a dilemma
    • (d) A man who is drowning
  • 07. To fight tooth and nail
    • (a) To fight a losing battle
    • (b) To fight heroically
    • (c) To make every possible effort to win
    • (d) To fight cowardly
  • 08. To flog a dead horse
    • (a) To waste one’s efforts
    • (b) To beat a horse that is dead
    • (c) To do interesting things
    • (d) To try to take work from a weak horse
  • 09. To bait the hook to suit the fish
    • (a) To prepare a box to pack the fish
    • (b) To do things to please others
    • (c) To look at things from other person’s point of view
    • (d) To catch fish by providing suitable food
  • 10. To meet one’s waterloo
    • (a) To meet a strong adversary
    • (b) To meet with humiliation
    • (c) To die fighting
    • (d) To meet one’s final defeat
  • 11. Take exception to
    • (a) Different
    • (b) To take with difficulty
    • (c) Object to
    • (d) Difficult
  • 12. Through thick and thin
    • (a) Big and small
    • (b) Large object
    • (c) Under all conditions
    • (d) Thin and fat
  • 13. Sitting on the fence
    • (a) Unbalanced
    • (b) Uncomfortable
    • (c) Coward
    • (d) Between two opinions
  • 14. An axe to grind
    • (a) Difficult job
    • (b) Hard labour
    • (c) Private ends to serve
    • (d) Punishment
  • 15. His wit’s end
    • (a) Finished
    • (b) Confused
    • (c) Comedy
    • (d) Very intelligent
  • 16. To be born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth
    • (a) To be born in a rich home
    • (b) To be born in a jeweller’s home
    • (c) To be fed milk with a silver spoon
    • (d) To be a first born child
  • 17. A hard nut to crack
    • (a) Difficult things require extra effort
    • (b) A difficult problem to solve
    • (c) A difficult problem solved effortlessly
    • (d) Costly things need careful handling
  • 18. From hand to mouth
    • (a) Something repeated often
    • (b) Consuming food
    • (c) To survive without saving
    • (d) Hitting someone by hand on the mouth
  • 19. To beat about the bush
    • (a) Not to come to the point
    • (b) Vigorous search for the culprit
    • (c) Easily achieved success without much effort
    • (d) Working hard to achieve the goal
  • 20. To burn one’s fingers
    • (a) To get injured in an accident
    • (b) To pay a heavy price
    • (c) To suffer from meddling in something
    • (d) To get a burn injury on the hands
  • 21. To make mince meat
    • (a) Copy the appearance of somebody
    • (b) Take care of something
    • (c) Refute utterly
    • (d) Have the same opinion
  • 22. To carry all before one
    • (a) Finish quickly
    • (b) Make a promise
    • (c) Be free from danger
    • (d) Be completely successful
  • 23. To run riot
    • (a) Befool other
    • (b) Be violent in action
    • (c) Criticise other
    • (d) Behave in an undisciplined way
  • 24. To carry the conviction
    • (a) Be extremely fond of anything
    • (b) Bear the proof of the truth
    • (c) Feel displeasure
    • (d) Make overtures of reconciliation
  • 25. To hold
    • (a) Show unwillingness
    • (b) Keep at a distance
    • (c) Stop by threats of violence
    • (d) Endure hardship or danger
  • 26. To come round
    • (a) To get well
    • (b) To reach a roundabout
    • (c) To succeed
    • (d) To complete a circle
  • 27. A white elephant
    • (a) An elephant with white skin
    • (b) A costly thing
    • (c) A costly and useful thing
    • (d) A costly but useless thing
  • 28. Merry as a cricket
    • (a) To enjoy a game of cricket
    • (b) To be carefree
    • (c) To dance and sing
    • (d) To be good at sport
  • 29. Die out
    • (a) To serve a place
    • (b) to become less common and then disappear
    • (c) To extinguish
    • (d) To boast
  • 30. To set the Thames on fire
    • (a) To wreak evil on something
    • (b) To destroy with fire
    • (c) To do a heroic deed
    • (d) To try to do the impossible
  • 31. To smell a rat
    • (a) To see hidden meaning
    • (b) To smell bad odour
    • (c) To misunderstand
    • (d) To suspect a trick or deceit
  • 32. To rise like a phoenix
    • (a) To resemble a phoenician
    • (b) Something memorable
    • (c) To become successful again
    • (d) To rise with anger
  • 33. On the spur of the moment
    • (a) At once or without any kind of deliberation
    • (b) In accordance with the prevailing style
    • (c) Open to blame
    • (d) On the side of something undesirable
  • 34. To go hard with one
    • (a) To remain neutral
    • (b) To be busy over trifles
    • (c) To be unreliable
    • (d) To prove a serious matter
  • 35. To keep house
    • (a) To keep pace with
    • (b) To be silent about one’s own purpose
    • (c) To waste time
    • (d) To manage the business of the household
  • 36. To talk over
    • (a) To consider
    • (b) To discuss
    • (c) To understand
    • (d) To think over
  • 37. To show one’s white feather
    • (a) To show arrogance
    • (b) To show signs of cowardice
    • (c) Seek peace
    • (d) To become polite
  • 38. To rule the roost
    • (a) To domineer
    • (b) To surrender
    • (c) To run away
    • (d) To fight
  • 39. To turn down
    • (a) Give up
    • (b) Reject
    • (c) Follow
    • (d) Throw
  • 40. In a nutshell
    • (a) In a simple and brief way
    • (b) In a hurried way
    • (c) In a detailed way
    • (d) In a half-hearted way

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