RBI Grade B

RBI Grade B

One topic in English Language that may be ignored or neglected as easy or unimportant is 'Idioms&Phrases'. The title may seem too direct or indicate towards an easy type , but it forms an important part of many government exams undoubtedly. It may be asked in various forms and that is how the difficulty level varies in various questions. 'Idioms and Phrases' form a significant part of our daily communication too, thus we cannot afford to neglect this topic altogether.

  • Question : 1

    Devil’s advocate

    i.                     I will go to bed early because I will play the devil’s advocate.

    ii.                   That sandwich really played the devil’s advocate.

    iii.                  He offered to play devil’s advocate and argue against our case so that we could find out any flaws in it.

    Answer: Only iii

  • Question : 2

    Break the bank

    i.                     These days you can easily buy a smart phone without breaking the bank.

    ii.                   I broke the bank going to grad school and I'm not sure how I'll ever pay back the money.

    iii.                  With the wind increasing, the heavy rain being blown in my face I decided to break the bank.

    Answer: Both i and ii

  • Question : 3

    Make up one’s mind

    i.                     It's not easy, but as a manager, sometimes you have to make up your mind and fire people.

    ii.                   She deliberated over the decision for a long time before she made up her mind.

    iii.                  He made up his mind never to go near a motorcycle again.

    Answer: i, ii and iii

  • Question : 4

    Foot the bill

    i.                     Airlines currently foot the bill for the security systems.

    ii.                   The celebration cost hundreds of pounds, and I wonder who's going to foot the bill.

    iii.                  Losing that job was a foot the bill really, and I ended up in a much more enjoyable career.

    Answer: i and ii

  • Question : 5

    Interns are neither fish nor fowl .

    Answer: difficult to classify

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