Direction: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

1.To read between the lines:
 A. To concentrate
 B. To read carefully
 C. To suspect
 D. To grasp the hidden meaning
 
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2.To drink like a fish:
 A. To drink little
 B. To drink alone
 C. To be a drunkard
 D. To drink in the company of others
 
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3.To be at one’s finger’s end:
 A. To be hopeless
 B. To be highly perplexed
 C. To be completely conversant with
 D. To count things
 
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4.To hold somebody to ransom:
 A. To keep captive and demand concession
 B. To humiliate somebody
 C. To offer bribe
 D. To blackmail and extract money
 
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5.To burn the midnight oil:
 A. When resources get finished half way
 B. To read or work late into the night
 C. Value of a small lamp is most when it is the darkest
 D. To save some resources for the future
 
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6.To set the Thames on fire:
 A. To do something remarkable
 B. To try to do the impossible
 C. To burn something to ashes
 D. To fling ironical remarks
 
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7.To cut the Gordian knot:
 A. To solve a difficult problem
 B. To be victorious
 C. To break ties with someone
 D. To defeat to powerful person
 
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8.To ride hell for Leather:
 A. To ride with furious speed
 B. To adopt false means to succeed
 C. To work hard for a small accomplishment
 D. To earn money by all means
 
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