Idiom - Practice Paper 1

Choose the correct meaning of the bold part of sentences:

1.It is high time that India and Pakistan iron out their differences over Kashmir and other issues.
 A. Find a solution
 B. Harden even further their belligerent attitude
 C. Smooth over an argument or quarrel
 D. Argue out
 
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2.None can be a good orator without the gift of the gab.
 A. Ability of quote
 B. Ability of improvise
 C. Fluency of Speech
 D. Wit and humour
 
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3.I did not notice in him anything out of the way.
 A. Familiar
 B. Strange
 C. Charming
 D. Attractive
 
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4.He faced a crisis and was in a fix.
 A. Motionless
 B. In a difficulty
 C. Confused
 D. Dumbfounded
 
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5.Please put on record my objections to this step.
 A. Put in writing
 B. Do not forget
 C. Play on a record-player
 D. Send them to the proper authorities
 
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6.She has been sitting on the books taken from-the library for a month.
 A. Doing nothing with the books
 B. Reading the books carefully
 C. Reading the book slowly
 D. Keeping the books as a mark of protest
 
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7.In the new place he had to earn by the sweat of his brow.
 A. Very hard work
 B. Frown of his brow
 C. Seriously
 D. Idly
 
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8.He tried by all means, by hook or by crook to win the case.
 A. By any means fair or foul
 B. By money
 C. By Man power
 D. By muscle power
 
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