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Idioms

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English
Class 8

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Understand and use different idioms and proverbs

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Choose the best proverb that corresponds to the given context.
I have a young sister. From her childhood she dreamt of becoming a pianist. When she was seven our mother sent her to the music school. At first it was difficult for a little girl to spend hours playing the piano and she could not achieve much progress; but my sister didn't give up. Time passed. From year to year, she became more skilful and succeeded in her dream.

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Choose the correct meaning of the italicized idiom/phrase.

His friends failed to see why he should ride the high horse just because he had won an election.

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Out of the given options, choose the option that correctly states the meaning of the given phrase/idiom:
To end in smoke

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Choose the exact meaning of the idiomatic expression / phrase given below:

Between the devil and the deep sea 

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Out of the given options, choose the option that correctly states the meaning of the given phrase/idiom:
To be at sixes and sevens

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Choose the exact meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To eat a humble pie

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Choose the correct meaning of the italicized idiom/phrase.

He burnt his fingers by interfering in his neighbour's affair.

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Choose the correct meaning of the idioms and phrases:
Out of the blue.

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Match the italicised phrases in Column A with the phrase nearest in meaning in Column B. (Hint: First look for the sentence in the text, which the phrase in column A occurs.)
AB
1. I was not unmindful of the fact.(i)had not forgotten : was aware of the fact
(ii)was not careful about the fact
(iii)forgot or was not aware of the fact
2. When my comrades and I were pushed to our limits(i)pushed by the guards to the wall
(ii)took more than our share of beatings
(iii)felt that we could not endure the suffering any longer
3. To reassure me and keep me going(i)make me go on walking
(ii)help me continue to live in hope in this very difficult situation
(iii)make me remain without complaining
4. The basic and honourable freedoms of… earning my keep…(i)earning enough money to live on
(ii)keeping what I earned
(iii)getting a good salary

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Choose the exact meaning of the idiomatic expression/phrase given below:

To get in hot water

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