MCQ on Idioms and Phrases

MCQ on English

MCQ on Idioms and Phrases


1- Boiling the Ocean

(A) impossible

(B) possible

(C) probable

(D) interesting


2- To get rid of

(A) to dispose of

(B) to quarrel with someone

(C) to reject some one

(D) to speak ill about someone


3- To beat around the bush

(A) searching for a lost object

(B) not speaking directly about the topic

(C) speaking correctly

(D) not taking a decision


4- Cry over spilt milk

(A) crying that somebody has hurt with harsh words

(B) worrying about losses that may occur

(C) complaining about a loss from the past

(D) pleading and asking excuses for a wrong action


5- A burning question

(A) a difficult problem

(B) an annoying question

(C) a puzzling question

(D) a holly debated question


6- To bury the hatcher

(A) to make money

(B) to make peace

(C) to bury the dead

(D) to keep a secret


7- You cannot be befool me, as I was not born yesterday.

(A) weak

(B) worldly wise/ experienced

(C) unable to understand

(D) give false hope


8- The speaker of the Lok Sabha stirred up a hornet’s nest by referring to the impending changes in several rules.

(A) confused himself

(B) make an untrue story

(C) raise controversy

(D) perform a difficult task


9- Root and branch

(A) to collect

(B) to set ablaze

(C) to take hint

(D) completely


10- Wild goose chase

(A) a futile and foolish search

(B) an emergency

(C) conscious of

(D) interest in



1-(A), 2-(A), 3-(B), 4-(C), 5-(D), 6-(B), 7-(B), 8-(C), 9-(D), 10-(A)