Set-21 Phrase Replacement For SBI PO and SBI Clerk 2019 | Must Go Through These Questions

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Direction(1-10):The sentences given below consists of an idiom given in bold. From the given five alternatives identify the most suitable option reflecting the meaning of the idiom.

1. Failing to do your research before pursuing a form of credit or a lending option can lead to you biting off more than you can chew financially.

2. When our galaxy collides with Andromeda in about 4 billion years, there will be no crying over spilt milk.

3. When he started asking too many questions of his neighbours about their whereabouts during the weekend, they warned him that curiosity killed the cat.

4. I’m having some trouble to workout the solution to this equation.

5. Educated youth should not look blue on agriculture and conclude that it is below their dignity to adopt farming.

6. Even when the deck is stacked beyond all odds, the strength in numbers that unions provide lifting entire communities.

7. Every one of us are going to going through some tough times in our life, caused by family issues, finances, sickness or many other factors.

8. I get over my old roommate at the college reunion.

9. The previous day, heavy clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police in and around Jerusalem over new security measures at the Temple Mount, following a deadly terror attack at the site, which is holy to both Jews and Muslims.

10. The early national movement succeeded to arouse among the people the feeling that they belong to one common nation- the Indian Nation.

 

 

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Direction(1-10):The sentences given below consists of an idiom given in bold. From the given five alternatives identify the most suitable option reflecting the meaning of the idiom.

Failing to do your research before pursuing a form of credit or a lending option can lead to you biting off more than you can chew financially.

1. Question
Ans: 2
“Biting off more than you can chew” means to try to do too much; to take on or attempt more than one is capable of doing. Hence, option (b) expresses the most suitable meaning of the given idiom.
2. Question

When our galaxy collides with Andromeda in about 4 billion years, there will be no crying over spilt milk.

Ans: 4
“To cry over spilt milk” means to be upset about things that have already been done; to cry about past events that cannot be undone; to dwell pointlessly about a mistake that can no longer be changed; to be upset about past misfortunes; to feel sorry about something that has already happened. Hence, option (d) perfectly satisfies the meaning of the idiom.
3. Question
When he started asking too many questions of his neighbours about their whereabouts during the weekend, they warned him that curiosity killed the cat.
Ans: 5
“curiosity killed the cat” means too much curiosity can lead to dangerous situations; being too inquisitive can get you into trouble; a prying behaviour can be harmful; used to warn someone not to ask too many questions about something. Hence, option (e) best substitutes the meaning for the given idiom.
4. Question

I’m having some trouble to workout the solution to this equation.

Ans: 1
Option (a) is the correct choice to make the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. “ workout” is a noun which means a session of vigorous physical exercise or training, thus, making the sentence contextually incorrect. However, “ working out ” means (of an equation) be capable of being solved. Thus, option (a) becomes the most suitable choice to replace the incorrect phrase given in bold.
5. Question

Educated youth should not look blue on agriculture and conclude that it is below their dignity to adopt farming.

Ans: 3
“To look blue” is a phrasal verb which means to look sad, therefore, it doesn’t provide the correct contextual meaning to the sentence. Whereas, “to look down upon” means to consider someone or something lesser or inferior in some way. Thus, it provides the most appropriate meaning to the sentence. However, other phrases given in options “to look forward” means to feel happy and excited about something that is going to happen; “to look up to” means to admire and respect someone ; “to look after” means to take care of. Hence, the only correct option that provides the most comprehensible meaning to the sentence is option (c) i.e., “look down upon”.
6. Question

Even when the deck is stacked beyond all odds, the strength in numbers that unions provide lifting entire communities.

Ans: 1
The given phrase in bold fails to make the sentence grammatically correct. Therefore, the phrase that shall replace the bold phrase is “lifts up”. to lift up” means to fill with high spirits; fill with optimism. However, only option (a) along with contextual meaning satisfies the grammatical syntax of the sentence. Thus, it becomes the most viable answer choice.
7. Question

Every one of us are going to going through some tough times in our life, caused by family issues, finances, sickness or many other factors.

Ans: 4
Option (d) is the correct choice as it provides the sentence a complete coherent meaning. “to go through ” is a phrasal verb which means to undergo through a difficult period, situation or experience. All the other given options fail to fit into the context of the sentence.
8. Question

I get over my old roommate at the college reunion.

Ans: 2
Option (b) is the correct choice. Usage of “get over” phrasal verb is incorrect here as it means to overcome (a difficulty). However, “Ran across ” means to find something or to meet someone by chance. Thus, it gives the most meaningful and logical context to the sentence.
Get through means to pass or assist someone in passing (a difficult or testing experience or period).
Get rid of means to take action so as to be free of (a troublesome or unwanted person or thing).
9. Question

The previous day, heavy clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police in and around Jerusalem over new security measures at the Temple Mount, following a deadly terror attack at the site, which is holy to both Jews and Muslims.

Ans: 5
Option (e) is the correct choice. The sentence with the phrase given in bold is already correct both contextually as well as grammatically. “Broke out ” is referred for a war, fighting, or similarly undesirable things that started suddenly which is perfectly providing meaning to the sentence. However, “break off” means abruptly stop talking and “broke through” means to make or force a way through (a barrier). Thus, they fail to make the sentence logically meaningful. Therefore, option (e) is the correct choice as the sentence doesn’t require any improvement to make it correct.
10. Question

The early national movement succeeded to arouse among the people the feeling that they belong to one common nation- the Indian Nation.

Ans: 1
Option (a) is the correct choice. To make the sentence grammatically correct replace the given phrase in bold with option (a) i.e., “in arousing” . It is to be noted that to make the syntax of the sentence grammatically viable the verb “succeed” should always be followed by [in + V4(= 4th form of verb)]. Hence, option (a) supplements the sentence with correct grammatical structure for the sentence making it the correct choice.

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