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Directions: For each of the following sentences four alternatives are given. You are required to choose the correct meaning of the idiom or phrase given underlined in the sentence.
 
  • 1.
    This was like the last straw for Vivek. He retorted, “Oh come on, does life ever get easy as you go up the ladder. Responsibility only brings more work."

    (extracted from a blog post titled as "A Conversation Between A Soldier And Software Engineer In Shatabdi Express" posted on The Logical Indian dated June 20th, 2015.)
    A. the final piece of advice B. the final trial to patience
    C. a golden opportunity D. a wasted piece of effort 
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    B
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  • 2.
    I have made a mess of my life. I'll turn over a new leaf and hope to do better.
    A. to change for the better B. to start writing a new book
    C. to work on a novel idea D. to clear the garden
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    A
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  • 3.
    On the last legs of the campaign the BJP has decided to get aggressive with four rallies by PM Narendra Modi to be held between 31 and February 4.

    (extracted from a news article titled as "It's a dead heat" published in Hindustan Times dated January 29th, 2015.)
    A. about to stop working B. about to re-start
    C. to die a natural death D. to feel the pain
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    A
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  • 4. The criminal was pardoned at the eleventh hour just as he was about to be hanged.
    A. at eleven o'clock B. suddenly
    C. at the very last moment D. at midnight
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    C
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  • 5.
    He was progressing by leaps and bounds because of his hard work.
    A. rapidly  B. slowly
    C. peacefully D. strongly
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    A
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