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Aptitude Practice Paper Quantitative Railway Reasoning Verbal Reasoning

Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) ‘None of these’ will be the answer.
1.

To make clean breast of
A.     To gain prominence
B.     To praise oneself
C.     To confess without of reserve
D.     To destroy before it blooms
E.     None of these
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option C

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2.

To keeps one’s temper
A.     To become hungry    B.     To be in good mood
C.     To preserve ones energy    D.     To be aloof from
E.     None of these
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option B

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3.

To catch a tartar
A.     To trap wanted criminal with great difficulty
B.     To catch a dangerous person
C.     To meet with disaster
D.     To deal with a person who is more than one’s match
E.     None of these
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option B

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4.

To drive home
A.     To find one’s roots    B.     To return to place of rest
C.     Back to original position    D.     To emphasise
E.     None of these
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option D

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5.

To have an axe to grind
A.     A private end to serve    B.     To fail to arouse interest
C.     To have no result    D.     To work for both sides
E.     None of these
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option A

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