CSS Solved Past Papers of Idiom's of English Paper 2005 to 2010

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6 (A) Use ONLY FIVE of the following in sentences to bring
out their meaning:
(1) Twiddle with
To play with something; to play with something, using one's
fingers; to fiddle with something.
I asked Jason to stop twiddling with the pencils.
Someone is twiddling with the stereo controls.
(2) Vamp up
Make up
vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting
(3) Whittle away
cut away in small pieces, to cut or carve something away
The carver whittled the wood away until only a small figure
was left. He whittled away the wood.
(4) Winkle out
Force from a place or position
The committee winkled out the unqualified candidates.
(5) Give someone the bum's rush
To eject (or be ejected) forcibly
(6) Loom large
Appear imminent in a threatening, magnified form
The possibility of civil war loomed large on the horizon.
Martha wanted to take it easy for a week, but the bar exam
loomed large.
This term employs loom in the sense of "come into view", a
usage dating from the late 1500s.
(7) Besetting sin
A sin which is habitually attending a person, a prevailing or
predominant vice
We regret to say that apathy is the besetting sin of our rural
(8) To hang fire
The advertising campaign is hanging fire until they decide
how much to spend on it.
This expression originally referred to the 17th-century
flintlock musket, where the priming powder ignited but
often failed to explode the main charge, a result called
hanging fire. [c. 1800]
6 (A) Use only Five of the Following in sentences which
illustrate their meaning
1) To put the lid on / keep the lid on
I don't know how but we'll have to put the lid on that rumor
about her. Let's keep the lid on our suspicions.
The word lid here is used in the sense of "a cover for a
container." [Early 1900s]
2) Flavour if the mouth
Something that is prominent in the public eye for a short
time then fades out of interest.
Originally a term of approval for something that was up to
the minute and desirable. It has been used ironically from
the late 20th century to pass disdainful comment on things
which pass out of fashion quickly. For example, the "one hit
wonders" of the music business.
3) Zero hours
The time when something important is to begin is zero hour.
4) Gloom and doom
the feeling that a situation is bad and is not likely to improve
Come on, it's not all doom and gloom, if we make a real
effort we could still win.
5) To pig out
Eat ravenously, gorge oneself
The kids pigged out on the candy they had collected on
Halloween. [Slang; early 1970s]
6) Bag people
7) Compassion fatigue
A weariness of and diminishing public response to frequent
requests for charity.
8) No matters
Some thing which is not important
4. a. Use any FIVE of the following idioms in sentences to
make their meaning clear: (5)
i. Blow one's top
To be very angry, Explode in anger, lose one's temper, go
into a rage
ii. A cock and bull story
An unbelievable tale that is intended to deceive; a tall tale
Jack told us some cock and bull story about getting lost.
This expression may come from a folk tale involving these
two animals, or from the name of an English inn where
travellers told such tales.
W.S. Gilbert used it in The Yeomen of the Guard (1888),
where Jack Point and Wilfred the Jailer make up a story
about the hero's fictitious death: "Tell a tale of cock and
bull, Of convincing detail full." [c. 1600]
iii. Find one's feet
To be confident, become adjusted; become established
iv. Call it a night To stop what one has been doing, for the
remainder of the night.
v. The tip of the iceberg
vi. Below par
Less than average, less than normal
vii. From pillar to post
From one place or thing to another in rapid succession
viii. Hang up
Hold on , suspend; end a telephone conversation
ix. Turn some one in
x. By and by
Pretty soon, it won't be long now; gradually, eventually
6. (a) Use ONLY FIVE of the following in sentences with
illustrate their meaning: (5)
(i) Leave in the lurch
Abandon or desert someone in difficult straits
Jane was angry enough to quit without giving notice,
leaving her boss in the lurch. Where were you Karman, you
really left me in the lurch
This expression alludes to a 16th-century French dice
game, lourche, where to incur a lurch meant to be far
behind the other players. It later was used in cribbage and
other games, as well as being used in its present figurative
sense by about 1600.
(ii) Hard and fast
Defined, fixed, invariable
We have hard and fast rules for this procedure. There is no
hard and fast rule to start a computer
This term originally was applied to a vessel that has come
out of water, either by running aground or being put in dry
dock, and is therefore unable to move. By the mid-1800s it
was being used figuratively.
(iii) Weather the storm
Survive difficulties
If she can just weather the storm of that contract violation,
she'll be fine.
This expression alludes to a ship coming safely through bad
weather. [Mid-1600s]
(iv) Bear the brunt
Put up with the worst of some bad circumstance
It was the secretary who had to bear the brunt of the
doctor's anger. I had to bear the brunt of her screaming
and yelling
This idiom uses brunt in the sense of "the main force of an
enemy's attack," which was sustained by the front lines of
the defenders. [Second half of 1700s]
(v) Meet halfway
If you meet someone halfway, you accept some of their
ideas and make concessions.
If you want to settle the issues you have to meet me
(vi) Turncoat
one who goes to work / fight / play for the opposing side,
That turncoat! He went to work for the competition - Sears.
Ahmed is Turncoat and we should not relied upon him
(vii) Where the shoe pinches

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