Directions (Q. Nos. 1 - 5): In these questions four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentences. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase. 

1. The project is carried over to this year, and we need to keep the ball rolling. 

a) to continue the work 
b) more information 
c) to do better 
d) new strategies 

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2. The host team bore the palm in the league matches. 

a) played quite well
b) was victorious 
c) was defeated 
d) played a very boring match 

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3. Just keep your wig on. Everything will be alright. 

a) hold on to your wig, so it won't fall off 
b) get another hair cut 
c) calm down 
d) take off your wig 

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4. Parents pay through their nose for their children's education. 

a) by taking loans 
b) an extremely high price 
c) grudgingly 
d) willingly 

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5. Monica's habit of picking holes in every relationship-is very irksome. 

a) admiring people 
b) finding fault 
c) criticizing people 
d) arguing with people

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