Directions (Q. 1- 5): Four alternatives are given for the underlined idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the bold idiom/phrase and Answer.

1. There was opposition to the new policy by the rank and field of the Government.

the official machinery

the ordinary members

the majority

the cabinet members

2. Fall flat

to fail to stand

to fail to realise

to fail to maintain

to fail to produce intended effect

3. Weal and woe

whole-heartedly

under suspicion

ups and downs

joys and sorrows

5. Ride the high horse

started gambling

bought a horse

superior

went on a vacation

5. Rack and ruin

destroyed

ransacked

successful

debt

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