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Q161. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: **A Wet blanket**

  1.  a person who spoils a jolly atmosphere
  2.  a warm and affable person
  3.  a person who does not practice what he preaches
  4.  a person who tries to willfully harm others
  5.  a person who is observed with suspicion or enemity because of some past misdeed or scandal

Solution : a person who spoils a jolly atmosphere
Q162. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: **Too big for one's boots**

  1.  attempting things which one is not capable of doing
  2.  too conceited
  3.  so big that one can hardly believe it
  4.  a situation which is extremely difficult to handle
  5.  something which is beyond comprehension

Solution : too conceited

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Q163. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: **A thin time**

  1.  an uncertain or risky situation
  2.  an unconvincing excuse
  3.  a period of satisfaction
  4.  a period of unpleasantness, poor health, lack of money etc.
  5.  the beginning of something that will develop into a much greater event

Solution : a period of unpleasantness, poor health, lack of money etc.
Q164. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: **To hide one's head in the sand**

  1.  to force people to stop arguing
  2.  to keep trying to do something that will never be successful
  3.  to refuse to accept that a problem exists
  4.  to be unable to understand something

Solution : to refuse to accept that a problem exists

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Q165. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: **To have a face like thunder**

  1.  to appear and disappear suddenly
  2.  to have an expressionless face
  3.  to look very angry
  4.  to deal with something that is unpleasant
  5.  to be determined to oppose something

Solution : to look very angry
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