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Q26. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: Although he has failed in the written examination, he is using **backstairs influence** to get the job.

  1.  Political influence
  2.  Backing influence
  3.  Deserving and proper influence
  4.  Secret and unfair influence

Solution : Secret and unfair influence
Q27. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: Companies producing goods **play to the gallery** to boost their sales.

  1.  advertise
  2.  improve quality
  3.  appeal to popular opinion
  4.  depend upon the public for approval

Solution : appeal to popular opinion

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Q28. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: Since he knew what would happen, he should be left to **stew in his own juice**.

  1.  Make a stew
  2.  Boil
  3.  Rescued from his plight
  4.  Suffer for his own act

Solution : Suffer for his own act
Q29. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: I am afraid he is burning **the candle at both ends** and ruining his life.

  1.  wasting his money
  2.  becoming ruder
  3.  exercising too much
  4.  losing his objectives

Solution : wasting his money

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Q30. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom: The university will have to **shelve** its plans for expansion in view of present situation

  1.  cancel
  2.  discuss
  3.  reconsider
  4.  postpone

Solution : postpone
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