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Directions: Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom / phrase/ word.
To burn one's fingers
To have a burning sensation at the tips of one's fingers
To undergo suffering heroically for one's principles
To behave as if one is very greater and important
To be lucky
None of the above
The following are the meaning and sample sentence for the given idiom/ phrase/ word.
Meaning: To burn one's fingers —To suffer unpleasant results of an action
Sample sentence: Get rich quick schemes are usually meant to burn the fingers of the investors, some more than the others.
Directions: Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom / phrase /word.
To end in smoke
To die of cancer caused by smoking
To end without providing any practical result
To die in a burning house choked with smoke
To risk everything in a single venture
Meaning: To end in smoke— To end without providing any practical result
Sample sentence: Even after best team players they ended in smoke as they were not able to win.
To catch a tartar
To deal with a person who is more than one's match
To catch a dangerous person
To trap a wanted criminal with great difficulty
To meet with disaster
Meaning: To catch a tartar— To deal with a person who is more than one's match
Sample sentence: They thought that I would simply give up if my complaint had to go to court, but they'll soon realize that they've caught a Tartar!
A wet blanket
A man who is always drunk
A wife who is cold to her husband
To wear black and white clothes
A person who ends enjoyable activity
Meaning: A wet blanket— A person who ends enjoyable activity
Sample sentence: We were all having a good time until john walked in and started acting like a wet blanket.
A wild goose chase
An absurdly hopeless enterprise
A fuss over a trifling matter
To be insensitive to criticism
To speak boastfully of oneself
To protect oneself from wild animals
Meaning: A wild goose chase— An absurdly hopeless enterprise.
Sample sentence: His scheme of being a movie star is a wild-goose chase.
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