DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1- 5 ): In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.

1. He resigned the post of his own accord.

which he liked

according to his convenience

voluntarily and willingly

according to his judgment

None of these

2. As a politician he is used to being in the limelight all the time.

giving speeches

the object of admiration

the centre of attraction

an object of public notice

None of these

3. I ran out of money on my European tour.

exhausted my stock of

did not have enough


carried a lot

None of these

4. Madhuri might scream blue murder, but I feel Deepali should get the promotion since she is better qualified for the job.

someone has been murdered with some blue liquid

someone is being murdered and has become blue

suffer from persecution complex

make a great deal of noise and object vehemently

None of these

5. In modern democratic societies lynch law seems to have become the spheres of life.

law of the mob

law of the underworld

law of the constitution

law of the parliament

None of these