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Idioms and Phrases

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Directions : In each of the following questions, choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom printed in bold.

1. To keep the wolf away from the door

(a) To keep away from extreme poverty
(b) To keep off an unwanted and undesirable person
(c) To keep alive
(d) To hold the difficulties and dangers in check
Ans :Option a

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Current affairs

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1. Who has won the 2016 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) male Athlete of the Year award?
[A]Usain Bolt
[B]Wayde van Niekerk
[C]Mo Farah
[D]Elaine Thompson
Ans: Usain Bolt
A 9-time Olympic gold medallist, Usain Bolt from Jamaica has won the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) male Athlete of the Year award for a record sixth time. Beside him, Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana, who broke the 10,000m world record by over 14 seconds in winning Olympic gold in 2016 Rio Olympics, won the 2016 IAAF female Athlete of the Year award.The awards were handed out by IAAF at a gala ceremony in Monaco.

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