Choose the correct meaning of the given phrase. “To rule the roost”
A) To dominate B) To solve a difficult problem C) To complete major part of work D) To progress in life satisfactorily
Hint: “To rule the roost” means to be in complete control. For example, in this particular society men rule the roost and women have a low status and few rights.
So, the correct answer is “Option b”. Let’s discuss the given options and find the correct answer.
To dominate: In simple words “To dominate” means to rule someone, have complete control of someone, to be the controlling member of a family, organization, or other groups. To solve a difficult problem: To solve a difficult problem means to easily solve a problem which is tough enough for others to solve it. For example, Harry can easily solve a difficult problem. To complete a major part of work: To complete a major part of work means to complete the maximum part of the work. Like in any project work, for example, construction of a building, the building is completed and only wiring and plumbing work is left so this shows that a major part of the work is done. To progress in life satisfactorily: To progress in life satisfactorily means to grow, to get success in life with full satisfaction by having patience and hard work.
So, the correct answer is “Option A”. To dominate is the correct answer.
Note: The physical training teacher easily rules the roost of all the pupils of the school. In that family, his grandma rules the roost. In my family, My mother rules the roost.