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Choose the situation where you would most expect to hear the phrase.
Isn't this spectacular ?
A. at school
B. at the Taj Mahal
C. at home
D. in a taxi

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Hint:An idiom is a word or term that usually has a figurative, non-literal meaning attached to the phrase, but although maintaining the literal meaning of the phrase, certain phrases become figurative idioms. The figurative sense of an idiom, categorised as formulaic language, is distinct from the literal meaning.

Complete answer:
In an eye-catching way, spectacular means stunning. Only seeing the Taj Mahal would evoke this response from the provided choices. B is the answer.

Additional information:
A phrase is "a small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit," while an idiom is "a group of words generated through use as having a meaning that is not deductible from those of the individual words." This is the distinction between an idiom and a phrase. "A herd of cats" is an idiom but not an expression.

Hence the correct answer is option ‘B'.

Note:An employer or boss might say the idiom shape up or ship out, which is like saying change your conduct or quit if you don't, to an employee, but not to other people. Idioms are not similar to slang. Idioms are made up of ordinary words familiar to almost all with a special meaning. In order to answer such questions, it is necessary that you have a proper knowledge of vocabulary and along with the knowledge of the main rules related to grammar, you must also be a good reader.