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Idioms/ PhrasesMeaning
Take afterResembles
Take awayRemove
Take downRecord
Take forMisunderstand
Take heartCheered up
Take inAdmit
Take it illToo be offended
Take people innCheat people
Take time by the forelockPrepare action before time
Take up the cudgelsTo support somebody
Take up the cudgels forDefend vigorously
Take up withBe friendly with
Take wind out of another’s sailsTo gain advantage by anticipation
Taken abackSurprised
Taken inDeceived
Taken toResorted to
Taken withPleased with
Tarred with same brushPosses the same defects
The alpha and the omegaThe beginning and the end
The Ball Is In Your Court:It is your decision this time.
The Best Of Both Worlds:There are two choices and you have them both.
The Bigger They Are The Harder They Fall:While the bigger and stronger opponent might be alot more difficult to beat, when you do they suffer a much bigger loss.
The bill of fareThe menu
The cock of the walkThe most dominant person in a group
The cut of one’s jibA person’s personal appearances or manner
The devils own luckGood luck
The fat endThe last part
The fleshPhysical or bodily desires , sensual appetites
The heels of AchillesThe weak point in a person
The king of terrorDeath
The last strawAn addition to a task, burden, etc. Which strained one’s patience to the limit
The lie of the landAssessment of a situation
The mote in somebody’s eyeA very minor mistake (of somebody)
The primrose pathThe pursuit of pleasure
The quick and deadAll people alive or dead
The thin end of the wedgeThe beginning of further concessions
The tip of the icebergSmall but evident part of a much larger concealed situation
The Whole Nine Yards:Everything. All of it.
The worse for wearShabby from use
Third times a charm:After no success the first two times, the third try is a lucky one.
Through thick and thinUnder any circumstances
Throw a spannerTo be defeated
Throw down the gauntletChallenge someone, Behaved as very great and important person
Thrust down one’s throatRemind repeatedly
Tie the knot:To get married.
Till the cows come homeFor a long time
TiptoeAnxious
To a hairExactly
To accept the gauntletTo suffer humiliation
To and froBackwards and forwards
To back sideTo fall back in morals
To back spearTo question in order to bring out some information
To be all legsTo be a tall and very thin person
To be at daggers drawnTo be bitter enemy
To be at one’s bedsTo worship
To be at one’s finger’s endTo be completely conversant with
To be at the end of one’s tetherTo have no resources left
To be in abeyanceIn suspense
To be in the black(Of one’s money)To be in credit
To be in the pictureTo be familiar with the matter
To be lost in the cloudTo be perplexed
To be nobody’s foolTo be wise
To be par for the courseTo be what one would expect to happen or expect somebody to do
To be the dead spit ofExact counterpart or likeness of
To be up and doingTo be actively engaged
To be up before somebodyTo appear in court
To bear a grudgeTo have a better felling
To bear away the palmTo win
To bear the palmTo win
To bear up withTo endure
To beat a retreatTo march back after a ceremonious parade
To beat hollowTo defeat completely
To beggars’ descriptionBeyond one’s power to describe adequately
To bid fairTo seem likely
To bill and cooTo whisper endearments as lovers
To black ballPrevent from doing something
To blaze trailTo initiate work in a movement
To blow hot and clodTo be inconsistent
To blow the gaffTo revel a secret
To borrow beatTo bully
To brace oneself forTo prepare for something unpleasant or difficult
To break the duckTo begin
To bring one’s egg to a bad marketTo fail in one’s plan because one goes to the wrong people for help
To bury one’s head in the sandTo avoid the reality
To care a damn/farthingTo have no care at all
To carry off the bellTo bag the first position
to carry off the palmTo be victorious
To carry the canAccept the blame
To carry the coal to NewcastleTo do unnecessary things
To carry with oneTo satisfy
To cast a chill overTo spread sadness
To cast into the shadeTo make less noticeable
To cast the pearl before a swineTo offer someone a thing which he cannot appreciate
To catch a tartarTo deal with someone or something that proves unexpectedly troublesome or powerful
To catch somebody on the hop toTo catch somebody of guard
To catch/clutch at a strawTo try any expedient however useless
To champ at the bitTo be restlessly impatient
To change the colourTo shift the allegations to
To chew the fatTo chat
To come of ageTo be major
To condemn to deathTo award punishment of death
To cook one’s gooseTo ruin one’s chances or plans completely
To cool one’s heelsTo be kept watching for sometime
To cross one’s mindTo occur , strike
To cry HalvesTo claim with equal share
To cry over a spilt milkTo reach a crisis
To cry shame uponTo oppose, to protest against
To cry stinking fishTo decry one’s own good
To cry wolfTo raise a false alarm
To curry favourGain favour
To cut both endsTo argue in support of both sides of the issue
To cut somebody downTo kill somebody
To cut the crackleTo stop talking and start
To cut the Gordian knotto be victorious
To cut your teethTo gain experience
To die in shoesTo be murdered
To disabuse one’s mindTo remove a misapprehension
To draw bead uponTo take aim at
To draw the long bowTo make and exaggerated statement
To drive atTo employ
To drive homeTo emphasize
To eat one’s termsTo study for the bar(law)
To egg onTo urge on
To fall aboard ofTo start fighting/ quarrelling
To fall foul ofTo quarrel
To feather one’s nestTo provide money even dishonestly
To feel in one’s boneTo know or sense some thing intuitively
To fight to the bitter endTo carry on a contest regardless of consequences
To fish in troubled waterTo try to win advantages for oneself from a disturbed state of affairs, to take advantage of troubled or uncertain conditions for personal gain n
To fly in the face ofTo act in defiance of authority , facts , custom
To fly off the handleTo lose one’s temper
To fly off the handleTo get into a rage and lose self-control
To fool aroundTo waste time
To foot the billTo make payment
To forbid the bannsTo object the banns
To gain the groundTo become more general
To get alongTo manage to
To get atReach
To get cold feetTo be afraid
To get into a flapTo be in a state of agitation , confusion, nervous, excitement etc.
To get into a stewTo have an anxious state of mind
To get into bad odourTo become popular
To get into scrapeTo find oneself in an awkward predicament
To get the axeTo be dismissed from a job
To get the hang of thingTo understand the meaning of it
To give a rap on the knucklesTo rebuke
To give chapter and verse for a thingTo produce the proof of something
To give currency toTo pay much attention to
To give get/give the birdTo send away
To give one’s earsTo listen carefully
to give up the ghostTo die
To go byto be guided by
To go for the jugglerTo make a destructive attack
To go through the motionsTo work carelessly
To go to the devilTo fail completely
To go without sayingClear
To hand in one’s cheeksTo die
To hang up one’s hatTo make oneself comfortable in another person’s home
To have a bash atTo attempt something for the first time
To have a hollow legTo have a large appetite
To have a memory like a sieveTo have a faint memory
To have a monkey on one’s backTo be addicted to narcotic drug
To have bats in one’s belfryTo have crazy ideas , to be very peculiar or foolish
To have brush withTo have a slight encounter
To have cold feetTo be reluctant
To have one’s heart in one’s bootsTo be deeply depressed
To have the floorTo make speech
To have the sun in one’s eyeTo drink
To hit the nail on the headTo guess right
to hoist with one’s own petardTo be caught in ones own trap
To hold a brief forTo defend someone
To hold a candle toTo be nearly as good as someone in his/her absence
To hold something in leashTo restrain
to imitate to go ape overTo be extremely enthusiastic over
To keep one’s head above eaterTo keep out of debt
To keep the ball rollingTo maintain progress
To keep the pot boilingKeep the controversy alive
To kick against the pricksTo hurt oneself by useless resistance
To kick up a rowTo make great noise and fuss
To kill the fatted calfTo celebrate especially at a prodigal’s return
To knock the bottom outTo make a scheme
To know (somebody) off his pedestalTo show that he is no longer highly regarded
To lay someone under tributeTo impose tax on somebody
To lead one by the noseTo cause to follow blindly
To lead others up the gardenTo deceive others
To leap in the darkCareless action
To leas astrayTo misguide
To let one’s hair downTo behave informally
To let the bygones be bygonesIgnore the past
To live by one’s witsTo get money by ingenious and irregular methods not necessarily honest
To live fastTo lead a life of dissipation
To live in cloverTo live in great comfort and luxury
To look down one’s nose atTo regard with half-hidden displeasure or contempt
To look sharpTo be quick
To loose one’s headTo become confused and over exited
To Make A Long Story Short:Something someone would say during a long and boring story in order to keep his/her audience from losing attention. Usually the story isn't shortened.
To make a pileTo make a fortune
To make a shotTo make a guess
To make no bones about somethingTo do or say a thing openly if it is unpleasant
To make one’s bowTo appear first time in publically
To make the gradeTo come out successful

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