10 Jul 2016

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Most Important Idioms & Phrases SSC | SBI | IBPS

Most Important Idioms & Phrases SSC | SBI | IBPS :


In this post we are sharing 85 Most Important Idioms & Phrases. These will helpful in your preparation.You can Download the "MOST IMPORTANT IDIOMS & PHRASES" click on the Link provided.

 
1.Cry for the moon ------------------- Ask for the impossible


2.Be in a tight corner ---------------- In a very difficult situation


3.Cock and bull story ------------------ Made up story that one should not believe


4.Cat and dog life -------------------- Life full of quarrels


5.Like a cat on hot bricks --------------- Very nervous


6.Have a card up one’s sleeve --------- Have a secret plan in reserve


7.Tell against --------------------------- To prove adverse to; to go against


8.Run through --------------------------to squander or waste


9.Run over ------------------------------to drive over


10.Alive and kicking ------------------Active and healthy


11.To burn one’s fingers --------------To lose on account of foolish behavior


12.At sea ----------------------------------Confused or lost


13.Behind one’s back ---------------------In the absence of


14.To call a spade a spade ---------------To be frank and truthful


15.To break the ice ----------------------To break the silence


16.To bell the cat -------------------------To face the risk


17.A cat and dog life ---------------------To lead a life full of quarrels


18.A cold fish -----------------------------A person devoid of emotions


19.To cross the Rubicon ----------------To take a decisive step


20.Double-dealing----------------------Deceiving


21.To die hard --------------------------Change with great difficulty


22.To eat humble pie --------------------To apologise in a humble manner


23.To fight a losing battle --------------------Struggle without hope of success


24.A deadlock ----------------------------------A position when no progress can be made


25.A daredevil ------------------------------A person who does not care for any consequences


26.Once in a blue moon --------------------Very rarely


27.At a premium -------------------------------Difficult to get or obtain


28.To play the game ----------------------------To act honestly


29.To die in harness -------------------------------To work till the last day of one’s life


30.To plough a lonely furrow ----------------To work without help or support


31.Lock, stock and barrel ---------------------Completely


32.The long and the short ---------------------The main point


33.Bring to light -----------------------------------Disclose


34.The bottom line ------------------------------The final criteria


35.A cock and bull story ---------------------------------An improbable excuse


36.To kick one’s heels ---------------------------------To wait with nothing to do


37.Rain cats and dogs ----------------------------------Rain heavily


38.A hard nut to crack -------------------------------------A difficult problem


39.In high spirits -----------------------------------------------Very happy


40.Like a fish out of water ---------------------------------------In a strange situation


41.Smell a rat --------------------------------Suspect something foul


42.Read between the lines -----------------------Understand the hidden meaning


43.Tooth and nail -----------------------------With all one’s power


44.Spread like wild fire -------------------------------Spread quickly


45.Hit the nail on the head --------------------------Do or say the exact thing


46.Burn the midnight oil --------------------------Work or study hard


47.Under his thumb -----------------------------Under his control


48.With a high hand -------------------Oppressively


49. Gain ground -------------------------Become popular


50.By leaps and bounds --------------------Rapidly


51.Make off with ------------------------to run away with


52.Pass away ----------------------------------to die


53.To cry for the moon ---------------------Ask for the impossible


54.To make a pig of oneself ---------------------To over-eat


55.Donkey’s years ------------------------------A very long time


56.To pull one’s leg ------------------------------to joke; tease someone


57.To keep one’s fingers crossed ------------------To hope fervently


58.To call in question -----------------------------To disprove or doubt


59.To talk through one’s hat ---------------------------To talk ignorantly


60.To make up one’s mind -----------------------To decide


61.Hard and fast rules -----------------------------Rigid rules


62.To make one’s mouth water -----------------------To stimulate one’s appetite


63.By word of mouth ----------------------------------By spoken message


64.To get the better of someone -------------------To take advantage of someone


65.To rub shoulders ---------------------------To come into close contact


66.A snake in the grass -----------------------A hidden enemy


67.Between the devil and the deep blue sea -----------Between two dangers


68.Chew the cud -----------------------To discuss matters in a ponderous manner, especially reminiscing


69.To kill two birds with one stone ----------------To achieve two results with one effort


70.A close shave ---------------------A narrow escape


71.Chip off the old block -------------------------As good as one’s father


72.To pull a long face -----------------------------To look sad


73.Above board ---------------------------------Open and honest


74.To turn a deaf ear -----------------------------To ignore


75.To turn the tables -------------------------------To reverse the situation


76.To call someone names -------------------------To abuse someone


77.Above board --------------------------------Honest and open


78.At arms length -------------------------To keep at a distance


79.At the eleventh hour ----------------------At the last moment


80.An apple of discord -----------------------A cause of quarrel


81.To burn one’s boats --------------------Go back on a decision


82.To build castles in the air --------------------Make imaginary schemes


83.A burning question -------------------------An important topic


84.A brown study ---------------------------------Dreaming


85.Sitting on the fence ------------------------------Hesitate between two decisions



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