50 Important Idioms And Phrases

50 Important Idioms And Phrases

1. At sixes and seven – In disorder or confusion – भ्रम

2. Lose head – Panic – चिंतित

3. Take to task – To criticize severely/ to punish – फटकारणे

4. Sit in judgement – To pass judgement(or comment on someone ) especially when you have no authority

5. Leave in the lurch – To desert someone – मँझदार में छोड़ देना

6. Cry over split milk – Cry over irreparable loss

7. Bad blood – Active enmity – वर्तमान शत्रू

8. Close shave – A narrow escape – थोडक्यात वाचने

9. Grease palms – To bribe someone – लाच देणे

10. Carrot and stick – Reward and punishment policy -साम दाम दंड भेद

11. To cut teeth – To gain experience of something for the first time -अनुभव् घेणे

12. Cut no ice – Had no influence -प्रभावित न करू शकणे

13. Close the book – Stop working on something

14. In fits and starts – Irregularly – अनियमित

15. Bird’s eye view – An overview – अवलोकन करणे

16. Run in the same groove – Clash with each other – एका सोबत जाने

17. Keep your head – Remain calm – डोक शांत ठेवणे

18. Pull strings – Use personal influence – व्यक्तिगत प्रभाव का प्रयोग करना

19. Pot luck dinner – Dinner where somebody brings something to eat – रूखा-सूखा खाना

20. To hit below the belt – To attack unfairly – कमर के नीचे वार करना

21. All at sea – Puzzled – उलझा हुवा

22. Sought after – Wanted by many people because it’s of good quality or difficult to find/Pursued by – लोकप्रिय

23. Build castle in the air – Daydreaming – ख़याली पुलाव पकाना

24. On the spur of the moment – To act suddenly, without planning -झटपट , त्वरित

25. To have something up one’s sleeve – To have a secret plan – गुपित कट योजना

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26. A red letter day – An important or joyful occasion in one’s life

27. To explore every avenue – To try every opportunity

28. At one’s beck and call – Ready to follow orders/ To be dominated by someone

29. By fair or foul means – In honest or dishonest way

30. Status quo – As it is/ unchanged position

31. To burn candle at both ends – To be extravagant/ Spend without any worry

32. To hit the jackpot – To make money quickly

33. To bring to light – to reveal – स्मरण दिलाना

34. At the eleventh hour – At the last possible moment

35. Go scot-free – To escape without punishment

36. To shed crocodile tears – To pretend grief – मगरमच्छ के आँसू बहाना

37. To look down one’s nose – To regard with contempt – निचा दिखाना

38. To miss the bus – To miss an opportunity

39. A white elephant – Costly and troublesome possession, with much use to its owner – बहुत खर्चीली वस्तु

40. To call spade a spade – To be frank – सरळ बोलणे

41. To fight tooth and nail – To fight heroically, in very determined way – जी जान से लड़ना

42. Birds of same feather – Persons of same character

43. Take exception – To object over something – आक्षेप असणे

44. High handed – Using authority in an unreasonable way, overbearing – टस से मस न होने वाला

45. Too fond of one’s own voice – To like talking without wanting to listen to other people/Very selfish -अपनी मुँह मियाँमिट्ठू होना

46. By leaps and bounds – Rapidly – बहुत तेज़ी से

47. An open book – Straight forward and honest dealings

48. Fall short – Fail to meet expectation/ have no effect

49. Heart to heart talk – Frank talk

See also Multiple Choice Questions: Identify the Tense

50. Give the game away – Give out the secret(unintentionally) – पर्दाफ़ाश करना

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