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In the below Tables, we are providing students 300 best Idioms and Phrases for competitive exams. These Idioms meaning is English and the idioms in Hindi are asked in most of the exams like ssc, cds, NDA. the idioms and phrases with meanings and examples pdf are available in the download part below.

Idioms and Phrases Part 1

List of Idioms and Phrases

Idioms and Phrases Meaning in English

Idioms and Phrases Meaning in Hindi

1. Bad patches

professional difficulties

पेशेवर कठिनाइयाँ

2. Stake on thin ice

to take risk deliberately

जानबूझकर जोखिम उठाना

3. Shades of gray

not clear if right or wrong

सही है या गलत स्पष्ट नहीं है

4. Line in the sand

a limit or boundary on something

किसी चीज की सीमा या सीमा

5. Stiff upper lip

to be brave in difficult time

कठिन समय में बहादुर बनने के लिए

6. Keep your nose clean

to stay away from unnecessary fights

व्यर्थ के झगड़ों से दूर रहने के लिए

7. Walk on the eggshell

to take action not to offend anyone/work with great attention or care

कार्रवाई करने के लिए किसी को नाराज नहीं करना / बहुत ध्यान या देखभाल के साथ काम करना

8. Bun in the oven

to be pregnant or to be expecting a baby

गर्भवती होना या बच्चे की उम्मीद करना

9. Whoop it up

enjoy in a noisy way usually in a group

आमतौर पर एक समूह में शोरगुल वाले तरीके से आनंद लें

10. With a vengeance

used to emphasize the degree to which something occurs

कुछ होने की डिग्री पर जोर देने के लिए उपयोग किया जाता है

11. Reap the whirlwind

to suffer the negative consequences of one’s action

किसी की कार्रवाई के नकारात्मक परिणाम भुगतने के लिए

12. Of the first water

of the best quality

सर्वोत्तम गुणवत्ता का

13. Weather the storm

survive in a difficult situation or period without being seriously harmed by it

किसी कठिन परिस्थिति या अवधि में इससे गंभीर रूप से नुकसान पहुँचाए बिना जीवित रहना

14. Wear the green willow

grief or unrequited love

दु: ख या बिना प्यार के

15. Wild and wooly

uncouth in appearance or behavior

दिखने या व्यवहार में भद्दा

16. Give it a whirl

to try out something

कुछ कोशिश करने के लिए

17. As hard as nails

unrelenting (Having or exhibiting uncompromising determination)

अविश्वसनीय (असंबद्ध दृढ़ संकल्प होना या प्रदर्शित करना)

18. At loose ends

in an uncertain situation

अनिश्चित स्थिति में

19. Take up the hatchet

prepare for or go to war

युद्ध के लिए तैयार होना या जाना

20. Batten down the hatches

prepare for a challenging or difficult situation

एक चुनौतीपूर्ण या कठिन स्थिति के लिए तैयार करें

21. Over egg the pudding

add unnecessary details to make something seem better or worse

किसी चीज़ को बेहतर या ख़राब दिखाने के लिए उसमें अनावश्यक विवरण जोड़ें

22. From stem to stern

all the way from the front of a ship to the back

जहाज के आगे से लेकर पीछे तक

23. Do a runner

to leave a place in hurry

जल्दबाजी में एक जगह छोड़ना

24. Pull a fast one

play a trick

एक चाल चलो

25. Held up



26. As daft as a brush

extremely silly

अत्यंत मूर्खतापूर्ण

27. At sea

at a loss/ total confused

घाटे में / कुल भ्रमित

28. Turn down



29. But in


रुकावट डालना

30. A house of cards

an insecure scheme

एक असुरक्षित योजना

31. Drive home

emphasize/ to make somebody understand or accept something

जोर देना/किसी को कुछ समझाना या स्वीकार करना

32. Call on

pay a visit

देखने आना

33. All moonshine

far from reality

वास्तविकता से बहुत दूर

34. Hope against hope

nurture an impossible hope

एक असंभव आशा का पोषण करें

35. Drag one’s feet/ heels

to be deliberately slow in doing something or in making a decision

कुछ करने या निर्णय लेने में जानबूझकर धीमा होना

36. Beggar description

can’t be described

वर्णित नहीं किया जा सकता

37. Smooth ruffled feathers

to make people feel less offended or angry

लोगों को कम आहत या क्रोधित महसूस कराने के लिए

38. A brown study



39. Ivory tower

a situation where you are separated from the problems and practical aspects of normal life(detachment and seclusion)

ऐसी स्थिति जहां आप सामान्य जीवन की समस्याओं और व्यावहारिक पहलुओं से अलग हो जाते हैं (अलगाव और एकांत)

40. Wiped the nose of


धोखा दिया

41. Palm off

to dispose

निपटान के लिए

42. Zero hour

the time at which a planned operation, typically a military one, is set to begin.

वह समय जिस पर एक नियोजित ऑपरेशन, आमतौर पर एक सैन्य अभियान शुरू होता है।

43. Young Turk

a young person eager for radical change to the established order.

एक युवा व्यक्ति स्थापित व्यवस्था में आमूल चूल परिवर्तन के लिए उत्सुक है।

44. wrong



45. wrong end of the stick

misunderstanding / to judge something wrong by mistake

ग़लतफ़हमी / ग़लती से ग़लत फ़ैसला करना

46. Writing on the wall

said to mean that there are clear signs that something will fail or no longer exist

कहा जाता है कि स्पष्ट संकेत हैं कि कुछ विफल हो जाएगा या अब अस्तित्व में नहीं है

47. Back against the wall

in a very bad position or situation/ an inextricable position

बहुत बुरी स्थिति या स्थिति में / एक विकट स्थिति में

48. Write large

clear and obvious.

स्पष्ट और स्पष्ट।

49. Worth your salt

respected and awful

सम्मानित और भयानक

50. Word of mouth

spoken communication as a means of transmitting information.

सूचना प्रसारित करने के साधन के रूप में मौखिक संचार।

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Idioms and Phrases Part 2

Within a whisker

almost done or about to happen or almost finish a task

लगभग पूरा हो चुका है या होने वाला है या लगभग कोई काम पूरा कर चुका है

With flying colours

with distinction.

साथ भेदभाव।

With a heavy hand

in a strict way, exerting a lot of control.

सख्त तरीके से, बहुत अधिक नियंत्रण करना।

Window dressing

something used to create a deceptively favorable or attractive impression.

भ्रामक रूप से अनुकूल या आकर्षक प्रभाव पैदा करने के लिए इस्तेमाल की जाने वाली कोई चीज़।

Win by a nose

To succeed or defeat someone in something by only a very narrow margin.

बहुत ही कम अंतर से किसी को किसी चीज में सफल या पराजित करना।

Wide of the mark

1. Literally, to be far from hitting a target.  2. By extension, to be inaccurate or wrong.

1. सचमुच, एक लक्ष्य को मारने से दूर होना। 2. विस्तार से, गलत या गलत होना।

Whole new ball game

A situation that is completely different from what one is used to or expecting./ completely new and unexpected

एक ऐसी स्थिति जो किसी के अभ्यस्त या अपेक्षा से पूरी तरह से अलग है। / पूरी तरह से नई और अप्रत्याशित

Whet your appetite

To induce or increase one’s interest in something.

किसी चीज में रुचि पैदा करना या बढ़ाना।

Wakeup call

a warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected

किसी ऐसी चीज के संबंध में कार्रवाई करने की चेतावनी जिसे अनदेखा या उपेक्षित किया गया हो

Walk a tightrope

to be in a difficult situation in which a very small mistake could have very bad results

एक कठिन परिस्थिति में होना जिसमें एक बहुत छोटी सी गलती का बहुत बुरा परिणाम हो सकता है

Walking on air

to be very happy

बहुत खुश होना

Weather a storm

To reach the end of a very difficult situation without too much harm or damage.

बहुत अधिक नुकसान या क्षति के बिना एक बहुत ही कठिन स्थिति के अंत तक पहुँचना।

Well heeled

very rich

बहुत अमीर

Well oiled

slang drunk/ drink too much

कठबोली नशे में / बहुत ज्यादा पीते हैं

Wet blanket

A person who discourages enjoyment or enthusiasm

एक व्यक्ति जो आनंद या उत्साह को हतोत्साहित करता है

Volte face

A complete change of opinion or belief.

राय या विश्वास का पूर्ण परिवर्तन।

Vicious circle

a continuing unpleasant situation, created when one problem causes another problem that then makes the first problem worse: Many people get caught/trapped in a vicious circle of dieting and weight gain.

एक निरंतर अप्रिय स्थिति, जब एक समस्या दूसरी समस्या का कारण बनती है जो तब पहली समस्या को और भी बदतर बना देती है: बहुत से लोग आहार और वजन बढ़ाने के दुष्चक्र में फंस जाते हैं/फंस जाते हैं।

Vent the spleen

to show or voice one’s anger /  to get rid of one’s feelings of anger caused by someone or something by attacking someone or something else.

किसी के गुस्से को दिखाने या आवाज देने के लिए / किसी पर या किसी चीज पर हमला करके किसी के गुस्से की भावनाओं से छुटकारा पाने के लिए।

Upper hand

A position of advantage, power, and/or control (over someone, something, or some situation)

लाभ, शक्ति और/या नियंत्रण की स्थिति (किसी पर, कुछ, या कुछ स्थिति पर)

Upper crust

people of upper class

उच्च वर्ग के लोग

Up the ante

To increase the level of something, often one related to money.

किसी चीज के स्तर को बढ़ाने के लिए, अक्सर पैसे से संबंधित।

Up in the air



Up for grabs

Available to anyone; unclaimed./ In a state of chaos

किसी के लिए उपलब्ध; लावारिस। / अराजकता की स्थिति में

Under fire

criticize by everyone

हर किसी की आलोचना

Uncharted waters

A situation or circumstance that is foreign, unclear, or unfamiliar and which may be dangerous or difficult as a result.

ऐसी स्थिति या परिस्थिति जो विदेशी, अस्पष्ट या अपरिचित हो और जिसके परिणामस्वरूप खतरनाक या कठिन हो।

Uncalled for

Unjust, undeserved or inappropriate.

अन्यायपूर्ण, अयोग्य या अनुचित।

Turn an honest penny

To earn money in an honorable and legitimate way, typically through one’s hard work.

सम्मानजनक और वैध तरीके से पैसा कमाने के लिए, आमतौर पर किसी की मेहनत से।

The man in the street

common people

सामान्य लोग

Twist someone’s arm

To pressure or force one into doing something.

किसी को कुछ करने के लिए दबाव डालना या मजबूर करना।

Turn the tables

complete opposite situation

पूर्ण विपरीत स्थिति

Turn a blind eye to

To knowingly ignore some wrongdoing.

किसी गलत काम को जानबूझकर नज़रअंदाज़ करना।

the be all and end all

a feature of an activity or a way of life that is of greater importance than any other (final result)

किसी गतिविधि या जीवन के तरीके की एक विशेषता जो किसी अन्य की तुलना में अधिक महत्वपूर्ण है (अंतिम परिणाम)

Take it in your stride

to control a difficult situation

एक कठिन स्थिति को नियंत्रित करने के लिए

Take it on the chin

to accept unpleasant events bravely and without complaining.

अप्रिय घटनाओं को बहादुरी से और बिना शिकायत किए स्वीकार करना।

Take stock of

(to analyze) to think carefully about a situation or event and form an opinion about it, so that you can decide what to do

(विश्लेषण करना) किसी स्थिति या घटना के बारे में ध्यान से सोचना और उसके बारे में एक राय बनाना, ताकि आप तय कर सकें कि क्या करना है

Take the plunge

to make a decision to do something, especially after thinking about it for a long time

किसी कार्य को करने का निर्णय लेना, विशेषकर लम्बे समय तक सोचने के बाद

By the seat of one’s pant

to do something by using one’s own experience and judgement

अपने स्वयं के अनुभव और निर्णय का उपयोग करके कुछ करना

All good things must come to an end

even enjoyable experiences can’t last forever

सुखद अनुभव भी हमेशा के लिए नहीं रह सकते

You can say it again

to express agreement

सहमति व्यक्त करना

The elephant in the room

an obvious problem that no one wants to discuss

एक स्पष्ट समस्या जिस पर कोई चर्चा नहीं करना चाहता

No horse in the race

to have no vested interest in the outcome of a contest

किसी प्रतियोगिता के परिणाम में कोई निहित स्वार्थ नहीं होना

X marks the spot

an exact location

एक सटीक स्थान

 Blood in thicker than water

family relation and loyalties are most important

पारिवारिक संबंध और वफादारी सबसे महत्वपूर्ण हैं

Talk shop

to discuss a business to a person not related to that business

किसी व्यवसाय के बारे में किसी ऐसे व्यक्ति से चर्चा करना जो उस व्यवसाय से संबंधित न हो

Teething problems

starting issues

शुरुआती मुद्दे

Tempt providence

do something that is risky

कुछ ऐसा करें जो जोखिम भरा हो

The commonweal

benefits of common people

आम लोगों के लाभ

Thick and fast


जल्दी से

Thick skinned

not easily upset or offended by criticism

आलोचना से आसानी से परेशान या आहत नहीं होते

Thin skinned

sensitive to criticism or insult

आलोचना या अपमान के प्रति संवेदनशील


Idioms and Phrases Part 3

1.     Throwdown the gauntlet/glove

 to challenge

चुनौती देने के लिए

2.     Throw someone in at the deep end

 to make someone start a new and difficult job or activity without helping or preparing them for it

  किसी की मदद या तैयारी के बिना किसी को एक नई और कठिन नौकरी या गतिविधि शुरू करने के लिए

3.     Throw your weight around

 to use your position or influence unfairly to get what you want

  आप जो चाहते हैं उसे पाने के लिए अपनी स्थिति या प्रभाव का गलत इस्तेमाल करना

4.     Time and again


  बार बार

5.     Tip of the iceberg

 a small part of much bigger problem

  बहुत बड़ी समस्या का एक छोटा सा हिस्सा

6.     To a T

 perfectly or exactly right/accurate

  पूरी तरह से या बिल्कुल सही/सटीक

7.     Toe the line

 to follow/ obey

  पालन करना/पालन करना

8.     Top notch

 high quality

  उच्च गुणवत्ता

9.     Tough/ hard nut to crack

 difficult to deal with

  से निपटना मुश्किल है

10.  Tread water

 to not be advancing in any way

  किसी भी तरह से आगे नहीं बढ़ना

11.  Tug at the heartstrings

 to stir one’s emotions

  किसी की भावनाओं को उत्तेजित करने के लिए

12.  sharp practice

  Underhanded, deceitful, cunning, or particularly sneaky practice, especially in business

विशेष रूप से व्यापार में गुप्त, धोखेबाज, चालाक, या विशेष रूप से डरपोक अभ्यास

13.  show the white feather

behave in a cowardly fashion.

कायरतापूर्ण व्यवहार करना।

14.  sit in judgment

assume the right to judge someone, especially in a critical manner.

किसी को आंकने का अधिकार ग्रहण करें, विशेष रूप से आलोचनात्मक तरीके से।

15.  Stand offish



16.  Sweeping statement

 a statement which applies to all things of a particular kind, although they have not considered all the relevant facts carefully

  एक बयान जो एक विशेष प्रकार की सभी चीजों पर लागू होता है, हालांकि उन्होंने सभी प्रासंगिक तथ्यों पर सावधानी से विचार नहीं किया है

17.  Square up

 to prepare to fight, compete, or argue with someone

  किसी से लड़ने, प्रतिस्पर्धा करने या बहस करने की तैयारी करना

18.  Smack in the face

 a shock usually one that impedes progress

  एक झटका आमतौर पर प्रगति को बाधित करता है

19.  Smoking gun

 indisputable evidence of a crime

  एक अपराध का निर्विवाद सबूत

20.  Soft option

 the easiest of two or more possible choices

  दो या दो से अधिक संभावित विकल्पों में से सबसे आसान

21.  Sow your wild oats

 engage in a period of wild or irresponsible behavior while young, especially involving many casual sexual relationships

  युवावस्था में जंगली या गैर जिम्मेदाराना व्यवहार की अवधि में संलग्न होना, विशेष रूप से कई आकस्मिक यौन संबंधों को शामिल करना

22.  Spanner in the works

 reason to spoil a plan

  योजना खराब करने का कारण

23.  Speak volumes of/for

 makes an opinion, characteristics or situation very clear

  एक राय, विशेषताओं या स्थिति को बहुत स्पष्ट करता है

24.  Spin a yarn

 tell a story especially a long drawn/Out or tatally fanciful

  एक कहानी बताओ विशेष रूप से एक लंबी खींची हुई

25.  Spit blood

 became very angry

  बहुत क्रोधित हो गया

26.  Split hairs

 make small and overfine distinctions

  छोटे और अति सूक्ष्म भेद करना

27.  Spot on



28.  Spur of the moment

 decision or action without planning

  योजना के बिना निर्णय या कार्रवाई

29.  Stand in good stead

 useful and beneficial especially of a talent, ability or experience

  विशेष रूप से प्रतिभा, क्षमता या अनुभव के लिए उपयोगी और लाभकारी

30.  Start from scratch

 to begin from beginning

  शुरू से शुरू करना

31.  State of the art

 modern and advance

  आधुनिक और अग्रिम

32.  Steal a march over

 to gain an unexpected or surreptitious advantage over someone or something

  किसी पर या किसी चीज़ पर अप्रत्याशित या गुप्त लाभ प्राप्त करना

33.  Step on it

 go faster or hurry up

  जल्दी जाओ या जल्दी करो

34.  Step on someone’s toes

 to upset someone

  किसी को परेशान करना

35.  To stick your neck out

 take risk

  जोखिम लेने

36.  Sticky end

 an unpleasant finish/death

  एक अप्रिय खत्म/मौत

37.  Stiff necked

 haughty and stubborn


38.  Straight face

 a serious or impassive facial expression

  एक गंभीर या भावहीन चेहरे की अभिव्यक्ति

39.  Strike a chord /touch a chord

 to say or do something that other people agree with or have sympathy with

  ऐसा कुछ कहना या करना जिससे दूसरे लोग सहमत हों या जिसके साथ सहानुभूति हो

40.  Sweep things under the carpet

 to ignore deny or conceal from public view or damage one’s plan or reputation

  सार्वजनिक दृष्टि से इनकार करना या छिपाना या किसी की योजना या प्रतिष्ठा को नुकसान पहुंचाना

41.  Swim or go against the tide

 go against of prevailing opinion or thought

  प्रचलित मत या विचार के विरुद्ध जाना

42.  Swim or go with the tide

 go along with prevailing opinion or thought

  प्रचलित राय या विचार के साथ जाओ

43.  Set the bait

 laid the trap

  जाल बिछाया

44.  Set the record straight

 to put right a mistake or misunderstanding

  किसी भूल या गलतफहमी को ठीक करना

45.  Set their one’s face against

 resist with determination

  दृढ़ संकल्प के साथ विरोध करें

46.  Shake in one’s shoes

 to be very nervous or afraid of often visible so

  बहुत घबरा जाना या डर जाना अक्सर ऐसा दिखाई देता है

47.  Red tape

 a lot of forms and procedures that have to be done so the governments insurance companies etc can approve something

  बहुत सारे प्रपत्र और प्रक्रियाएँ जो करनी पड़ती हैं ताकि सरकारें बीमा कंपनियाँ आदि कुछ स्वीकृत कर सकें

48.  Rest on your laurels

 be so satisfied with what one has already done or achieved that one makes no further effort

  किसी ने जो पहले ही कर लिया है या हासिल कर लिया है, उससे इतने संतुष्ट हैं कि कोई और प्रयास नहीं करता है

49.  Without rhyme or reason

 no logical reason

  कोई तार्किक कारण नहीं

50.  Ride high

 be successful

  सफल हो जाओ

51.  Rue the day

 to feel sorry about an event

  किसी घटना पर खेद प्रकट करना

52.  Run amok or gone amok

 to make a furious and desperate charge, to behave without control in a wild or dangerous manner

  एक जंगली या खतरनाक तरीके से नियंत्रण के बिना व्यवहार करने के लिए, एक उग्र और हताश आरोप लगाने के लिए

53.  Run the gauntlet



54.  Run of the mill

 lacking unusual or special aspect

  असामान्य या विशेष पहलू की कमी

55.  Rusty needle

 badly damaged but still works

  बुरी तरह क्षतिग्रस्त लेकिन अभी भी काम करता है

56.  Ride roughshod over

 to treat someone or something with brutality or disdain

  किसी के साथ या किसी चीज के साथ क्रूरता या तिरस्कार का व्यवहार करना

57.  Run halter skelter

 disorder confused, random movement

  विकार भ्रमित, यादृच्छिक आंदोलन

58.  Run its course

 complete its natural development without interference

  इसके प्राकृतिक विकास को बिना किसी बाधा के पूरा करें

59.  Sacred cow

 honorable person never criticized

  माननीय व्यक्ति ने कभी आलोचना नहीं की

60.  Safe bet

 safe and sound

  सही  सलामत

61.  Sail in the same boat

 in a same (adverse) situation

  उसी (प्रतिकूल) स्थिति में

62.  Save someone’s bacon

 rescue someone from danger or difficulty

  किसी को खतरे या कठिनाई से छुड़ाना

63.  Save your skin

 save oneself from danger

  अपने आप को खतरे से बचाओ

64.  See eye to eye

 to agree

  राजी होना

65.  See red

 upset angry suddenly

  अचानक क्रोधित होना

66.  Seed money

 money allocated to initiate a project

  एक परियोजना शुरू करने के लिए आवंटित धन

67.  Send someone packing

 make someone leak in an abrupt

  किसी को अचानक लीक करना

68.  Shifting sands

 variable situation

  परिवर्तनशील स्थिति

69.  Fire/shoot from the hip

 say anything without care of someone’s situation

  किसी की स्थिति की परवाह किए बिना कुछ भी कहना

70.  Short shrift

 little attention or consideration

  थोड़ा ध्यान या विचार

71.  Sink or swim

 either must succeed by his or her own efforts or fail completely

  या तो अपने प्रयासों से सफल होना चाहिए या पूरी तरह से विफल होना चाहिए

72.  Sit pretty

 in a good or beneficial situation

  अच्छी या लाभकारी स्थिति में

73.  Sit well with

 to agree with or accept

  सहमत होना या स्वीकार करना

74.  Sitting duck

 a very easy target

  एक बहुत ही आसान लक्ष्य

75.  Slap on the wrist

 a little punishment

  थोड़ी सी सजा

76.  Slippery customer

 someone you should not trust

  जिस पर आपको भरोसा नहीं करना चाहिए

77.  Photo finish

 a close contest/ a race or contest in which contestants are so close to finish

  एक करीबी प्रतियोगिता / एक दौड़ या प्रतियोगिता जिसमें प्रतियोगी खत्म होने के इतने करीब हैं

78.  Pie in the sky

 thought which is unlikely to happen

  सोचा जो होने की संभावना नहीं है

79.  Play by ear

 to decide what to do when you know what is happening rather than planning in advance

  पहले से योजना बनाने के बजाय यह तय करना कि क्या करना है जब आप जानते हैं कि क्या हो रहा है

80.  Poker face

  an impassive expression that hides one’s true feelings

एक भावहीन अभिव्यक्ति जो किसी की सच्ची भावनाओं को छुपाती है

81.  Prim and proper

 having very traditional morally conservative beliefs and behavior

  बहुत पारंपरिक नैतिक रूप से रूढ़िवादी विश्वास और व्यवहार होना

82.  Pull your chain

  to tease someone by leading them to believe something untrue

किसी को कुछ असत्य मानने के लिए प्रेरित करके चिढ़ाना

83.  Pup’s chance

 no chance

  कोई मौका नहीं

84.  Put to the sword

 to execute or kill or to severely defeat

  मारना या मारना या बुरी तरह से परास्त करना

85.  Put your foot down

 to take a firm stand

  कड़ा रुख अपनाने के लिए

86.  Put yourself in someone’s shoes

 be or put oneself in another person’s situation or predicament

  किसी अन्य व्यक्ति की स्थिति या दुर्दशा में होना या रखना

87.  Pyrrhic victory

 victory with heavy loss

  भारी हार से जीत

88.  Pass oneself off

 to try to make others believe that someone or something other then what the person or thing is

  दूसरों को यह विश्वास दिलाने की कोशिश करना कि वह व्यक्ति या वस्तु क्या है

89.  Pick a hole in my coat

 to find faults in someone to criticize

  आलोचना करने के लिए किसी में दोष ढूंढना

90.  Pull one’s weight

 do one’s fair share of work

  काम का उचित हिस्सा करो

91.  Pull out all the stops

 make a very great effort to achieve something

  कुछ हासिल करने के लिए बहुत अच्छा प्रयास करें

92.  Put on airs

 behaving like one is better than other people or behaving like boss

  एक जैसा व्यवहार करना दूसरे लोगों से बेहतर है या बॉस की तरह व्यवहार करना

93.  Queer fish

 a person whose behavior seems strange or unusual

  एक व्यक्ति जिसका व्यवहार अजीब या असामान्य लगता है

94.  Quick fix

 an easy fast and temporary solution of a problem

  किसी समस्या का आसान तेज़ और अस्थायी समाधान

95.  Rack and ruin

 to fall into severe or total decay

  गंभीर या कुल क्षय में पड़ना

96.  Rack your brain

 make a great effort to think of or remember something

  किसी चीज के बारे में सोचने या याद रखने का भरपूर प्रयास करें

97.  Raining cats and dogs

 heavy rain

  भारी वर्षा

98.  Rainy day

 days (times) of trouble

  मुसीबत के दिन (समय)।

99.  Raise eyebrows

 to show anger or surprise

  क्रोध या आश्चर्य प्रकट करना

100.     Red rag to a bull

 something that makes someone angry

  कुछ ऐसा जो किसी को गुस्सा दिलाए


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Idioms and Phrases Part 4

  1. Doctor the document- to manipulate the accounts
  2. Dog days – the period in the summer often thought to be hottest
  3. Dog eat dog–  a very tough competition
  4. Doubletake- a rapid or surprised second look either literal or figurative
  5. Down and out- lacking funds or prospects; destitute
  6. Down to the wire- waiting until the last minute to do something (in a competition, it is difficult to decide the winner until the last moment)
  7. Down to earth- practical reasonable and friendly
  8. Draw a blank- fail or elicit no successful response
  9. Draw the line- to put a limit on what you will do or allow to happen
  10. Drink like a fish- drink too much
  11. Drive home- to emphasize on a topic
  12. Drive someone up the wall- to upset or trouble someone
  13. Dry run– rehearsal before actual performances
  14. Draw on his fancy- use of imagination in a work(like to write a poem)
  15. Elbow room– enough space or freedom
  16. Even keel- in balanced position
  17. Every nook and cranny- at every possible places
  18. Eye for an eye– tit for tat
  19. Eyewash- deceive
  20. Eye opener – surprising and shocking facts
  21. Enough rope- all someone freedom to do something
  22. Explore every avenue- To investigate or pursue every possible means to find a solution to a given problem or to achieve a desired outcome.
  23. At face value- to evaluate things as it looks (not a deep evaluation)
  24. Fair crack of the whip – same opportunity
  25. Fall from grace– to fall out of favor or go down someone reputation
  26. Fall into line– disciplined
  27. Fall short on- effect less or failed
  28. Fat chance– no chance
  29. Few and far between– rarely
  30. Find your feet– to gain experience and confidence slowly
  31. Fish in troubled waters– To try to capitalize on or benefit from a situation, circumstance, or experience that is fraught with disorder, difficulty, confusion, stress, etc.
  32. Fit the bill– To be helpful, useful, or what is needed in a certain situation.
  33. Flesh and blood – relatives or family
  34. Fly in the ointment- a small, unpleasant matter that spoils something; a drawback.
  35. Fly off the handle – to become very upset
  36. Food for thought – topics or matters of deep thought or consider
  37. Fool’s paradise- completely wrong
  38. Foot in mouth-to say or do something that you should not have, esp. something that embarrasses someone else
  39. Foot the bill – pay the bill
  40. For the time being – for a little time
  41. Foregone conclusion– clear conclusion
  42. Foul play – crime or evil deed
  43. Freudian slip– say something without thinking
  44. From scratch – from the beginning
  45. Full monty- the most or best that you can have, do, get, or achieve, or all that you want or need or appropriate things
  46. Full throttle- with full energy and zeal
  47. Fullness of time- appropriate time
  48. Fall back – back out or back off
  49. Fall foul of – To become disliked or to come in conflict with someone or something due to one’s actions, often resulting in further trouble or conflict.
  50. Get a handle on– To have a firm, clear understanding or determination of something.
  51. Get wind of – to know a secret
  52. Give up the ghost- to die
  53. Go awry– the situation is falling apart in a negative sense, unraveling, gotten chaotic and disorderly, and certainly not the anticipated outcome.
  54. Go bananas- to become crazy, to explode with anger or to erupt with enthusiasm
  55. Go dust– to destroy or damage
  56. Go Dutch– share the cost of something specially a meal
  57. Go hand in hand- walk together
  58. Go nuts- to become crazy
  59. Go the distance- carry through a course of action to completion
  60. Go the extra miles– make a special effort to achieve something
  61. Go the whole hog- to do something as entirely or completely as possible
  62. Go to the wire– take risk everything for the sake of someone’s help
  63. Gone fishing- not aware of happenings around them
  64. Gone to the dogs- deteriorate shockingly specially in behavior or morals
  65. Greek to me- something abstruse
  66. Greenhorn – experience less
  67. Grey area- a concept or topic that is not clearly defined or that exist somewhere between them
  68. Grey cells– brain
  69. Grey matter– intelligence or brain
  70. Grist for the mill- everything can be made useful
  71. Get a raw deal- to receive unfair or poor treatment in a particular situation
  72. Get one’s own back – have one’s revenge
  73. Get one’s point across– to make people understand what one is saying
  74. Get the sack– get dismissed
  75. Give currency- to spread a story around or to make something seem more credible or probable
  76. Give it a shot- to try something often from the first time
  77. Give the game away– to reveal a secret
  78. Go a long way– to become successful
  79. Go to the winds–  disappeared, passed vanished permanently or completely
  80. Green fingers or green thumb– very good at gardening
  81. Hale and hearty- completely healthy
  82. Half baked- without- not fully planned or carefully considered, ill-conceived, unsound or badly thought-out; (of a person) foolish or having no common sense.
  83. (Win) hands down – to win easily
  84. Hang by a thread– be in a highly precarious state(be in a risky or unstable situation)
  85. Hangdog expression – look sad and often guilty or ashamed
  86. Hard up– lack of money
  87. (not mark) head or tail of something – something not understands
  88. Head over heels– turning over completely in forwarding motion as in a somersault/ madly in love
  89. Heart in your mouth – nervous or afraid
  90. Heavy-handed – using too much force in dealing with someone
  91. High handed – using power or authority without considering the feelings of others
  92. (hunt) high and low – to look everywhere for someone or something
  93. Hit or miss – uncertain
  94. Hit the bull’s eye – hit the target/ certain or accurate
  95. Hit the nail on the head – exactly and right
  96. Hop skip (step) and a jump – a short distance
  97. Hope against hope – to be very hopeful to happen although knowing that it is not likely happen
  98. Horns of a dilemma – choose between two equally undesirable alternatives
  99. Hunky-dory – satisfactory and pleasant
  100. Have a way with words – to have talent in the effective or stylish use of words
  101. Have the last laugh – finally successful
  102. Have too many irons in the fire – involved with many activities or jobs at the same time or to make certain that there are always several possibilities available
  103. Head will roll – people will be dismissed or forced to resign
  104. Whole nine-yard– everything possible or available
  105. Birds of a feather folk together– people with the same taste or interest will be found together
  106. To chew someone out – to reprimand someone severely
  107. To chip on his shoulder- holding a grudge or grievance that readily provoke a fight
  108. Feeding frenzy-an episode of frantic competition for something
  109. To cry wolf – to raise a false alarm
  110. To cut to chase- to come to the point
  111. To drive someone up the wall- to make someone very irritated
  112. Finding your feet- adjust to a new place or a new situation
  113. To have a field day- to be able to do something that you enjoy especially criticizing someone
  114. To crack someone up – to make someone laugh
  115. Whoop it up – Enjoying in a noisy way, usually in a group
  116. With a vengeance – Used to emphasize the degree to which something occurs
  117. Up against the wall – In an inextricable situation ( in a very bad position or situation)
  118. Reap the whirlwind – Suffer negative consequences as a result of one’s actions
  119. Of the first water – Of the best quality
  120. Weather the storm – Survive a period of difficulty
  121. Spin your wheels – Waste your time or efforts
  122. With the green wallow – Suffer unrequited love
  123. Wild and woolly – Uncouth in appearance or behavior
  124. Give it a whirl – To try out something
  125. Jog someone’s memory  – To cause someone to remember something
  126. Be in the red – To be in debt
  127. Foot the bill – To pay for something
  128. Catch 22 – A Particular situation in which one cannot do anything
  129. Carry the can – To take the responsibility of some misdemeanor (minor doings)
  130. Paper over the cracks – To hide problems
  131. Be a dab hand at something – Skilled in a particular area
  132. Get cracking – To start doing something
  133. A hair’s breadth – Telling about the smallest possible amount or degree of something
  134. Come hell or high water – No matter whatever difficulties may occur
  135. Hornet’s nest – A troublesome situation
  136. In the teeth of – Inspite of something
  137. In a flutter – In a nervous state
  138. All Greek to me – Incomprehensible (that can’t explain)
  139. Mealy mouthed – Unwilling to state something
  140. No love lost – Intense Dislike
  141. Out of sorts – To be unwell
  142. Pay lip service – Pretend to regard
  143. Rip up old sores – To revive forgotten quarrel
  144. Rule to roost – To dominate
  145. Alarums and Excursions – Confused activity and uproar
  146. Up in the air ( about someone or something ) – Still to be settled
  147. Give oneself airs  -Pretend to be good  (to act in a way that shows one thinks one is better than other people She’s very rich, but she        doesn’t give herself airs.)
  148. Alphabet  soup – Incomprehensible or confusing mix
  149. Be all one to – make no difference
  150. An article of faith – A firmly held belief
  151. In the ascendant – Rising in power or influence
  152. Bring home the bacon – Supply material support
  153. Have the ball at your feet – To be in the best position to do something
  154. Banana Oil – Nonsense talk
  155. As fit as a fiddle  – Strong and healthy
  156. Argus eyed – Observant
  157. To bid defiance  – To disregard recklessly
  158. With bated breath – In anxiety
  159. To clip one’s wings – To restrict someone’s freedom
  160. Cloven hoof – The evil intention
  161. Draconian law –  Extremely severe law
  162. To fall flat – To have no effect
  163. To gird up the lions – To prepare for hard work
  164. High and mighty – Arrogant
  165. Play one’s act – To use one’s best weapon or resource
  166. Aid and abet – To help someone to commit a crime
  167. All over hell’s half-acre – Everywhere
  168. An arrow in the quiver – Strategies that can be followed
  169. Like a shag on a rock – Completely alone
  170. Asleep at the wheel -No attentive to one’s duties
  171. The ayes have it – The affirmative votes are in the majority
  172. Dust and ashes – Something that is very disappointing
  173. Be full of beans – Full of energy and life
  174. To get more kicks than halfpence – Harsh treatment that rewards
  175. A purple weight – an ornate portion in a literary work
  176. Pyrrhic victory – a victory that brings more loss than gain
  177. A quid pro quo– something done in revenge and retaliation

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