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English Grammar – Idiom and Phrases 11 (SSC CGL)

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  1. Every lecture’s cup of tea – What one likes and can do well
  2. Put/Throw an spanner in the works – To do something that prevents a plan or activity from succeeding
  3. A scarlet women – A whore , a prostitute
  4. To rate soundly – Censure strongly
  5. Bad blood – Angry feeling
  6. Carrot and stick – Reward and punishment
  7. Through thick and thin – Through days of struggle
  8. Straight from the shoulder – Without evasion
  9. Come down from ivory towers – Detachment and seclusion
  10. Bite the dust – Humiliated
  11. To meet half way someone – Come to a compromise with someone
  12. Put some one to mettle – Arouse some one to do his best
  13. Take heart – Cheered up
  14. Falling foul of – Quarrelling with
  15. Take up the cudgels for – Defend vigorously
  16. High words – Angry words
  17. Tiptoe – Anxious
  18. Green horn – Novice
  19. Ere long – Shortly
  20. Turn the coat – Change the party
  21. Play ducks and drakes with – Squandering
  22. Make parade of – Speak highly of
  23. Egged on – Instigate
  24. Monkey’s monkey – Kind not cash
  25. Long and short – Main point
  26. Look blank – Surprise
  27. Null and void – Invalid
  28. Out of pocket – Without money
  29. A man of parts – A man of ability
  30. At loose ends – Badly managed
  31. Bad debts – Unrealisable debts
  32. Ever and anon – Frequently
  33. Fast living – Luxurious living
  34. Born in the purple – Born of royal parents
  35. In the long run – Ultimately
  36. Kith and kin – Relatives
  37. Look blue – Appear disturb