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English Grammar – Idiom and Phrases 16 For SSC CGL and IBPS/SBI PO

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A fair crack of the whip – A period of importance
To hold something in leash – To restrain
To wrangle over an ass’s shadow – To quarrels over trifles
To play fast and loose – To hurt some body’s feelings /to play tricks
All agog – Restless
to give up the ghost – To die
To snap one’s fingers – To be anxious
A pipe dream – An impractical plan
To stand to one’s guns – To perseverance when hardships press
To loose one’s head – To become confused and over exited
By the skin of one’s teeth – Only just
To throw one’s glove – To give a challenge
To be in abeyance – In suspense
A chip off the old block – Characteristics of one’s ancestors
To take people by storm – To captive tem unexpectedly
To throw up the sponge – To surrender or give up the contest
Harp on – To keep on talking
To catch somebody on the hop to – To catch somebody of guard
To spell the beans – To reveal secret information
To bring one’s egg to a bad market – To fail in one’s plan because one goes to the wrong people for help
To get cold feet – To be afraid
To take a leap in the dark – To do a hazardous thing without any idea of the result
To give get/give the bird – To send away
To be at daggers drawn – To be bitter enemy
To save one’s face – to evade disgrace
To spilt hours – To indulge in over-refined arguments
A lady’s man – A lover of woman company
Will o’ the wisp – Anything which eludes or deceives
To get into scrape – To find oneself in an awkward predicament
To fly off the handle – To lose one’s temper
To blaze trail – To initiate work in a movement
To be lost in the cloud – To be perplexed
Hush money – Bribe paid to secure silence
A tall order – A task difficult to perform
To draw bead upon – To take aim at

All and sundry – Everything without distinction
To disabuse one’s mind – To remove a misapprehension
To temp providence – To take reckless risks
To accept the gauntlet – To suffer humiliation
French leave – Absence without permission
To have brush with – To have a slight encounter
To pull one’s socks up – To try hard
Within an ace of – Narrowly
To blow hot and clod – To be inconsistent
To give chapter and verse for a thing – To produce the proof of something
To beggars’ description – Beyond one’s power to describe adequately
To plough the sands – To busy oneself in a way which cannot lead to any profitable result
Foar in the mouth – To be furious
To take umbrage – To be offended
Something up one’s sleeve – A secret plan
Adam’s ale – Water
To draw the long bow – To make and exaggerated statement
To fight to the bitter end – To carry on a contest regardless of consequences
Queer somebody’s pitch – Upset one’s plan
To make the grade – To come out successful
To be up and doing – To be actively engaged
To see eye to eye with – To agree
A jaundiced eye – prejudice
To see red – To find fault with
To rip up with old sores – To revive a quarrel which was almost forgotten
To carry off the bell – To bag the first position
To live in clover – To live in great comfort and luxury
Pin-money – Allowance made to a lady for her expenses
Get down to brass tracks – Begin to talk in plain, straight forward terms
Spick and span – Neat and clean
To take the wind out of another’s sails – To anticipate another and to gain advantage over him
To carry the coal to Newcastle – To do unnecessary things
To turn the cover – To pass the crisis
A sop to Cerberus – Ransom to an enemy
To hit the nail on the head – To guess right