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English Grammar – Idiom and Phrases 19 For SSC CGL and IBPS/SBI PO

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in the offing – About to start
Design on – To have plans to exploit or somehow take of someone advantage or something
Queer fish – Strange person
Broken reed – A frustrated man
Gather roses only – Seek all the enjoyment of life

At sea – Confused
Lay by the heels – Chance and capture
Hanky-panky – Jugglery
Stick one’s neck out – To Take a risk
Mare’s nest – A false invention

Back-chat – Impertinent/disrespectful remarks
Bear in mind – Remember
To cut your teeth – To gain experience
Keeping up appearances – Maintaining outward show
Heads will roll – People will get into serve trouble

Little elbow – Freedom
A bee in bonnet – An obsession about something
Gift of the gab – Fluency of speech
Turn hand – Adapt himself to
Fell flat – Had not effect

Gentleman on large – Has no serious occupation
White elephant – Useless
To let the bygones be bygones – Ignore the past
Come to the crunch – Decisive movement
Keeps a good table – Entertain guest sumptuously

Draw the long bone – Exaggerate
Burn the candle a both end – Overtaxing his energies
Hold the enemy at bay – Prevented the enemy from coming near
To keep the pot boiling – Keep the controversy alive
Far cry – A long way off

Bolt from the blue – Sudden Sock
Win Hands down – Win easily
On and off – At intervals
With a high hand – Oppressively
Make no bone – Do without hesitation

Get hold of the wrong end of the stick – Misjudge the situation
On the wan – Declining
Cool as cucumber – Calm and composed
Lynch law – Law of the mob
Bitten of more than chew – Trying do to too much

Stalking horse – Trick , something that is used to hide someone’s real purpose
Make hay while the sun rises – Make the best use of a favourable situation
On the wane – Growing less
Lying down – Show no reaction
Cut out – Suitable
Showing wild oats – Going through a period of irresponsible pleasure seeking