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Welcome to Online English in We are providing English Grammar Which is very Important in English Language, we are providing you Idiom and Phrases, Which is very important for Banks and SSC CGL Exams!!!

Throw a spanner – To be defeated
Take wind out of another’s sails – To gain advantage by anticipation
Under the rose – Secretly
Up and doing – Active
Well disposed to – Friendly or helpful to somebody

Willy-nilly – Whether one wishes or not
Window shopping – To look at the goods displayed but not for buying
Weal and woe – Joy and sorrow
Wide berth – Keep away
Wry face – Disappointed face

Yellow press – Newspaper publishing sensational news
Yeoman’s service – Excellent service
At back and call – At disposal
In the books off – In favour with
To run one down – To disparage someone

In character with – Found to be in keeping with
To get into a stew – To have an anxious state of mind
To go by – to be guided by
Put up with – Tolerate
Ran riot – Acted without restrained

Give in – Yield
Turn an honest penny – Make a legitimate living
Done for – Ruined
On the level – Mentally compatible
Went to the winds – Dissipated

Burnt his boats – Left no means of retreat
Brought up – Criticised vehemently
Cut no ice with me – Had no influence with me
A sore point – Something which hurt
Out of thin air – Appear suddenly

Join the majority – To die
To go for the juggler – To make a destructive attack
Lead somebody to the alter – To marry somebody
The primrose path – The pursuit of pleasure
Odds and ends – Miscellaneous things

To champ at the bit – To be restlessly impatient
With a flea in one’ ear – To be rebuked
Pie in the sky – Event likely to happen
On the blink – Not in the working order
The worse for wear – Shabby from use

To borrow beat – To bully
Come a cropper  – To fail
The lie of the land – Assessment of a situation
Plain as pike staff – Very obvious
In tatters – Ruined

At a rate of knots – Sluggishly
Raise somebody’s hackle – To make somebody angry
A bread and butter letter – An appointment letter
Take up the cudgels – To support somebody
As the crow flies – In a straight line