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Idioms and Phrases
1. Helter-Skelter/ Pell-mell
Meaning : in a confused, rushed, or disorderly manner.
The moment our army launched an all out attack, the enemy went helter-skelter
2. Turn turtle
Meaning : turn upside down
The bus turned turtle in the crash, and several passengers were injured
3. In the offing
Meaning : about to happen
Ravi was excited because exams were over and graduation was in the offing
4. By leaps and bounds
Meaning : very rapidly and successfully
In the last few years, India has advanced by leaps and bounds in space exploration and commercialisation
5. At one’s beck and call
Meaning : always having to be ready to obey someone’s orders immediately.
The rude boss expected his subordinates to be always at his beck and call
6. Bolt from the blue
Meaning : a sudden and unexpected event.
The new exam pattern came as bolt from the blue for candidates appearing for the first time
7. Mind one’s P’s and Q’s
Meaning : to make an effort to be especially polite in a particular situation
We had to strictly mind our P’s and Q’s whenever guests from ancestral village came to visit us
8. Give it a shot
Meaning : try or attempt something
No matter what the odds are, you must give it a shot
9. Bad blood
Meaning : feeling of hatred
The riots have created bad blood between the two communities in the village
10. Vent one’s spleen
Meaning : to express one’s feelings of anger
Activists nowadays are press conferences as a way to vent their spleen on politicians