Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are providing here some important idioms and phrases, which is BASED ON Bank EXAMS 2018 !!!
Idioms and Phrases
1. Around/round the clock
Meaning – the whole day and whole night,without stopping
BSF guard our borders round the clock with utmost dedication.
2. Alpha and Omega
Meaning – the first and last
The strategy to control the inflation remains the alpha and omega of the government’s economic policy
3. A dime a dozen
Meaning – anything that is common and is easy to get
In this town, food restaurants are a dime a dozen
4. Hit below the belt
Meaning – To unfairly target another person’s weakness or vulnerability
I know she really wants the promotion, but she really hit me below the belt by telling the boss about my personal problems.
5. All ears
Meaning – attentive, to listen to someone with keen attention
The students were all ears when the motivational speakers started giving speech
6. Under the rose
Meaning – secretly
They used to meet each other under the rose
7. On the cuff
Meaning – on credit
Ramesh couldn’t pay the bill,so he asked the owner to put it on the cuff
8. In the blues
Meaning – sad and depressed
My friend has been in the blues since losing the closely fought final match
9. Go scot free
Meaning – to escape without punishment
There were at least more than a hundred people accused in CWG scam but most of them went scot free due to lack of evidence.
10. To over egg the pudding
Meaning – to spoil something by trying too hard to improve it
I think we’ve over-egged the pudding with the amount of technology we’ve crammed into our daily lives—no one knows how to have a quiet moment anymore.