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Idioms and Phrases
1. All agog
Meaning – in a state of excitement,full of vigour
The people were all agog outside the stadium to welcome Olympic Gold medallist
2. Hand in glove
Meaning – in close relationship, alliance
After the controversial match got over, it was found that referee was hand in glove with the winning team.
3. Against the clock
Meaning – to work with extra efforts to finish something in limited time
The new committee has given assurance of project completion within stipulated time and that they will work against the clock
4. Smell a rat
Meaning – to suspect something wrong
The investigating agency smelt a rat behind the murder of businessman
5. Tip off
Meaning – to give information or a hint to, to warn
He tipped me off about her arrival
6. Gate crasher
Meaning – uninvited guest
We need volunteers to keep an eye out for gate crashers tonight in the party.
7. Button one’s lip
Meaning – stop talking, remain silent
He didn’t want to get in a fight, so he decided to button his lip.
8. On one’s last legs
Meaning – on the verge of ruin, bankruptcy
The lottery business which was opened recently is on its last legs.
9. Under the sun
Meaning – in the whole world,everything
Preparing for Civil Services exam is tantamount to studying everything under the sun
10. On the cards
Meaning – anticipated, certain, expected to happen
After his dismal scores in the last series, his removal from world cup squad was on the cards