Idiom & Phrase

Idiom & Phrase

To give a cold shoulderTo take no notice of
To kick the BucketTo Die
To Take one to taskTo reprove
A red letter dayAn important Day
To cast awayTo discard Forever
Back and CallReady to Serve
At sixes and SevenIn disorder
Has blue bloodBelongs to a Royal Family
Hidden AgendaSecret Reason
The Lion’s ShareA major Share
Between the Devil and Deep Blue SeaBetween two equal evil
A hard nut to CrackA difficult Job
To foam at one’s mouthTo get very angry
To feel like fish out of waterUncomfortable
At the Eleventh HourAt the last movement
To burn one’s fingerTo suffer financial losses
To add fuel to fireTo Incite
On the horns of DilemmaIn a difficult Situation
Died in HarnessDied while working
Ended in smokeCame to Nothing
Kicking his heelsWasting time
ScapegoatFall Guy
Point BlankBluntly
Strike a bargainTo negotiate a deal
To heartSeriously
Give me a hand withHelp me with
To come cleanTo confess to the crime
Were kept in the darkWere not informed at all
Passing the buckBlames someone else
To face the musicTo take the blame
By hook or by crookBy any means right or wrong
To sit on the fenceTo relax wile others speak
Like a fish out of waterUncomfortable
Sorted outSupported out
Set off Started
Carried outExecuted
White elephantCostly and useless possession
Once in a blue moonRarely
Put offPostponed
Set forthStated
For a songCheaply
Given UpStopped
Get his point acrossMake them understood
Fair weather friendsFriend who desert you in difficulties
Ins and OutsComplete details
Make good for the losscompensate for the loss
Hold his handBe quiet
With a high handOppressively
Run its courseEnd very soon
Set the BaitAnnounced the reward
Give it a shotClick the Picture
Turned the blind eye toPretend not to notice
Sowing wild oats Irresponsible pleasure seeking in young age
Stand offishIndifferent
Blowing your own trumpetPraise your ability and achievement/ Boasting
An axe to grindA private interest to serve
An open bookOne that had no secret
At one’s wit’s endTo get puzzled
To run one downTo disparage someone
Rest on their laurelTo be impatient
Stave offPostponed
On the cuffOn credit
A wild goose chaseFutile Search
Cut the Gordian knotSolve the problem
Took a leap in the darkTook a risk
Achilles’s heel Weak spot
For GoodPermanently
Dark HorseAn unexpected winner
In lieu ofIn spite of
In the redIn danger
Carry outObey
Spilling the beansRevealing the information indiscreetly
By leaps and boundsAt a rapid pace
Laying off ofDismissal from job of
Take thee at thy wordTruly believe you
To go the whole hogTo live there
Bad bloodAngree feelings
A good SamaritanA helpful person
Set the record straightGive a correct account
In the long runFor the long period
Apple of discardCause of Quarrel
Smelt the ratSuspect
To drop a hintTo give an indication
To meet half wayTo come to terms by making
To put a good face on somethingTo bear up courageously
To roll up one’s sleevesTo get ready to do something
To send one about one’s businessTo send someone away in an incautious manner
Has too many iron in the fireEngaged too many enterprises at the same time
Read between the lineFind more meanings tat the word appear to express
To put a good face on somethingTo be inclined strongly
to roll up one’s sleevesTo get ready to do something
To all intents and purposesVirtually
To cast one’s net wideTo cover a wide field of activity
To make one’s blood creepTo fill one with horror
To carry off one’s feetTo be wild with excitement
To Make ducks and DrakesTo Squander
Doctored the accountsTo manipulate the account
Measure upReach the level
Stole the showWon every body’s praise
Turned downRefused
To cast aspersionTo make unpleasant remarks
On the cardsAnticipated
Dark HorseAn unexpected winner
To turn over a new leafTo change for the better
To keep up one’s appearancesTo make it appear that one is not concerned
Take to one’s heelsTo run away
Off and on Occasionally
To take with a grain of saltTo accept with misgiving
To talk through one’s hatTo talk nonsense
Ins and OutsDetails and complexities
A man of strawA man of no substance
To beat about the bushTo irrelevant/ Roundabout
Not to look a gift horse in the mouthNot to find fault with the gift received
CakewalkAn easy achievement
Let sleeping dogs lieDo not bring up an old controversial issue
To go the whole hogTo do the work completely or thoroughly
Had butterfly in stomachBecome nervous
Work against timeWork as fast as possible
By the skin of my teethBy sheer hard work
Drew a blankDid not find him
To the coreCompletely
Gave awayDistributed
Spick and SpanClean and Tidy
Took ExceptionObjected
Deaf EarRefused to Obey
Live from hand to mouthMiserably
No hard and FastFixed
Out of spritsGloomy
On their ToesAlert
Took my breadth awaySurprised me
Soft in the headStupid / Unintelligent
To keep his hand inNot to lose the skill
Come out of her shellBecome more confident
Breach of etiquetteImproper and impolite
Nipped in the budEradicated in the initial stage
Giving a piece of her mindSpeaking Sharply
Got down to businessBegan to work seriously
Goes aboutMoves around
Picking holes in every thingFinding fault with
Took ExceptionObjected to
The die is castThe Decision has been taken
An eye for an eyeTit for tat
To make castle in the airTo do day dreaming
To fight tooth and nailTo make every possible effort to win
Make both ends meetEarn enough
No love lostIntense Dislike
By fits and startIrregularly
Put up withAccept
Talking through his hatTaking nonsense
Go through the fire and waterApproach everybody for help
Blue eyed boysFavorite
Run intoIncurred
Blow overPass off
To take into accountTo consider
Pros and consWeak and strong
Drew on his fancyUsed his imagination
Made no bones aboutDid not have any hesitation in
Out and OutTotally
Fair and SquareHonest
Played havocCaused destruction
To have a green thumbTo have a natural interest in gardening
On the cardsCertain
Done to deathMurdered
Rub him the wrong wayAnnoy him
To curve out a nicheDeveloped a specific position for himself
To the letterIn every detail
Stood his groundSurrendered
Go dutchDivide the costs
A closefisted manA miser
Alma meterInstitution where i got education
Back meSupport me
Draft as a brushReally
Go for the jugularAttack all out
Make BelievePretense
Kept a level headWas sensible

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