100+ Idioms & Phrases Asked In SSC Till Now

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200+ Idioms & Phrases SSC | RRB
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200+ Idioms & Phrases SSC | RRB Other Competitive exams

All at sea Puzzled
Under a cloud Under suspicion
Green thumb To have a natural interest
Played havoc Caused destruction
A white elephant Costly or troublesome possession
Out and out Totally
On the cuff On credit
Does not hold water Cannot be believed
In a tight corner In a difficult situation
To keep up To keep in touch
Take after Resembles
To give a piece of mind To reprimand
Rest on laurels To be complacent
Cheek by jowl Very near
Give in Yield
Good Samaritan Helpful person
Lay out Spend
Carry out Execute
In the good books In favour with
Sharp practices Dishonest means
In high spirits Full of hope and enthusiasm
Fits and starts Not regularly
On the verge of On the brink of
A sore point Something which hurts
Like a phoenix With a new life/rebirth/reincarnation
To keep under wraps Secret
Die in harness To die at one’s work
Fair- weather friend A friend that deserts in difficulties
Emerge out of thin air Appear Suddenly
Cut no ice Had no influence
Brought up Introduce for discussion
Cannot hold a candle to Cannot be compared to
Burn one’s boat Leave no means of return
Make one’s flesh creep Horrify
Pros and cons For and against/ analysis of all the given facts
To take into account To consider
Blow over Pass off
Run into Incurred/to experience difficulties
Blue-eyed boys Favorites
Dropping names Hinting at high connections/To mention famous people you know
or have met in order to impress others.
A Red letter day An important day
Bone to pick Cause of quarrel/ Bone of contention
At stone’s throw Very near
End in a fiasco A Total/Utter failure
Fall back To turn or move back
Turn up one’s nose at To reject/despises
High and dry Neglected/ To leave someone helpless
Take for granted To accept readily/ To pre-suppose as certainly true
Mince matters To confuse issues/ to mix facts
Set one’s face against Oppose strongly
Putting one’s foot down Asserting one’s authority/ take a firm stand
The man in the street An ordinary man (common man)
To catch up with To compete with
Fight to the bitter end To fight a losing battle
Throw down a glove To accept defeat
Read between the lines Understanding the hidden meaning
Let the cat out of the bag To utter a secret carelessly or by mistake
To have Too many iron in the fire To get engage in too many enterprises at the same time
Fall through To fail
To eat a humble pie To apologize
To give the devil his due to give encouragement even to the enemy
An open book One that hold no secrets
An axe to grind A private interest to serve
To blow one’s own trumpet Praise one’s own abilities and achievements
Stand-offish Indifferent
Of no avail Useless
Down in the dumps Sad and depressed
Dot one’s I’s and cross one T’s Be detailed and exact
All moonshine Superficial
Keep up with Go at equal pace
Flies off at a tangent Start discussing something irrelevant
In the swim Well informed and up-to-date
Rub up the wrong way To irk or irritate someone
Add fuel to the fire Worsen the situation
In the loop Informed regularly
Hold one’s horses To keep waiting
Black out Lost consciousness
In the air Certain / Able to be firmly relied on to happen or be the case / Specific but
not explicitly named or stated
On the same page Thinks in a similar way
Pull no punch Speaks frankly
To carve out a niche To work harder in order to have a successful career / Develop a special position for oneself
To grease the palm To bribe
For good Permanently
An about turn Complete change of opinion or situation
Bury the hatchet Make peace
Null and void Not binding / Having no legal force / Not binding
Turn a deaf ear Disobey
Have the last laugh To be victorious at the end of an argument
Red letter day Happy and significant day
To blaze a trail To lead the way as a pioneer
To beat a retreat To run away in fear
To steer clear of Avoid
To get one’s own back To get one’s revenge
To run across To meet by chance
On the level Honest and sincere
Done for Ruined
Make a clean breast Confess
Break up Disband itself / The breaking up of relationship or association
Wide off the mark Irrelevant / Not accurate / Inadequate
To face the music To bear the consequences
Yeoman’s service Social work
To take to hearts To grieve over
To smell a rat To be suspicious
To move heaven and earth to try everything possible
To take someone for a ride to deceive (cheat) someone
In cold blood Not intentional / Excitedly
A damp squib A disappointing result
To bite the dust To be defeated
To take to one’s heel To run away
To be all at sea Lost and confused
To feather one’s nest To make oneself rich (in position or in monetary terms)
To die in harness To die while in service
To show a clean pair of heels to escape/run away
To flog a dead horse to waste one’s efforts
To strain every nerve To make utmost efforts
A bolt from the blue Unexpected problem
To keep the wolf from the door Escape starvation
Soft option Easy and agreeable option
A little gush of gratitude Excessive enthusiasm
To lose ground To become less popular
To fall back on to fail to do something important in time
Down in the dumps Sad and depressed
Wear and tear Damage
To add fuel to the fire To cause additional anger
Hand in glove In close relationship
To make a mountain of a molehill To give great importance to little things
To speak one’s mind To be frank and honest
Maiden speech First speech
At the eleventh hour At the very last moment
Cope with compromise
Go a long way help considerably
Gift of the gab talent of speaking
Standstill Complete halt
Cross swords Disagree
Pore over Go through
Run in the same groove Clash with each other
Keep your head Remain calm
By fair or foul means In honest or dishonest way
Status quo As it is/ unchanged position
By leaps and bounds Rapidly
Call for To ask
Kick up a row Make a great fuss / To complain loudly about something
Kicking heels To be relaxed and enjoy / Waste time
End in smoke Come to nothing
To hail from To come from
To put an end to Stop
Turn up To appear
Die hard unwilling to change
Turn down Reject
Carry weight Be important / Important influence
Fall flat Fail to amuse people / Fail to produce intended effect
Slip off Leave quietly
Off and on Irregularly
Man of straw A man of no substance
Go about Go around / TO continue to do something
To cast a die To take a decision
Put up with Bear patiently / To bear or endure
Wet behind ears Young and inexperienced / Naive
A cut above Rather superior to
Give vent to Express
Bring about Cause to happen
Strain every nerve Make all efforts / Try all tricks
Turn up one’s nose at To not accept something because you do not think it is good
Dot one’s I’s and cross one T’s Be detailed and exact
All moonshine Superficial
Keep up with Go at equal pace
Flies off at a tangent Start discussing something irrelevant
An about turn Complete change of opinion or situation
To carve out a niche To work harder in order to have successful career / Develop a
special position for oneself

200+ Idioms & Phrases SSC | RRB

200+ Idioms & Phrases SSC | RRB

200+ Idioms & Phrases SSC | RRB

200+ Idioms & Phrases SSC | RRB

 

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