Most Important Idioms For PPSC,FPSC Jobs


Important Idioms

Most Important Idioms For PPSC  Jobs

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Idioms

 

                                      Meanings

A white elephant

 

 

Too costly to be worth maintaining

A black sheep

 

 

That member who is thought to be disgrace to the other members of it./ good for nothing

A bosom friend

 

 

A close and dear friend and went everywhere together

A brown study

 

 

A state of mental absorption To leave one in time of

To leave one on lurch

 

 

To leave one in time of

difficulty

To eat a humble pie

 

 

To yield to a very humiliating postions

To stand on the ceremony

 

 

To be formal

To monkey with

 

 

To play with something, to tinker.

To hit the nail on the head

 

To be specific, to be focused

 

To make a clean breast of

 

 

to tell the truth,To admit,to speak openly,

To win laurels

 

 

To acquire distinction

To cast a slur upon

 

 

To bring into dispute

To cut a sorry figure

 

 

To make oneself ridiculous

To turn a new leaf

 

 

To change better

To get rid of

 

 

To escape from something

To put two and two together

 

 

 To draw conclusion from certain circumstances

To throw cold water on

 

 

To discourage

To look down upon

 

 

To see something with hate

To come to pass

 

 

Occur, happen

To pull a long face

 

 

To look sad

To fight tooth and nail

 

 

To fight with all means

To fight shy of

 

 

Be reluctant to

To follow suit

 

 

To imitate

To turn turtle

 

 

To turn upside down

To sow one’s wild oats

 

 

 

To give vent to

 

 

To express

To go hand in the hand

 

 

to accompany each other

To sleep through one’s finger

 

To escape narrowly

To pay one back in the same stead

 

To treat same person in same way in which he treated me

To sallow the bait

 

 

To be tempted

To get into the hot water

 

 

To get into troule

To add fuel to the fire

 

 

To incite

To beggar description

 

 

To describe in detail someting

To burn the candle

 

 

To work late at night

To die in the harness

 

 

To die on duty

To fan the flames

 

 

To incite

To keep up appearance

 

 

To maintain the outward appearance

To be taken aback

 

 

To be surprised

To have fly in ones bonnet

 

 

To be mischievous

To bury the hachet

 

 

To end a conflict

Pay off old scores

 

 

To settle old enmity

To have an axe to grind

 

 

To have one’s own interest

To end in the smoke

 

 

To be failed

To curry favour

 

 

To get someone’s help by coaxing

To blow ones own trumpet

To end in fiasco

 

 

To indulge in one’s own praise

To end in conflict

To burn ones finger

 

 

To get into trouble

To turn deaf ear to

 

 

To ignore

To nip something

In the bud

 

To end something at roots

Hold water

 

 

To be effective

To keep an arm’s length

 

 

To keep someone at a bay

Tongue in cheek

 

 

To be insincere

A necessary evil

 

An evil cannot be avoided

 

 


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