Sunday, July 28, 2013

Idioms and Phrases for SSC CGL Exam - Part 1

A fair crack of the whip
A period of importance
To hold something in leash
To restrain
To wrangle over an ass’s shadow
To quarrels over trifles
To play fast and loose
To hurt some body’s feelings /to play tricks
All agog
Restless
to give up the ghost
To die
To snap one’s fingers
To be anxious
A pipe dream
An impractical plan
To stand to ones guns
To perseverance when hardships press
To loose one’s head
To become confused and over exited
By the skin of one’s teeth
Only just
To throw one’s glove
To give a challenge
To be in abeyance
In suspense
A chip off the old block
Characteristics of one’s ancestors
To take people by storm
To captive tem unexpectedly
To throw up the sponge
To surrender or give up the contest
Harp on
To keep on talking
To catch somebody on the hop to
To catch somebody of guard
To spell the beans
To reveal secret information
To bring one’s egg to a bad market
To fail in one’s plan because one goes to the wrong people for help
To get cold feet
To be afraid
To take a leap in the dark
To do a hazardous thing without any idea of the result
To give get/give the bird
To send away
To be at daggers drawn
To be bitter enemy
To save one’s face
to evade disgrace
To spilt hours
To indulge in overrefined arguments
A lady’s man
A lover of woman company
Will o’ the wisp
Anything which eludes or deceives
To get into scrape
To find oneself in an awkward predicament
To fly  off the handle
To lose one’s temper
To blaze trail
To initiate work in a movement
To be lost in the cloud
To be perplexed
Hush money
Bribe paid to secure silence
A tall order
A task difficult to perform
To draw  bead upon
To take aim at
All and sundry
Everything without distinction
To disabuse one’s mind
To remove a misapprehension
To temp providence
To take reckless risks
To accept the gauntlet
To suffer humiliation
French leave
Absence without permission
To have brush with
To have a slight encounter
To pull one’s socks up
To try hard
Within an ace of
Narrowly
To blow hot and clod
To be inconsistent

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