Monday, July 29, 2013

Idioms and Phrases for SSC CGL Exam - Part 2

To  give  chapter  and  verse  for  a
To produce the proof of something
To beggars’ description
Beyond one’s power to describe adequately
To plough the sands
To busy oneself in a way which cannot lead to any profitable result
Foar in the mouth
To be furious
To take umbrage
To be offended
Something up one’s sleeve
A secret plan
Adam’s ale
To draw the long bow
To make and exaggerated statement
To fight to the bitter end
To carry on a contest regardless of consequences
Queer somebody’s pitch
Upset one’s plan
To make the grade
To come out successful
To be up and doing
To be actively engaged
To see eye to eye with
To agree
A jaundiced eye
To see red
To find fault with
To rip up with old sores
To revive a quarrel which was almost forgotten
To carry off the bell
To bag the first position
To live in clover
To live in great comfort and luxury
Allowance made to a lady for her expenses
Get down to brass tracks
Begin to talk in plain, straight forward terms
Spick and span
Neat and clean
To take the wind out of another’s sails
To anticipate another and to gain advantage over him
To carry the coal to Newcastle
To do unnecessary things
To turn the cover
To pass the crisis
A sop to Cerberus
Ransom to an enemy
To hit the nail on the head
To guess right
A baker’s dozen
To run amuck
To run about in frenzy
To look down one’s nose at
To regard with halfhidden displeasure or contempt
Hard pressed
In difficulties
To be at one’s finger’s end
To be completely conversant with
To pull strings
To exert hidden influence
A green horn
An inexperienced man
To look sharp
To be quick
To pour oil in troubled water
To calm a quarrel with soothing words
To play on a fiddle
To be busy over trifles
To mind one’s P’s and Qs
To be careful one one’s mind
To oil the knocker
To tip the office boy
To cut the crackle
To stop talking and start
To cool one’s heels
To be kept watching for sometime
By the rule of thumb
By practical experience which is rather rough
A fool’s errand
A useless undertaking
To put somebody in his place
To make him humble
To talk shop
To talk about business or professional affairs
To keep one’s head above eater
To keep out of debt
To live fast
To lead a life of dissipation
To hold a brief for
To defend someone
To pay off old scores
To harm someone because they have harmed you in the past
To take  a  leaf  out  of  somebody’s
To take him as a model
To set he Thames on fire
To try to do the impossible
To cast the pearl before a swine
To offer someone a thing which he cannot appreciate
To bear the palm
To win

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