Monday, July 29, 2013

Idioms and Phrases for SSC CGL Exam - Part 4

Send(one) about one’s business
To send someone away , usually in an unfriendly way
Run in the same groove
Advance in harmony
Wolf in sheep’s clothing
Chewing the cuds
To muse on, to chat , in an aimless manner
At ease
Cut corners
Simplify the producers
At the drop of hat
Without delay
Burning question
A widely debated issue
Paddle of own canoe
Depended on himself
At cross purposes
Misunderstanding of  each other’s purposes
In raptures
Very enthusiastic
Out of place
Gets on nerves
Wear heart on sleeves
Exposing innermost feeling to others
Like a duck in a thunderstorm
Herculean task
Work required great effort
An eye to the main chance
Object to make money
Make flesh creep
Himself to himself
In unsociable
Leave high and dry
To leave some one unsupported and unable to manoeuvre
Call in questions
Means business
Earnest /sincere
A left handed compliment
An insincere
Once in a while
Kick heels
waste time
Lying down
To show no reaction
Gone down the drained
in the offing
About to start
Design on
To have plans to exploit or somehow take of someone advantage or something
Queer fish
Strange person
Broken reed
A frustrated man
Gather roses only
Seek all the enjoyment of life
At sea
Lay by the heels
Chance and capture
Stick one’s neck out
To Take a risk
Mare’s nest
A false invention
Impertinent/disrespectful remarks
Bear in mind
To cut your teeth
To gain experience
Keeping up appearances
Maintaining outward show
Heads will roll
People will get into serve trouble
Little elbow
A bee in bonnet
An obsession about something
Gift of the gab
Fluency of speech
Turn hand
Adapt himself to
Fell flat
Had not effect
Gentleman on large
Has no serious occupation
White elephant
To let the bygones be bygones
Ignore the past
Come to the crunch
Decisive movement
Keeps a good table
Entertain guest sumptuously
Draw the long bone
Burn the candle a both end
Overtaxing his energies

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