Idioms & Phrases for Competitive Exams
Idioms & Phrases Important Questions - Page 2
In the English language there are many expressions that mean something completely different from what they mean literally. Choose the correct meaning of the following sentences.
Few Example for Idioms
- At the drop of a hat
Meaning: without any hesitation; instantly.
- Ball is in your court
Meaning: It is up to you to make the next decision or step
- Barking up the wrong tree
Meaning: Looking in the wrong place. Accusing the wrong person
- Be glad to see the back of
Meaning: Be happy when a person leaves
- Beat around the bush
Meaning: Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.
- Burn the midnight oil
Meaning: To work late into the night, alluding to the time before electric lighting.
- Far cry from
Meaning: Very different from
- Every cloud has a silver lining
Meaning: Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.
- Don't count your chickens before the eggs have hatched
Meaning: This idiom is used to express "Don't make plans for something that might not happen".
- Cut corners
Meaning: When something is done badly to save money.
- Cross that bridge when you come to it
Meaning: Deal with a problem if and when it becomes necessary, not before
- Take with a grain of salt
Meaning: This means not to take what someone says too seriously.
- Miss the boat
Meaning: This idiom is used to say that someone missed his or her chance
- Let the cat out of the bag
Meaning: To share information that was previously concealed
- Kill two birds with one stone
Meaning: This idiom means, to accomplish two different things at the same time.
- In the heat of the moment
Meaning: Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment.