IDIOMS AND PHRASES Shubhra Gopalan (Bronze Medalist)
TARGET AUDIENCE o SSC CGL o SSC CHSL o BANK O RAILWAY o SBI EXANM
OBJECTIVE o To Learn idioms in easy way.
Blind alley Meaning - unprofitable action
To be in the doldrums . Meaning - to be in low spirits. Doldrums (n.) a state or period of inactivity stagnation, or depression Sailors sometimes have difficulty when sailing in the doldrums. Winds will be light causing boats to come to a standstill, sometimes for days. Only sudden storms with strong winds allow sailors to move on.
lo eke out Meaning to extend something; to add to something
Grist to one's mill . Meaning - useful for one's purpose
To keep the pot boiling . Meaning - to maintain interest.
Within an ace of . Meaning - very close.
To hit it off Meaning - to agree
lo weather the storm . Meaning - to survive a crisis. OMETIMES, YOU JUST HAVE TO BOw YOUR HEAD SAY A PRAYER AND WEATHER THE STORM.
Pyrrhic victory . Meaning - victory at high cost.
To have a jaundice eye . Meaning - to be prejudiced.
Bats in the belfry . Meaning - to be mad
To rule the roost . Meaning - to dominate.