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IMPORTANT IDIOMS AND PHRASES A lesson teaching students many interesting and important idioms and phrases from the very basic level Presented by SIDHANT SHARMA
SIDHANT SHARMA BTECH (ME) CLEARED SSC, AFCAT, UPSC CDS ETC TEACHING ENGLISH SINCE 2015 TEACHER BY PASSION Follow me on: https://unacademy.com/user/sidhantsharma1992-6940 RATE REVIEW RECCOMEND
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By leaps and bounds Meaning: very rapidly and successfully Example: In the last few years, India has advanced by leaps and bounds in space exploration and commercialisation
.At one's beck and call Meaning : always having to be ready to obey someone's orders immediately. Example: The rude boss expected his subordinates to be always at his beck and call
Bolt from the blue Meaning: a sudden and unexpected event. Example: The new exam pattern came as bolt from the blue for candidates appearing for the first time
Mind one's P's and Q's Meaning to make an effort to be especially polite in a particular situation Example: We had to strictly mind our P's and Q's whenever guests from ancestral village came to visit us
Give it a shot Meaning : try or attempt something Example: No matter what the odds are, you must give it a shot
.Bad blood Meaning feeling of hatred Example: The riots have created bad blood between the two communities in the village
Vent one's spleen Meaning : to express one's feelings of anger Example: Activists nowadays are press conferences as a way to vent their spleen on politicians
To eat in/To eat out: to eat at home/to eat in a restaurant I feel too tired to go out for dinner. Let's eat in again tonight. When you eat out, what restaurant do you generally go to?
cut and dried: predictable, known beforehand; boring *The results of the national election were rather cut and dried; the Republicans won easily. A job on a factory assembly line is certainly cut and dried.
.to feel like: to have the desire to, to want to consider This idiom is usually followed by a gerund (the ing form of a verb used as a noun). I don't feel like studying tonight. Let's go to a basketball game. I feel like taking a long walk. Would you like to go with me?
.to hear of: to know about, to be familiar with; to consider The second dennition is always used in the negative. When I asked for directions to Mill Street, the police officer said that she had never heard of it. Byron strongly disagreed with my request by saying, "I won't hear of it!"
as a matter of fact Hans thinks he knows English well but, as a matter of fact, he speaks very poorly. I didn't say that. In fact, I said quite the opposite. : really, actually (also: in fact)
to have one's way: to arrange matters the way one wants (especially when someone else doesn't want to same way) (also: to get one's way) My brother always wants to have his way, but this time our parents said that we could do what wanted. If Sheila doesn't get her way, she becomes very angry.
to look forward to: to expect or anticipate with pleasure This idiom can be followed by a regular noun or a gerund We're greatly looking forward to our vacation in Mexico. Margaret never looks forward to going to work.
Building castles in the air - Making impossible plans At the drop of the hat - Willingly and immediately Airy -fairy Not practical Be given the axe To lose job To go like a bomb To move fast
A style in which a writer makes a display of his knowledge Pedantic All agog Full of interest and excitement To the manner born Place of one's birth Lose one's marbles - Lose something dear to you Bolt from the blues Complete surprise