TO START FROM SCRATCH:
Definition: To do it all over again from the beginning.
Example: To prepare for this competitive exam after a long break is something serious. I think I need to start from scratch to crack this exam.
A DOUBTING THOMAS:
Definition: A skeptic who needs physical and personal evidence in order to believe something
Example: He is a doubting thomas and sometimes, this behaviour is annoying
Drive me nuts
meaning:to make frustrated,or make you to go crazy
usuage:Some things drive me nuts
CRACK SOMEONE UP:
Definition: to make someone laugh
Example: I tried to crack him up when he was yelling to top of his lungs. But everything was in vain.
A BLESSING IN DISGUISE:
Definition: something good that isn't recognized at first.
Example: Sometimes when parents guide their kids in a strict way, they think that the parents are annoying them and they don't understand that it is a blessing in disguise.
PICK UP YOUR EARS:
Definition: to listen very carefully.
Example: When the invigilator began to read the instructions carefully, I picked up my ears to prevent flaws.
HIT THE SACK:
Definition: Go to bed; Go to sleep
Example: Its time for me to hit the sack. Good night folks.
TO KNOW THE ROPES:
Definition: To understand the details.
Example: Try to pick up your ears to know the ropes.
CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE:
Definition: not speaking anything; keeping mum
Example: Hae whats the reason for ur long face? Speak up. Has the cat got your tongue?
PASS THE BUCK:
Definition: Avoiding responsibility by giving to someone else
Example: You should write the homework by yourself. Now don't try to pass the buck.
THE BUCK STOPS HERE:
Definition: to accept the ultimate responsibility instead of escaping from it.
Example: I'm responsible for the consequences because the buck stopped here.
Idiom: act one's age
Meaning: be mature and not to be childish
Example: Dont be childish and act your age.
WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE:
Definition: To openly and freely express your emotions.
Example: Why such a long face? Please wear your heart on your sleeve.
WHEN PIGS FLY:
Definition: something that will never ever happen
Example: Do you think you will clear this exam?
Reply: Sure! when pigs fly.
USE YOUR LOAF:
Definition: Think smart. Use your head
Example: Don't panic during your practicals. Use your loaf. You will surely get through it.
ALL BARK AND NO BITE:
Definition: when someone is threatening or aggresive but not willing to fight
Example: He is all bark and no bite. Just don't mind his hoity-toity behaviour.
THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT:
Definition: It is your decision this time.
Example: Your stance will be finalised. Now the ball is in your court. Come up with ur decision.
A DIME A DOZEN:
Definition: anything that is common and easy to get.
Example: Acid supply are being a dime a dozen. Their supply should be revoked.
A SLAP ON THE WRIST:
Definition: A very mild punishment.
Example: Though the brat was notorious, his teacher just gave a slip on the wrist.
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE:
Definition: stuck between two very bad options
Example: I am totally perplexed. Just struck between a rock and a hard place.
IDIOM FOR AUG 9th:
BITE YOUR TONGUE:
Definition: To avoid talking.
Example: I think your slates are loose. Now bite your tongue and keep quiet.
WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN:
Definition: to start fresh especially by forgetting past differences.
BEAT A DEAD HORSE:
Definition: To force an issue that has already ended.
Example: Illavarasan's issue is beating a dead horse.
ONCE IN A BLUE MOON:
Definition: rarely or occasionally.
Example: My favourite hero shows his public appearance once in a blue moon.
HOLD YOUR HORSES:
Definition: Be patient.
Example: Now stop going postal. Please hold your horses.
Meaning:- To become extremely angry
Sorry for the long break friends. My contribution will resume from today.
DANGLE A CARROT IN FRONT OF SOMEONE'S NOSE:
Definition: To try to convince or persuade someone to do something by tempting them with a reward.
Example: The company dangled a carrot in front of union's nose by offering longer vacations if they gave up their pensions.
PICK UP THE PIECES:
Definition: to try to get back to ordinary way of life after a difficult experience.
Example: The victim's mother was shattered hearing the news and she is still picking up the pieces.
IDIOM FOR Aug 25th:
APPLE OF MY EYE:
Definition: someone who is cherished above all others.
Example: A child is always an apple of a mom's eye irrespective of the child's age.
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