Share an idoms and phrases :)

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vishrutivmom 2013-07-22 09:12:52

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-23 16:53:50

 

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

 

 

GowriKarthik 2013-07-24 11:11:42

 

Drive me nuts

meaning:to make frustrated,or make you to go crazy

usuage:Some things drive me nuts

 


vishrutivmom 2013-07-24 20:05:27

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-25 19:14:42

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-26 22:53:34

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-27 20:24:29

 

HIT THE SACK:

Definition: Go to bed; Go to sleep

Example: Its time for me to hit the sack. Good night folks.

 


vishrutivmom 2013-07-28 22:17:36

 

TO KNOW THE ROPES:

Definition: To understand the details.

Example: Try to pick up your ears to know the ropes.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-29 21:59:03

 

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?

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-30 11:34:14

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-31 12:56:52

 

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.

 

prdiya 2013-07-31 14:16:29

 

Idiom: act one's age

Meaning: be mature and not to be childish

Example: Dont be childish and act your age.

 

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-03 15:00:27

 

Aug 1st:

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-03 15:04:43

 

Aug 2nd:

WHEN PIGS FLY:

Definition: something that will never ever happen

Example: Do you think you will clear this exam?

                Reply: Sure! when pigs fly.  

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-03 15:06:18

 

Aug 3rd:

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-04 23:05:44

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-05 12:23:59

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-06 12:41:55

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-07 21:30:41

 

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.

 


vishrutivmom 2013-08-08 22:58:01

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-10 14:56:57

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-10 15:01:02

 

WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN:

Definition: to start fresh especially by forgetting past differences.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-12 15:14:44

 

Yesterday's idiom:

BEAT A DEAD HORSE:

Definition: To force an issue that has already ended.

Example: Illavarasan's issue is beating a dead horse.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-12 15:17:41

 

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON:

Definition: rarely or occasionally.

Example: My favourite hero shows his public appearance once in a blue moon.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-13 22:30:01

 

HOLD YOUR HORSES:

Definition: Be patient.

Example: Now stop going postal. Please hold your horses.

 

sachpreet 2013-08-14 10:12:30

 

 Go Postal

Meaning:- To become extremely angry

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-23 15:37:39

 

Sorry for the long break friends. My contribution will resume from today.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-23 15:51:08

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-24 14:28:27

 

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.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-08-27 16:11:52

 

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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