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English Grammar - Idioms And Phrases Set 1

English Grammar - Idioms And Phrases Set 1

English Grammar - Idioms And Phrases Set 1

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Cry Over Split Milk- To Complain regarding a failure or loss from past.
Sentence- There is no use of crying over split milk as he should study more to pass in the exam.

Piece of Cake- Easy thing to do or understand.
Sentence- Defeating Australia at their home ground will not be a piece of cake for team India.

Once in Blue Moon- Things that happens rarely.
Sentence- Once in blue moon, she can be seen in the class.

Chip on Your Shoulder- Being sad about something bad that happened in the past.
Sentence- He has a chip on his shoulder for being left by his wife after 2 years of marriage.

Come hell or High Water- Possible Obstacles that can't stop someone in their path.
Sentence- Ram has decided which come hell or high water he will get a Government job.

Blessing in disguise- Something useful and good which initially does not seem that way.
Sentence- Her accident was a blessing in disguise because it helps her to recognize the true well-wishers.

Taste of Your Own Medicine- Receiving the same negative treatment that someone used to give others.
Sentence- She always hurt others, god would give her taste of her own medicine.

Golden Handshake- A big amount of money which is given to the person when someone retires or leaves a company.
Sentence- The Party has given a golden handshake to the workers after wining in the election.

Mean Business- Being dedicated/serious.
Sentence- The haunted building is sealed by the Police who means business.

Apple of one's eye- Being more loved than others.
Sentence- Sweta, who is the class topper, is the apple of her teacher's eye.

Beating around the Bush- To avoid main topic.
Sentence- He was beating around the bush while his friend complained to the Principal about his non-cooperation.

Spill the Beans- Disclosing a secret.
Sentence- Sweety has spilled the beans about the surprise birthday party of Geeta to her.

The Best of Both Worlds- Benefits of different situations enjoyed at a same time.
Sentence- You have the best of both worlds as you can work while doing the Master Degree.

Feeling a Bit under the Weather- Feeling ill slightly.
Sentence- Sweta may not be able to go to school as she is feeling a bit under the weather.

Cost an arm and a leg- Very Expensive.
Sentence- His ignorance towards his health may cost an arm and a leg in future.

Icing on the Cake- Something good that turns to be great.
Sentence- Getting the job along with the marriage proposal from her childhood friend is like icing on the cake.

Ball in your Court- When it is up to someone to take next decision.
Sentence- Now the ball is in your court; decide whether you leave the job or go abroad.

Jump the Bandwagon- To join a trend or popular activity.
Sentence- At college Sam quickly jumps the bandwagon and join the rock band.

Can't Judge a Book by its Cover- Not to judge something by its external appearance.
Sentence- The dress look good. But I want to try it in the trial room as I can't judge a book by its cover.

Bite off More Than You Can Chew- To take up a huge task which can not be managed due to some inabilities.
Sentence- I bite off more than I can chew as I have joined to pursue Phd. leaving the secured job.

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