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1. Work like a charm: To be completely successful or effective. (जादू की तरह काम करना )

E.g. This medicine worked like a charm and my health has greatly improved. 

2 To add fuel to the flames: To make the situation worse. (झगडे को बढ़ाना )

 E.g. The labours are already upset about the new leave policy and you will add fuel to the fire if you cut their wages. 

3. To bear the palm: To win.(जितना )

E.g. Jessica might bear the palm at the science fair 2016! Congratulation-it would be a well-deserved victory.

 4. To carry the day: To be victorious.(विजयी होना )

E.g. John advised Billy that to be a good lawyer you must separate the emotions from the fact and make sure that you don’t rely on emotions to carry the day. 

5. To break the news: To disclose information tactfully. (चतुराई से सुचना देना )

E.g. Mrs. Sushma Swaraj used her Twitter account to break the news of the untimely demise of a foreign diplomat.

6. Get the show on the road: Putting up a plan or idea into action. (किसी कार्य के लिए योजना बनाना)

 E.g. When the entire team is ready to perform, you get the show on the road.

 7. Mean business: Being serious about what you announce.(अपने इरादे के प्रति गंभीर होना )

E.g. He meant business when he said that he would take the number one position in the wrestling world.

8.Sail through something: Being successful in doing something without difficulty. (बिना किसी कठिनाई के सफल होना )

E.g. Neelam sailed through her final examinations and got highest grades in every


9. Black and blue: Full of bruises/wounds.( बुरी तरह मर खाया हुआ )

E.g. He was beaten black and blue in the wrestling match.

10. Blue blood: Belonging to high social class.(शाही व्यक्ति)

E.g. Nelson Smith refuses to allow anyone who is not blue blood in this daughter’s ring ceremony

 11. Be above board: To be honest and legal.(ईमानदार )

E.g. The deal between Marvel and Sony was completely above board. 

12. Be bouncing off the walls: Excited and full of energy. (उत्तेजित अवस्था )

 E.g. The kids are bouncing off the walls so we need to get them engaged into some activity.

13. Bow and scrape: To treat someone in a position of authority with excessive respect.(बहुत अधिक झूठी विनम्रता से व्यवहार करना) 

E.g It’s embarrassing to see the employees bowing and scraping to the new sales manager.

14. Brass monkey weather: Extremely cold weather. बहुत ठंडा मौसम 

Eg. It is brass monkey weather in Siachen therefore a lot of Soldiers have died from the harsh weather conditions. 

15. Be tailor made: To be completely suitable for someone. किसी के लिए पूरी तरह से उचित 

Eg. The role of Priyanka Chopra in a popular series of Quantico was tailor-made for her.

16. Break the ice: To feel more comfort or relaxed with a person whom you have not met earlier, to break the silence, to start a conversation. निस्तब्धता चुप्पी तोडना 

E.g Emma tried to break the ice, but Hari was a little cold.

17. Be as clear as mud: To be impossible to understand.समझना कठिन होना 

E.g. The new thesis on stress management is as clear as mud to me.

18. Be on cloud nine: Be very happy.आनंदित होना 

Eg. Divyansh is on cloud nine after getting a new role is T.V. serials.

Is Roshan pleased about getting a new role”? “Pleased? He is on cloud nine!”

 19. Between the devil and deep blue sea : A type of situation where you have to choose between two equally unpleasant situations. (दो गंभीर परेशानियों के बीच)

E.g. I can’t take out another loan because I could not pay off the installment of last loan, now I am between the devil and deep blue sea.

20. Be in the doldrums: To feel sad and lack the energy to do anything. निराशा में होना 

E.g. After an unpleasant and tiring journey, Rahul has been in the doldrums for past couple of weeks and nothing seems to cheer him up.

21. Beat the drum: To speak eagerly about something you support. उत्सुकतापूर्वक बोलना 

E.g. Zoya is always beating the drum for her new project balance, which actually has done extremely well.

22. Be on the edge: To be nervous or worried. बेचैन या चिंतित होना 

E.g. S.S.C has announced that the result of CGL examination will be declared tonight, so all the students have been on edge all days.

23. Be in seventh heaven: Extremely happy. बहुत खुश 

E.g. Rashi was really in seventh heaven when she got a promotion. 

24. Be at each other's throat: Two persons arguing angrily.गुस्से में दो इंसानो के बिच बहस 

 E.g. It was a very spectacular ial, with the prosecutor and the defense lawyer relentlessly at each other’s throats.

25. Batten down the hatches: To prepare for trouble.मुसीबत के लिए तैयार होना 

 E.g. A strict teacher is coming to our school this weekend, the hatches. I should batten down 

26. Back the wrong horse: To support someone or something that cannot win or succeed. (किसी ऐसे की सहायता या समर्थन करना जो जीत नहीं सकता, सफल नहीं हो सकता ) 

E.g. He really backed the wrong horse when he picked an injured bike-racer to win the race.

27. Back to square one: To reach again the starting point.वापस सुरुवात में पहुंच जाना 

 E.g. Robin considered everything was settled, but now the client is not happy with the deal, so he is back to square once again.

28. Back to the salt mines: Back to something that you don't want to do. ( जिसे आप करना नहीं चाहते )

E.g. The weekend is over and it’s Monday morning. So, we have to get back to the salt mines. 

29. Ball of fire : Active and energetic. ऊर्जावान 

Eg. I am glad that I hired Ritesh as a sales representative for my team. That guy is a real ball of fire when it comes to sales,

30. Beat one's head against the wall: To try to do something that is hopeless or fruitless (ऐसा काम करना जो परिणामरहित या आशाहीन हो) 

E.g. You’re killing your time in trying to improve his behaviour. You’re just beating your head against the wall.

31. Bark up the wrong tree : To make a wrong assumption.गलत अनुमान लगाना 

 E.g. Ritesh is not the one who is spreading the false information about you, you are barking up the wrong tree.

32. Beat one's brain out: To work hard.बहुत मेहनत करना 

E.g. I beat my brain out all day to solve these questions and you are saying that most of my answers are incorrect.

33. Begin to see the light: To begin to understand. किसी को समझने लगना

E.g. The physics lesson was very hard to understand today. I was totally confused initially, but I began to see the light after your explanation.

 34. Behind closed doors : Done in secret. गुप्त रूप से किया गया कोई कार्य 

E.g. Every important problem was to be resolved behind closed doors.

35. Bet on the wrong horse: To misread the future.भविष्य का गलत अनुमान लगाना 

E.g. I sincerely thought that our player would win the match this time, but it looks like I bet on the wrong horse.

36. Bent on something / doing something: To be determined to do something. ( कुछ करने का निश्चय करना)

E.g. He was bent on continuing his higher studies in abroad.

37. Bite off more than one can chew: To do more than one's ability. अपनी छमता से जायदा कार्य 

E.g. Don’t bite off more than you can chew, you have so many things to do at the moment, why don’t you ask someone else to help you with the task.

38. Bite the bullet: To face a difficult situation bravely.कठिनाई का बहादुरी से सामना करना 

 E.g. We’ve all gone through distasteful moments when we had to bite the bullet and apologize for something that we never did.

39. Bitter pill to swallow: An unpleasant fact that must be accepted.गलत चीज /तथ्य जिसे मानना पड़ता ह|

E.g. It was a bitter pill for Rashi’s father to swallow when she married his competitors son.

40. Black sheep of the family: Worst member. बुरा सदस्य 

E.g. Rihan is the stereotypical black sheep of the family. He is an alcoholic and a gambler and thus a constant disappointment to his family. 

41. Blessing in disguise: Something that turns out to be good which earlier appeared to be wrong. (कुछ जो पहले गलत दिखे और फिर वह अच्छा हो जाए)

Eg. Missing a flight to her hometown was a blessing in disguise for her. As the plane crashed soon after the take off, killing many of its passengers.

42. Blind leading the blind: Someone who does not understand something but tries to explain it to others. (वह जो कुछ नहीं समझता लेकिन फिर भी दूसरों को समझाने का प्रयास करता हो)

E.g. Carol is teaching her son Karate; that’s case of the blind leading the blind.

 43. Blow one's own horn: To praise oneself. अपनी प्रसंशा खुद करना 

E.g. She spent most of the time blowing her own horn by talking about her new clothes, her cars and her handsome boyfriend.

44. Blow someone's mind : Excite someone.किसी को उत्तेजित करना 

 E.g. Did you not hear about Arsenal’s victory over Manchester United? It blows my mind! 

45. To come a cropper: To fail completely.पूरी तरह असफल होना 

 E.g. He came a cropper by investing all his money in stock market.

46. Cloak and dagger: Involving and characterized by mystery and secrecy. (रहस्यमयी )

E.g. A cloak-and-dagger activity was involved in the selection of new section officer.

47. Cards are stacked against: Luck is against you.दुर्भाग्य 

E.g. How am I expected to clear the assessment when the cards are stacked against me.

 48. Crack a book: To open book to study.अध्ययन के लिए किताब खोलना 

E.g. Reeta didn’t crack a book for the entire semester still she passed the course. 

49. Cross a bridge before one comes to it: Worry about the future in advance. भविस्य की पहले ही चिंता करना 

E.g. Sally needs to learn to relax. There is no sense of crossing a bridge before she comes to it.

50. To come to a head: To reach a crisis. संकट के चरम बिंदु पर पहुंचना 

E.g. The clash between the two groups of a leading sport club came to a head today.

 51. Cast in the same mould: To be very similar. बिलकुल एक जैसा 

E.g. The whole family is cast in the same mould. They all are discourteous and equally mean. 

52. Change horses in midstream: To change plans.योजना बदलना 

E.g. I have a presentation tomorrow but I’m really not confident about the content of the last slide, So I changed horses in midstream. 

53. Cap it all: To finish. ख़तम करना 

E.g. He spilled the coffee on the table, humiliated my friend, and to cap it all, he broke the most expensive antique that was brought from England.

54. Cried with eyes out: Cried a lot.बहुत रोना 

Eg. After listening to the news of untimely demise of her friend, she cried her eyes out.

 55. Carry the can: Take the blame for something, even though you didn't do it or are only partly at fault. (गलती स्वीकारना जो की ही न हो)

Eg. The project wasn’t success because of her Boss’s slip-up.  Unnecessarily she’d be left to carry the can for her boss’s mistake. 

56. To egg on: To incite, to urge on.भड़काना 

E.g. Ira wouldn’t have eloped if her best friend hadn’t egged her on.

57. Drive a wedge between : To break relationship between the two.रिश्ता तोडना 

 E.g. Tracey’s new job involves lot of traveling and extended working hours. This finally

drove a wedge between her and her husband.

 58. Dance to the tune: To always do what someone tells you to do.इशारो पर नाचना 

E.g. My aunt as got everyone dancing to her tune.

 59. Dressed up to the nines: Wearing fancy clothes.सजना 

  E.g. She is usually dressed to the nines in order to make an outstanding impression on people. 

60. To get in the way: To obstruct. बाधा डालना 

E.g. After a long meeting we had almost reached to consensus, but some insignificant details got in the way. 

61. To fall in with: To agree with.सहमत होना 

E.g. I am reluctant to send my child to a New City School because of its terrible reputation. He may fall in with the wrong kind of friends.

 62. To foot the bill: To pay the bill. बिल का भुगतान करना 

E.g. The manager took the team out for lunch and the company footed the bill.

63. Cry over spilt milk: When something bad happens and nothing can be done. ( बातों पर व्यर्थ ही अफसोस करना)

E.g. Don’t cry over the spilt milk we have already submitted the presentation and there is no way we can fix the last slide.

 64. Entering the 80th orbit : Celebrating the 80th birthday. 80 वा जन्मदिन मनाना 

E.g. Former president late Abdul Kalam entered his 80th orbit on 16th October, 2011.

65. Eleventh hour decision : Decision that is made at the last possible minute. अंतिम समय में निर्णय लेना 

Eg. Due to unforeseen event at work, I had to cancel my interview call with the Vice President at the eleventh hour.

 66. End in smoke: To bear no result. कोई परिणाम न निकलना 

E.g. Even after best training and experienced coaches, their team ended in smoke as they were not able to win the match.

67. Earth shattering: Extremely traumatic or very surprising. बहुत दर्दनाक व आश्चर्यजनक 

 E.g. The terrorist attack in Istanbul on new years’ eve that left 39 people was Earth shattering.

68. Eat a humble pie: To apologize for one's mistake.अपने किये के लिए माफी मांगना

E.g. Don’t be over confident about your project. Do check the nitty-gritties before you share the final draft with the team; else you may have to eat a humble ple if an error pops up later.

 69. To cut a sorry figure: To create poor impression.अच्छा प्रभाव न दाल पाना 

 E.g. Rahul cut a sorry figure when he wore a blue jeans and a casual T-shirt for his job interview

70. Egg on your face: Made to look foolish or embarrassed. मुर्ख दिखाना 

E.g. The leader made false commitment and was completely wrong with his decisions. People who supported him came away with egg on their faces.

71. Eye for an an eye Retributive justice, where the punishment equals the crime.(गुनाह / अपराध के अनुसार सज़ा मिलना )

 E.g. If you commit heinous crime, you deserve the severe punishment or an eye for an eye.

72. Eyes are bigger than one's stomach : Greedy and take on more than they can consume or manage. लालची 

E.g. Ram is thinking of acquiring a new business. This is going to be his 4″ deal in last one year. I think his eyes are bigger than his stomach. 

73. From cradle to grave: During the whole span of your life. पूरी जिंदगी के दौरान 

E.g. Ramesh and his family lived near a narrow valley from cradle to grave.

 74. Face the music : To accept punishment for something you have done.अपनी गलती की सजा स्वीकारना 

E.g. After miserably failing in annual examination, Marry had to go home and face the music.

75. Fall on one's own sword: Accept responsibility or blame, especially by resigning from a position (गलती या दायित्व को स्वीकारना) 

E.g. He courageously fell on his sword, claiming that it was his decision.

76. Feather in one's cap: Something that you have achieved and are proud of. (उपलब्धि या सम्मान होना जिस पर गर्व हो )

E.g. By winning a gold medal in Olympics for the third time, the player added another 

77. Firing on all cylinders: Work every possible way to succeed.सफलता के लिए हर संभव प्रयास 

E.g. The sales team is firing on all cylinders to achieve their monthly targets.

78. French leave : Absent without permission. बिना इजाजत के अनुपस्तित रहना 

E.g. A new employee has taken french leaves, I guess he will be terminated if he won’t turn up by tomorrow.

79. Land on one's feet: Succeed in doing something where there was a risk of failure. (कहीं जीतना जहाँ हारने का खतरा हो )

 E.g. There were few chances of winning of Indian team, but it landed on its feet in that match.

80. To call it a day: To stop work or an activity for rest of the day.दिन का कार्य समाप्त करना 

E.g. The manager was furious when a subordinate called it a day at noon and went home without informing him.

81. To bring to the book: To punish; to call to account. सजा देना 

Eg. The criminals were acquitted, but soon they will be brought to books once the final evidence will be submitted in a court.

82. Have a finger in every pie: Have an interest in everything. सभी में इच्छुक या शामिल होना 

E.g. You should participate in these games if you have a finger in every ple.

83. Flash in the pan : Very noticeable but doesn't last long, who are very successful for a while, then forgotten.कुछ समय के लिए प्रसिद्ध 

 E.g. With only one hit movie, the young actress is going to be another flash in the pan. She hasn’t been offered any new assignment as yet.

 84. Follow your nose: Go straight ahead. सीधे जाना 

E.g. I always follow my nose when I have a bad feeling about someone. It helps me to avoid a lot of negativity and chaos. 

85. Fool's paradise: False sense of happiness or success. झूठी सफलता 

 E.g. Joe is confident that he will get good appraisal followed by a promotion this year.

But I believe he is living in a fool’s paradise 

86. Foot in mouth: To describe someone who has just said something embarrassing,inappropriate,wrong or stupid.कुछ आपत्तिजनक 

E.g. (A) Who is that weird old lady over there?

(B) My mother!

 (A) Oops! I think I just put my foot in my mouth.

87. For a song: very cheap. सस्ता 

E.g. This is one of my favorite tea sets and I got it for a song from a weekly market.

88. Give someone the bird: To show contempt or anger by sticking one's middle finger up at someone. (नाराजगी जाहिर करना )

E.g. I gave my friend the bird after she said that she’d never seen a player than me.

89. Got the wind up: To be scared. डर लगना 

 E.g. When a burglar saw the head constable he got the wind up.

90. Get a raw deal: Not treated equally.एक जैसा वयवहार न करना 

E.g. Why poor students are given a raw deal in this college?

91. Gift of the gab: Talent of speaking, in a persuasive and interesting way(.कुशल एवं प्रभावशाली )

E.g. Mary is blessed with the gift of the gab. She should work either as a communication coach or in sales & marketing department.

 92. Give cold shoulder: To ignore.अनदेखा करना 

E.g. Shelly gave her friend the cold shoulder the whole day at the event.

93. Get your wires crossed: Misunderstand each other, especially when making arrangements. (Get your lines crossed is also used.).गलतफहमी होना मुख्यःत व्यवस्था बनने में 

 E.g. I am extremely sorry for all the confusion regarding the project. I assume we got our wires crossed.

94. Graveyard shift: To work very late at night. देर रात तक काम करना 

E.g.I have not taken the job offer because it involves working in graveyard shifts, which I am not comfortable with. 

95. Heart missed a beat: Very excited.काफी उत्तेजित 

Eg. My heart missed a beat when I met my favorite movie star in reality.

96. Heart in the right place : Good natured.अच्छा सवभाव 

Eg. Jenny is not really presentable to look at, but her heart is in the right place.

97. To end in flasco: To end with a failure.असफल होना 

Eg. The conference ended in a flasco as the members could not arrive at a conclusion.

98. To drive mad: To cause one to become mad/fool.पागल बनाना 

E.g. All these unnecessary telemarketing calls are driving me mad!

99. To fall back upon : To depend upon. निर्भर होना 

E.g. The couple had no funds and savings to fall back on.

100. Hand to mouth: Very poor.गरीब 

E.g. You can’t expect them to organize a lavish wedding. They are just hand to mouth.

101. Have no truck with: Refuse to get involved with it or them. ज्यादा न घुलना मिलना 

E.g. After the way he behaved with me in the class, I will have no truck with him. 

102. Hit the bull's-eye: Be exactly right about something or achieve the best result possible. ( सटीक )

E.g. Your excellent idea just hit the bull’s eye. It shows that you have immense awareness about the subject. 

103. Hold water: The point of view or argument put forward is strong or logical. (पक्ष मजबूत रखना) 

E.g. Sheena knew that her strong idea holds water hence she decided to present it  in a board meeting.

104. Hornets' nest: A hornets' nest is a violent situation or one with a lot of dispute.विवादपस्त स्थति 

E.g. If you suggest her to leave her boyfriend and get married to someone else, you will be stirring up a hornets’ nest.

 105. In cahoots with : In a partnership usually for a dishonest reason.बेईमानी की साझेदारी में होना 

E.g. He was in cahoots with Ramesh who was involved in illegitimate activities like smuggling drugs to the youth of our country.

106. If the shoe fits, wear it: If the statement applies to you admit it or do something about it. (अगर कोई कथन या तथ्य तुम पर लागू हो, तो तुम्हे उसे स्वीकारना चाहिए या उसके लिए कुछ करना चाहिए )

E.g. Radha: The teacher told me that I don’t draw well. Rahul: If the shoe fits, wear it!

107. In the doghouse: In disgrace and very unpopular at the moment.बदनाम होना 

 E.g. I am in the doghouse. I just flunked in my annual examination.

108. To clear the decks: To get an action or event. कार्य या घटना के लिए तैयार होना 

 Eg. The study table looks very unorganized. Let’s clear the deck first and then we can start studying.

109. Jack the Lad: A confident and not very serious young man who behaves as he wants without thinking about other people (बिना किसी के बारे में सोचे अपने मन की करना)

E.g. “Well he is alright, but he is a bit of jack the lad”. He sometimes bunks the lectures and does not take the academics too seriously.

110. Jam on your face: Appear to be caught or found guilty.रंगे हाथो पकड़ना 

E.g. Richa had jam on her face as she found herself caught by the Manager for misusing the critical data.

111. Jam tomorrow People promise good things for the future that will never come.

(अच्छी चीजों के लिए झूठे वादे करना)

E.g. As kids we were always being assured jam tomorrow, if only we would 

112. Jekyll and Hyde: Pleasant and unpleasant side of a character. चरित्र से अच्छा और बुरा होना 

E.g. Ever since Rashi became a television celebrity, she’s turned into a real Jekyll and Hyde, and it’s difficult to predict her mood at any given time. 

113. Jersey justice: Very severe justice.सख्त या कठोर न्याय 

E.g. Two years of ban for the player for breaking such a trivial rule! That sounds like Jersey justice to me.

114. Jobs for the boys: Where people give jobs, contracts, etc. to their friends and associates ( अपने दोस्तों एवं सहयोगियों को काम या रोजगार देना) 

E.g. It is unfair to offer jobs for the boys.

115. Jockey for position: Struggling for the same opportunity. समान अवसर के लिए संघर्ष 

E.g. Brijesh was behind the two riders meters race, but he was jockeying for position. 

116. Johnny on the spot: A person who is always ready, willing, and able to do what in a 100 needs to be done. (किसी काम के लिए हमेशा तैयार रहना, जो जरूरी हो)

E.g. My car broke down while coming back home last night. Fortunately, Rahul was passing by, he was Johnny on the spot with all his tools in the back of the car.

117. To change colour: To be nervous or frightened. बेचैन या भयभीत होना 

E.g. She changed colour when a guy caught her stealing a pen in the stationery shop.

 118. Joined at the hip: Very closely connected and think the same way. परस्पर सम्भंदित होना और एक सा सोचना 

 E.g. Shriya & Ridhi joined at the hip. They always have the same opinion for all the critical matters.

119. To bite the dust: To suffer defeat. हारना या पराजित होना 

 E.g. Kerry’s career bit the dust when she lost her job.

120. Juggle frogs: Trying to do something very difficult. कुछ मुश्किल करने का प्रयास करना 

Eg. The project is approaching its deadline and due to resource crunch I have to complete a lot of work myself. I feel like I am juggling frogs.

121. Jump down someone's throat: To criticize or chastise someone. कड़ी निंदा करना 

Eg. Radha has been very short-tempered recently, jumping down my throat every time when I try to express my opinion. 

122. Jump on the bandwagon: People get involved in something that has recently become very popular (किसी लोकप्रिय चीज का हिस्सा बनना )

E.g. The accomplishment of the merchandise led many firms to try to jump on the bandwagon.

123. Jump ship: To leave a post or position.अपना पद त्यागना 

E.g. The employees were extremely unhappy with the new policy. So, they all jumped ship as soon as other job opportunities opened up.

124. Jump the broom: To marry शादी करना 

E.g. After 6 years of relationship, Radha and Rishi have decided to jump the broom.

125. Jump the gun: Start doing something before the appropriate time.सही समय का इंतजार किये बिना कुछ शुरू करना 

E.g. Awdesh jumped the gun by deciding to marry with Aanchal because they have just met. 

126. Jump the track: Suddenly changing from one plan, activity, idea, etc. to another.अचानक योजना बदलना 

 E.g. Rakesh’s mind jumped the track while he was giving the presentation, hence he ended up losing. 

127. Jump through hoops: To do a difficult task at someone else's request or command  (किसी के निवेदन या आदेश पर कोई कठिन कार्य करना )

E.g. The organization is jumping through hoops these days to crack a lucrative business deal

128. Jump to a conclusion: Evaluate or judge something without a sufficient. examination of the facts (बिना पूर्णतः जाँच के निर्णय लेना)

E.g. Don’t jump to a conclusion before analyzing the entire situation meticulously.

 129. Jungle out there : Situation is dangerous and there are no rules.बिना नियम कानून की खतरनाक स्तिथि 

 E.g. After communal riots, it is difficult for people to step out of their home. Yes, it is jungle out there!

130. Jury's out: No general agreement or consensus on it. कोई समझौता नहीं होना 

E.g. The jury is out on the issue of new employee engagement activities. They will take another week to decide and declare the changes.

131. Just for the heck of it: To do something without a good reason. बिना किसी अच्छे कारण के कुछ करना 

E.g. You will not achieve the desired results unless you sincerely work towards it. Doing things just for the heck of it is simply not worth it!

132. Just for the record: Person is saying it so that people know but do not necessarily agree with or support it. ( किसी बात को कहना चाहे कोई सहमत हो या न हो) 

Eg. Just for the record, I have never met this celebrity, nor I have been to his house,The news channel is spreading slimy rumors for TRP

133. Just in the nick of time: Manage to do it just in time, with seconds to spare.(अंतिम क्षण में कर पाना )

 Eg. I reached the railway station just in the nick of time, else I would have missed my train.

134. Just off the boat: Naive and inexperienced.सीधा -साधा और अनुभवहीन 

Eg. Ramesh is just pretending that he is just off the boat. He is extremely competent maste


135. Kangaroo court: When people take the law into their own hands and form courts that are not legal. (गैरकानूनी न्यायालय) 

Eg. The moment I found out a huge difference in opinion of tuo groups, I was horrified with thought of the kangaroo court.

 136. Keep body and soul together: If you earn enough to cover your basic expenses,but nothing more than that, you earn enough to keep body and soul together. मुश्किल से गुजर -बसर करना 

Eg. They can’t manage a lavish trip. They hardly have enough money to keep their body and soul together.

137. Keep your eye on the ball : Stay alert and pay close attention to what is happening.सावधान रहना 

E.g. You will do better in your class, if you keep your eye on the ball.

138. Know something inside out: To know something thoroughly. पूरी तरह से निश्चित होना 

E.g. I studied and studied for my driving test until I knew all the rules inside out. 

139. Know which way the wind blows: To know how things are developing and be prepared for the future. ( यह जानना कि परिस्थितियों में कब क्या बदलाव हो रहा है) 

E.g. We must talk to other members of committee immediately and know which the wind’s blowing before we make any conclusion. 

140. Loaves and fishes: Done for material benefits.सांसारिक सुख के लिए 

E.g. Rihan is a self centered man, he really didn’t help us anyway in the project, but he will surely be there for loaves and fishes if we win the competition.

141. Like a sh a rock Completely alone. पूर्णतः अकेला 

E.g. After the verdict, they walked out and left me like a shag on a rock.

142. Let someone slide: Neglect something. उपेक्षा करना 

E.g. I knew he was trying to hide something and was not comfortable in sharing the concern, so decided to let it slide.

143. Let nature take its course: To allow someone to live or die naturally. दखल न देना 

 E.g. His father’s disease was severe that the doctors agreed to let nature take its course rather than prolonged pain

144. Like a sitting duck: Totally unaware. पूर्णतः अनजान 

Eg. Shashi’s arguments were so upto the mark that she was able to knock the other party down like a sitting ducks.

 145. Left to your own devices: Not controlled and can do whatever one wants.किसी के वश में न होना 

E.g. It is important for parents to give space to their children and let them explore.Left the child to his own devices at least for something.

146. Make castles in the air : Make dreams, plans or hopes that have very little chances of happening. (ऐसे विचार बनाना या रूप में देखना जिसके पूरे होने के बहुत कम आसार हों)

Eg. Stop living in fool’s paradise by making castles in the air.

 147. Make a beeline for : To go directly towards something. किसी की तरफ सीधे जाना 

 E.g. After the seminar, we all made a bee line for Radha, who was serving hot food.

148. To be in the driving seat: In control. नियंत्रण में 

E.g. Let Rishi be in the driving seat to deal with the situation. He has tremendous  potential to turn things around.

149. Meet ones Waterloo : Meet ones final end of failure. पूर्ण पराजय 

 E.g. After defeating lots of players, the champion finally met his waterloo in the recent championship.

150. Monkey around: To waste time here and there. इधर -उधर अपना समय बर्बाद करना 

E.g. I should have prepared for the exam last week, but I have been monkeying around with my new DVD player.

151. My hands are full: I am busy. व्यस्त 

E.g. I am afraid that I will not be able to help you with the project. I have my hands full with some other important activities.

152. Make a dry face: Show disappointment.निराशा दिखाना 

 E.g. She made a dry face after the result of annual examination.

153. To bell the cat: To take great personal risk. जोखिम उठाना 

E.g. Who is going to bell the cat and inform the teacher that we broke the glass.

 154. To be taken for a ride: To be cheated or deceived.धोखा खाना 

E.g. Don’t trust this marketing guy, else you will be taken for a ride.

155. Make one's bed and lie on it: To be responsible for what you have done and accept the results. (अपने कार्यों के प्रति उत्तरदायी होना और उनके नतीजे स्वीकारना)

E.g. It’s really sad that it turned out imperfectly, but Sradha made her bed and now she must lie in it.

156. To cast into the shade: To eclipse. ग्रस्त करना या ग्रहण 

E.g. Dilip Kumar’s vibrant screen presence used to cast other actors into the shade.

157. Make a monkey of someone : To make someone look foolish. मुर्ख बनना

E.g. He made a monkey of his friend while playing a brainless prank at the party last night. 

158. Nobody's fool: One who cannot be cheated. जिसे धोखा न दिया जा सके 

 Eg. Priya is nobody’s fool. She is vigilant and watches out for people who might try to cheat her.

159. Not having a leg to stand for: Not having any proof. साबुत न होना 

Eg. I shouldn’t file a case against them as my lawyer says that I don’t have a leg to stand on.

160. Neverland: A fantasy or imaginary place. काल्पनिक स्थान 

Eg. If she thinks that she will clear this exam in the first attempt, she is living in neverland 

161. No love lost between: Dislike.नापसंदी 

Eg. There is no way they can be friends, There is no love lost between them. 

162. Needle in a haystack: Something that is very difficult to find. जिसे खोजना कठिन हो 

Eg. Trying to find out my gold earring on the road was like looking for a needle in a haystack.

163. New brush sweeps clean: Someone with a new perspective can make great changes. ( नयी चीजें या विचार ज्यादा प्रभावी हो सकते हैं)

Eg. After my first day working with the educational institute, the manager said ‘a new brush/broom sweeps clean’ 

164. Open Pandora's box: To discover more problems. और मुसीबत खोजना 

E.g. It seems like you have opened Pandora’s box by taking this difficult task.

165. Over the moon: Be very happy.बहुत ख़ुशी 

 E.g. I was over the moon when I met my favorite movie star. 

166. On its last leg: In a bad condition and it will not last long.बुरे हालत में और अंतिम कगार पर 

E.g. I have had this computer for last 8 years, and its really on its last leg.

167. Old flames die hard : It's very difficult to forget old things.पुराणी चीजों को भूलना मुश्किल होता ह 

E.g. Being a victim of domestic violence, she cannot forget her ugly relationship with Ryan because old flames die hard!

168. On pins and needles : Be very worried about something.किसी चीज़ के बारे में काफी चिंतित होना 

 E.g. They were on pins and needles, until they heard that your train had reached safely

169. In a flutter: In a confused or excited state.व्याकुल और उत्साहित होना 

E.g. The students were in a flutter to meet the president at a school rally.

170. On the hook: Responsible for something.किसी चीज़ के लिए उत्तरदाई होना 

E.g. Be very careful before signing on the legal documents. If something goes wrong, you could be on the hook.

171. Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches: Hard to know how much someone else is suffering. ( दूसरे के दर्द को ना समझ पाना )

E.g. The current society is plagued with innumerable problems. The old the wearer knows, where the shoe pinches’, fairly applies to the general attitude of people living in today’s society.

172. Pass muster: Be accepted as satisfactory. सतोषजनक स्वीकृति 

Eg. The new thesis on human psychology did not pass muster with the board of directors.

173. Pick someone to pieces: To criticize sharply.कड़ी निंदा करना 

Eg. The critics picked the movie to pieces. The rating was quite astonishing considering the lead role was played by a known actor of the country. 

174. Paper over the cracks: To try to hide something. किसी स्चिज़ को छुपाने की कोशिश करना 

Eg. Richa tried to paper over the cracks in her relationship with her fiance,but  soon he found that out and ended his relations with her.

175. Put the cart before the horse: Doing things in a wrong manner or order.गलत तरिके से कार्य करना 

E.g. Ritesh has put the cart before the horse in most of his assignments. 

176. Parrot fashion: Learn something word to word. रटना

E.g. During our English lecture, we have to recite passages from the book parrot fashion.

177. Pay on the nail: Pay promptly in cash.फ़ौरन नकदी चुकाना 

 E.g. My landlord is a bit of a noisy fellow, but as long as I keep paying him rent  on the nail, he does not utter a word. 

178. Pieces of the same cake: Have the same characteristics or qualities. एक सामान योग्यता या विशेषता 

E.g. We have to think differently to accomplish the best results. As of now all the

projects look pieces of the same cake.

179. Play fast and loose: Behave in an irresponsible way and not to respect rules, etc.गैर जिम्मेदार 

E.g. The famous reporter of abp news channel is known for playing fast and loose with the facts. 

180. Poker face: Not to show any emotion or reaction so that people don't know what. they are feeling. ( भावना जाहिर न करना)

E.g. Teachers have requested parents to keep poker face while watching their toddler’s performance. Their emotions or reactions may distract the little ones. 

181. Quarrel with bread and butter : Indicate the means of one's living. जीवन यापन के संकेत 

E.g. Ritesh picked up an argument with his boss in the meeting. He quarreled with his bread and butter and lost his job.

 182. Quiet as a mouse: Make absolutely no noise.चुपचाप रहना 

 E.g. Rahul was as quiet as a mouse. The professor didn’t know when he’d come in the class.

183. Queer fish: A strange person. अनजान व्यक्ति 

E.g. Ridhi is a bit too strange. Quite as a queer fish. Everyone talks about her sense of dressing.

 184. Round the twist: Go crazy. पागल ,सनकी होना 

 E.g. She has disclosed the confidential information to the new staff, I think she has  gone round the twist!

185. Read between the lines: Read hidden meanings.वाक्य नहीं बल्कि छिपे हुए अर्थ हो पढ़ना 

 Eg. The interview panel did not criticize the candidate but if he could read between the lines, they were not really impressed with him either.

186. Rack and ruin : Utterly destroyed or wrecked. पूर्ण रूप से छतिग्रहस्त 

Eg. The exquisite house on the corner is going to go rack and ruin due to the construction of a new city mall.

187. Rain on your parade: Ruin your pleasure or your plans. किसी की ख़ुशी या योजना को बर्बाद करना 

E.g. Ricky cancelled the party plan at the last moment. He really rained on our parade.

188.  Rake someone over the coals : Criticize or scold someone severely.डांटना या निन्दा करना) 

Eg. The class teacher rake her over the coals for copying in the annual exam. 

189. Recipe for disaster: To have unfortunate consequences.दुर्भग्य पूर्ण परिणाम 

E.g. Not exercising enough, eating unhealthy food and being under stress is recipe for disaster. 

190. Red carpet: Special welcome to show that you think they are important. शानदार स्वागत 

 E.g. Prince William and Princess Kate get the red carpet treatment wherever they go.

 191. Red herring: Something is a distraction from the real issues.वास्तविक मुद्दे से भटकाने वाला 

E.q. Sherlock Holmes novels are famous for introducing red herrings to arouse the reader’s interest. 

192. Red letter day: An important day or event. महत्वपूर्ण दिन 

Eg. The day I got my first job was a real red letter day for me. 

193. Reduce to ashes: Destroyed or made useless.निरर्थक बनना 

 E.g. Sharma’s house was reduced to ashes by the fire. The entire family was devastated. 

194. Round the houses: To waste time in doing something in a complicated way when there is a quicker or more convenient way. ( समय बर्बाद करना)

E.g. Just get straight to the point, there is no need of going all round the houses.

195. Rub shoulders: Meet and spend time with people. लोगो से मिलना जुलना 

E.g. Sunaina rubs her shoulder with intellectuals to enhance her knowledge.

196. Run into the sand: Fail to achieve a result.परिणाम प्राप्त करने में असफल होना 

E.g. The peace treaty between the two nations now seems to be running into the san 

197. Salt on the earth: Fundamentally good people. अच्छे सिद्धन्तो का व्यक्ति 

 E.g. Kritika’s mother is salt on the earth. She is always eager to help the poor and needy. 

198. Sands of time: Tiny amount of time. बहुत काम समय 

 E.g. There are lot of things that I would like to pursue but due to my severe illness, my only enemy is sands of time.

199. Shake a leg: To go fast, hurry. जल्दी जाना 

 Eg. Let’s shake a leg guys, we are already running 10 minutes late for a movie.

200. Spill the beans: To expose a secret. किसी रहस्य का खुलासा करना 

E.g. John has planned a surprise party for his wife’s birthday. You better don’t spill the beans to her. 

201. Snake in the grass: A hidden enemy.विश्वासघाती व्यक्ति 

 E.g. Before sharing the master plan with his team member, John had no idea that he would deceive him by passing the information to the opponent. What a snake in the grass!

202.Shake in the shoes: To be in a state of fear.डर की स्थति 

E.g. Rajesh is shaking in his shoes after watching a horror movie.

203. Stick to one's guns: Maintained to his opinion.अपने विचारो पर डटे रहना 

E.g. Rohan always sticks to his guns during office parties and get together. He never agrees to consume alcohol, even if he is pressurised by his peers and colleagues.

 204. Showing the door: Asking someone to leave. किसी को छोड़ने के लिए पूछना 

E.g. Raghav was shown the door due to his unprofessional behaviour at work.

205. A song and a dance: An excuse. बहाना 

E.g. She gave her boss a song and a dance about her children not being able to attend the pre-shift meeting.

 206. Salad days: Happy period of your life.अपनी जिंदगी के अच्छे दिन 

E.g. Shreya met Rohan in her salad days, and his charm had such a powerful effect on her that she was forever attracted to him.

207. Sail under false colors: Someone who sails under false colors is hypocritical or pretends to be something they aren't in order to deceive people.पाखंडपूर्ण 

E.g. Nobody knew that Nikhil was a secret agent. He was sailing under false colors

208. Threaded his way out: Walked carefully through. से सावधानीपूर्वक गुजरना 

 E.g. A known political leader threaded his way through the crowd.

209. Take the cloth: To become a priest. पुजारी बनना 

E.g. John took the cloth in 1975. He left his family and home and decided to become a priest. 

210. Talk turkey: To discuss a problem with a real intention to solve it. वास्तविक इरादे से चर्चा करना 

E.g. The Manager asked his subordinate that they need to talk turkey to resolve the critical issue.

211. To crow over: To triumph over something.विजयोलसा 

 Eg. After winning two consecutive matches, the player started being arrogant and was bragging about his success. They were crowing over his victory.

212. To blow a fuse: To turn someone angry. किसी को नाराज करना 

E.g. He is going to blow a fuse if the man doesn’t stop irritating him.

 213. Through thick and thin: Under all conditions.हर परिस्थति में 

 E.g. I think Reshma is really fortunate. Her boyfriend is her true companion. He is invariably with her through thick and thin.

214. To look through colored glasses : To look the things not as they are. किसी चीज़ को अलग अलग तरिके से देखना 

E.g. Richa seek happiness in everything she does. She sees the world through rose colored glasses.

215. Talking to a brick wall: Talking with no response. कोई पर्तिकिर्या न देना /मिलना 

 Eg. I have been trying to speak to my boss regarding 4 days leaves, but it’s like talking to a brick wall. Every time I speak to him about leaves, there is no response from him at all.

 216. To go like the wind : To move very quickly.जल्दी जल्दी चलना या जाना 

  E.g. When the earthquake hit the city, people were requested to go like the wind and evacuate building.

 217. To hang fire: To delay. टालना या देर करना 

E.g. Our New Year plans have to hang fire until we get permission from our family.

 218. Vent your spleen: To show anger .नाराजगी जाहिर करना 

 E.g. Your teacher will punish you tomorrow but you are advised not to vent your spleen against him.

219. Vicar of Bray: A person who changes their believes and principles to stay popular with people above them. ( धर्म या सिद्धान्त बदलने वाला व्यक्ति)

E.g. Many people think that this young politician is a vicar of bray. He changes the tune of his rhetoric to meet whatever fancy the public demand. He can go to any extent to win this election.

220. Vicious circle: Sequence of events that makes each other worse. कुचक्र 

E.g. It is vicious circle from which we must break a way out. 

221. Virgin territory: That hasn't been explored before.पहली बार खोजै गया स्थान 

E.g. There is no sign of mankind in that valley. It’s virgin territory.

222. Voice in the wilderness: Someone who expresses an opinion on which no one believes (जिसकी राय या विचार पर कोई भरोसा न करे)

 E.g. Dr. Paul was a voice in the wilderness for many years as he warned about the dangers facing the earth. Now people are finally listening to him. 

223. Volte-face: Make a sudden and complete change in your stance or position over an issue. (अचानक अपने रवैये या मत को पूर्णतः बदलना )

E.g. After working with a travel company for over 8 years, Rashi made a complete volte-face, joining the local publishing house as an Admin Assistant.

 224. Vultures are circling: Something is in danger and its enemies are getting ready for the kill. (खतरे में होना ) 

E.g. You better watch out and call for police custody at the earliest as the vultures are circling. 

225. Weigh one's word: Be careful to what one says. अपने शब्दो के प्रति सावधान 

E.g. An orator should always weigh his words while talking in public. 

226. Wait for a raindrop in the drought: Hoping for something that is extremely unlikely to happen. (अत्यधिक अविश्वसनीय होने की आशा रखना) 

E.g. Finding a right job for many people these days is like waiting for a raindrop in the drought.

227. Walking on broken glass : To get punishment. सजा पाना 

Eg. With sheer disappointment, Kiara said that ‘Sometimes in life it may feel that we are walking on broken glass. Everyone of us was made to suffer.

228. Wet behind the ears: Very young or inexperienced. अनुभवहीन 

E.g. Sherry is too young to take up a full time job. She is still wet behind the ears to take up responsibilities.

229. Whale of a time : Enjoy yourself. आनंद लेना 

Eg. They have had whale of a time during their stay at a luxurious hotel in London.

 230. Work your fingers to the bone: To do extremely hard work.कठिन परिश्रम करना 

 E.g. It was a long and exhaustive day. I spend it working my fingers to the bone,and now I want to relax.

231. Throw a wrench in the works: To ruin a plan. योजना बर्बाद करना 

E.g. The financial support for the scheme was taken back, so that really threw a wrench in the works. 

232. To hit below the belt: To do unfair work. अनुचित कार्य करना 

E.g. Teena hit below the belt when she passed an insensitive comment to Sameer during her discussion with him.

233. X marks the spot : To show that something is located exactly here. सटीक स्थान को दर्शाना

E.g. He pointed to the exact location on the map and told her that X marks the spot.

234. X-rated: Not suitable for children. बच्चो के लिए उपयुक्त न होना 

E.g. The content of the book is ‘X-rated’, hence keep it away from children.

235. To hit the jackpot: To have a big success.बड़ी सफलता हासिल करना 

 E.g. Rashi hit the jackpot in the big contest. She won the cash price of Rs. 50 thousand and a round trip to Malaysia.

236. Yell bloody murder: Protest angrily and loudly, or scream in fear.डर से चिल्लाना या गुस्से में विरोध करना 

Eg. Everyone is yelling bloody murder. There is something wrong in our neighbourhood.

237. Yellow press: Popular and sensationalist newspapers.सनसनीखेज खबरे इस्तेमाल करने वाला अख़बार 

 E.g. The new tabloid is creating lots of sensation in the market. They are much better than the old ones which are just yellow press stuffed with advertisements and commercials.

238. Yellow streak : Cowardly about something. बुजदिली से 

E.g. You are strong guy, show some courage. Get rid of that yellow streak. 

239. Yellow-bellied: Coward.कायर 

E.g. He is too scared to stand up for her rights. He is a yellow-bellied fool 

240. Yeoman's service : Helpful, useful or efficient service.बहुत बड़ी सेवा या योगदान 

 E.g. The new guidelines for passport services look implausible. Thanks to our external affair minister for performing yeoman’s service.

241. Yesterday's man or Yesterday's woman: Someone, especially a politician or celebrity, whose career is over.जिसका वयवसाय ख़तम हो चूका हो 

Eg. Rajesh will never be able to make a comeback with his new project. He yesterday’s man and his next career move is retirement.

242. You are what you eat : To emphasise the importance of a good diet as a key to good health. (अच्छे आहार की महत्ता पर जोर देना ) 

Eg. Excessive dieting is not good for health. Eating healthy food and balance diet keep you fit. At the end of the day you are what you eat!

243. You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar: Easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.विनम्रता से वाद विवाद 

Eg. Riya advised her younger brother to just be polite and extra courteous when you ask for something at hostel. You know, you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

 244. You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family: To make the best of what you have, where you have no choice. ( कुछ अच्छा करने की कोशिश जहाँ कोई विकल्प न हो)

 E.g. You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. But in the majority of cases you can choose to make them your friends. Even though it can take some effort, it’s well worth it.

245. You can say that again: To agree strongly with what someone has said. किसी से पूर्णतः सहमत होना 

E.g. I agree with you completely when you said it was sumptuous and delicious meal .You can say that again!

246. To hold all the cards: To have a very strong advantage. कोई अवसर उपलभ्ध होना 

E.g. Jenny is boss’s favourite. She holds all the cards in our branch office. She even decides where the water dispensers are located and what kind of stationary we have.

 247. You can't have cake and the topping too: You can't have everything the way you want it. (जो चाहे वो न मिलना ) 

E.g. Be content with whatever from your ex-husband. Asking for you have received some more cash is simply not a good idea. You can’t have cake and the topping, too,

248. You can't have your cake and eat it: You can't have things both ways.सब कुछ एक साथ न मिल पाना 

E.g. Farida: I want to shed some weight, but I’m not willing to give up on junk food. Rishabh: You can’t have your cake and eat it.

249. You can't hide elephants in mouse holes: Some issues/problems/challenges cannot be hidden. (मुसीबतों से न भाग पाना) 

E.g. You can’t hide elephants in mouse holes. Be bold to face and deal with these problems.

250. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear: You can't do much to improve it. ( सुधार न पाना) 

Eg. He spends fortune on his clothes and accessories, but he still looks sloppy. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

251. You can't take it with you: It means to use up all you have before you die because it's no use to you afterwards. (जो भी हैं उसका भरपूर उपयोग करना, क्योंकि मरने के बाद उनका कोई काम नहीं है)

E.g. What’s the point of saving every single penny. Enjoy and spend on material things while you’re alive. You can’t take it with you.

 252. You can't teach an old dog new tricks: It is difficult to make someone change the way they do something when they have been doing it the same way for a long time.(लंबे समय से चली आ रही प्रथा या व्यक्ति को नहीं बदला जा सकता)

E.g. At the age of 80, you can’t expect your uncle to learn computer. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

 253. You can't unring a bell: Something has been done and can't be undone.गलती को न सुधर पाना 

E.g. You should have studied hard for your annual examination. It’s simply not worth regretting now. You can’t unring a bell.

254. You could have knocked me down with a feather: To be extremely surprised by something. (आश्चर्यचकित होना)

 E.g. I was so amused and surprised when I found out I had won the lottery that you could have knocked me down with a feather!

255. To hold/keep one's card close to one's chest: Be secretive.गुप्त रखना   

 E.g. Rahul never shares his plans with anyone, not even with his close friends. He is very cautious. He plays his cards close to his chest.

256. You reap what you sow: If you do bad things to people, bad things will happen to you, or good things if you do good things. [ जैसे को तैसा ( जो बोओगे वही पाओगे ) ]

 E.g. If you keep behaving shoddily with your friends, of course they drop you. As you reap what you sow in this life.

257. To look back: To think about someone or something in the past.अतीत के बारे में सोचना 

E.g. When I look back, I am astounded at all I have accomplished.

258. You're toast : To be in deep trouble. मुसीबत में होना 

 E.g. Ritesh (at the bar): “Oh, is it 3am already? My phone was on silent hence missed so many calls from my wife, I promised her that I’d back by 111” Jeo: “Oh, you’re toast! 

259. You've got rocks in your head: Someone who has acted with a lack of intelligence.(मूर्ख होना) 

E.g. John is real nut. He has rocks in his head. I don’t have rocks in my head – I’m just different.

260. Young Turk: A young person who is rebellious and difficult to control in a company,team or organization (विद्रोही और जिसको नियंत्रित करना मुश्किल हो )

Eg. It is difficult handle this new team. They ask for justification for everything. The young turks are acting up again.

261. Your belly button is bigger than your stomach: To take on more responsibilities than you can handle (उतनी जिम्मेदारी लेना जितनी संभाल न पाओ)

Eg. I wonder how you are going to manage all by yourself. Your belly button is bigger than your stomach. Looks like you have to involve another team member to accomplish the task before the deadline.

262. Your call : It's your decision ये तुहारा निर्णय ह 

 E.g. It is only your call that what should be done or what should not?

263. Your name is mud: Bad reputation.अपयश 

E.g. If you will not join the organization after taking the offer letter your name will be mud.

264. Your sins will find you out: Things you do wrong will become known.गलत काम सामने आना 

E.g. I warned you initially to not buy anything from his shop. He cheats his customers by selling duplicate stuff, and now he lost his business completely, truly said ‘your sins will find you out.

265. Zero tolerance: Non-acceptance of any crime, no matter how small or trivial. (किसी गलत काम को अनदेखा न करने की स्थिति)

E.g. Because of zero tolerance policy, Reema was expelled from school because she carried a mobile phone and was caught talking to someone during the class.

266. Zigged before you zagged: Things done in the wrong order.चीजों को गलत तरिके से करना 

E.g. I couldn’t figure out why she was so upset with me. Perhaps I zigged when should have zagged.

267. Zip it: To tell someone to be quiet. चुप कराना

E.g. “You’re so obnoxious John. Can’t you just zip it for a while ! I am just trying to listen to some important news”.

268. Zip your lip: Someone wants you to shut up or keep quite about something. ( रहने के लिए कहना )

E.g. Tve heard enough. Zip your lip!” hollered the class teacher.

269. Turned a deaf ear: To disregard or ignore.अनदेखा या अवहेलना करना 

E.g. How can a new leader just turn a deaf ear to their cries for food and shelter?

270. Take a back seat: To choose not to be in a position of responsibility. अधिकार या उत्तरदायित्व लेने से बचना 

E.g. Mr. Smith’s children have grown old enough to handle the responsibilities. He should take a back seat.

271. Tables are turned: The situation has changed giving the advantage to the party who had previously been at a disadvantage. ( परिस्थितियों को बदलना )

Eg. PV Sindhu turned the tables by playing a better game in the last set and won another medal for our nation.

272. Take someone under your wing: Look after them while they are learning something. (देखभाल करना)

E.g. During the initial classes, one of the older children usually takes a new girl or boy under his/her wing.

273. Take your medicine: Accept the consequences of something you have done wrong.( परिणाम भुगतना)

 E.g. I wasn’t really aware of the consequences initially. Now I know I did wrong,and I have to take my medicine.

274. Taste of your own medicine : You do something bad to someone that they have done to you to teach you a lesson. (किसी से सबक मिलना )

 E.g. Shabana talks too much, but yesterday she met someone who talked even more than she does, and she got frustrated. She finally got a taste of your own medicine.

275. The apple does not fall far from the tree : Offspring grow up to be like their parents.(अपने माता पिता जैसा होना ) 

E.g. Mom: I’m going for shopping!

Daughter: Me too! love shopping! Father: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. 

276. At odds: In dispute. झगडे में 

E.g. Shelly and her brother are always at odds over what to watch on TV. 

277. Bad blood: Bitter relations. कड़वे सम्बन्ध 

 E.g. There is bad blood between Sudha and her mother-in-law. Both of them couldn’t stand with each other!

278. At random: Aimlessly. बिना उद्देश्य के 

 E.g. You can take any card at random from the deck.

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