IDIOMS AND PHRASES (ENLISH

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AFTERSCHO☺OL
– DEVELOPING CHANGE MAKERS CENTRE FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PGPSE PROGRAMME – World’ Most Comprehensive programme in social entrepreneurship & spiritual entrepreneurship OPEN FOR ALL FREE FOR ALL

IDIOMS AND PHRASES (ENLISH)
Dr. T.K. Jain.

AFTERSCHO☺OL
Centre for social entrepreneurship Bikaner M: 9414430763 tkjainbkn@yahoo.co.in www.afterschool.tk, www.afterschoool.tk

Splitting hairs
1. To remove hairs 2. To find small mistakes Answer : 2

To sow one’s wild oats
1. To sow seeds of wild trees 2. To engage in immoral and other lustful activities Answer : 2.

AN LIVE BRANCH
1. AN OFFER OF SURENDER 2. AN OFFER OF PEACE ANSWER : 2

BLIND DATE
1. THE DATE IS NOT DECIDED BUT AGREEMENT IS MADE TO MEET 2. YOU GO TO MEET A PERSON YOU DON’T KNOW ANSWER : 2.

CUT THE GORDIAN KNOT
1. TO SOLVE DIFFICULT PROBLEM 2. TO CUT AN IMPORTANT AGREEMENT ANSWER : 1.

WOLF IN SHEEP CLOTHING
1 A HYPOCRITE 2 A PERSON FEELING VERY HIGH COLD ANSWER 1.

TO BREAK THE ICE
1. TO BREAK AWKWARD SILENCE 2. TO BREAK INTO A FORLORN HOUSE ANSWER : 1.

A LADY’S HABIT
1. A VERY TALKATIVE PERSON 2. DRESS WORN BY LADIES IN RIDING ANS: 2.

CROCODILE TEARS
1. HYPOCRITICAL TEARS 2. USE OF DRUGS FOR CAUSING TEARS ANSWER : 1

A WHITE ELEPHANT
1. UNPROFITABLE POSSESSION 2. SOMETHING VERY VALUABLE ANSWER 1.

TO STRIKE OIL
1. TO HAVE A LUCKY SUCCESS 2. TO SEARCH OUT SOMETHING HIDDEN ANSWER : 1.

TO BURN A HOLE IN THE POCKET
1. SPEND MONEY QUICKLY 2. TO TEAR OFF CLOTH ANSWER 1.

TO BEGGAR DESCRIPTION
1. TO DESCRIBE THE BEGGING HABITS OF A PERSON 2. TO BE BEYOND DESCRIPTION ANSWER : 2.

BONE OF CONTENTION
1. SUBJECT OF DISPUTE 2. A BONE TAKEN AWAY BY TWO DOGS ANSWER : 1.

TO CALL A SPADE A SPADE
1. TO SPEAK PLAINLY WITHOUT MINCING WORDS 2. TO SPEAK ABOUT PLAYING CARDS ANSWER: 1.

KNIT ONE’S BROWS
1. TO PREPARE A GOOD GARMENT 2. TO FROWN ANSWER: 2.

TO PLAY DUCKS AND DRAKES
1. TO ENGAGE IN WATER SPORTS 2. TO WASTE ANSWER 2.

TO HANG IN THE BALANCE
1. TO BE UNDECIDED 2. TO BE CALCULATIVE ANSWER 1.

TO CRY OVER SPLIT MILK
1 TO FEEL SORRY FOR WHAT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED 2. TO SHOUT OVER SMALL MATTER ANSWER : 1.

TO BE BORN WITH SILVER SPOON
1. TO BE BORN IN A RICH FAMILY 2. TO BE BORN IN A POOR FAMILY ANSWER : 1.

TO CAST AN ASPERSION
1. TO BRING DISCREDIT TO 2. TO CAST A SPELL ON SOME PERSON ANSWER : 1.

BOOKWORM
1. SOMEONE WHO IS ALWAYS BUSY IN STUDIES 2. A DANGEROUS INSECT ANSWER : 1.

TO GILD A PILL
1. TO COVER A DISAGREEABLE THING WITH SOMETHING PLEASANT 2. TO OFFER A GOLDEN PILL ANSWER: 1.

TO KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE
1. TO DO 2 TASKS WITH ONE ATTEMPT 2. TO BE VIOLENT PERSON ANSWER : 1.

TO TURNOVER A NEW LEAF
1. TO CHANGE FOR BETTER 2. TO PLUCK A NEW LEAF FROM A TREE ANSWER 1.

TO TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS
1 . TO FIGHT WITH A DANGEROUS PERSON 2. TO FACE DIFFICULTY BOLDLY ANSWER : 2.

OTHER FISH TO FRY
1. MORE IMPORTANT WORK TO ATTEND TO 2. HAVING NO JOB ANSWER : 1.

ON THE KNEES OF GODS
1. UNCERTAIN 2. TO BE DEPENDENT ON LUCK ANSWER : 1.

WITHOUT FEAR AND FAVOUR
1. PARTIAL 2. IMPARTIAL ANSWER : 2.

PEN AND INK
1. IN WRITING 2. HUSBAND AND WIFE ANSWER : 1.

RED LETTER DAY
1. HOLIDAY 2. VERY IMPORTANT DAY ANSWER : 2.

FRENCH LEAVE
1. OFFICIAL LEAVE 2. UNOFFICIAL LEAVE ANSWER : 2.

SCAPEGOAT
1. ONE WHO IS MADE TO BEAR THE BLAME 2. ONE WHO IS HONOURED ANSWER : 1.

STEPPING STONE
1. SOURCE OF ADVANCEMENT 2. A MEANS FOR REACHING THE MASSES. ANSWER : 1.

THROUGH THICK AND THIN
1. UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES 2. MYRIAD COLLECTIONS ANSWER : 1.

YEOMAN’S SERVICE
1. VERY SHABY WORK 2. VERY GOOD WORK ANSWER : 2.

SMALL FRY
2. DISTURBING THING 3. AN ORDINARY PERSON ANSWER: 2.

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
1. RARELY 2. AS PER SCHEDULED MEETINGS ANSWER : 1.

EAGL EYED
1 KEEN SIGHTED 2. HAVING VERY LONG VISION ANSWER : 1.

NIP IN THE BUD
1. TO DESTROY IN THE BEGINNING 2. TO SUPPORT IN THE INFANCY ANSWER : 1.

TO SET THE THAMES ON FIRE
1. TO DO SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY 2. TO MAKE A BIG BOAST, WHEN ACTUALLY DOING NOTHING ANSWER : 1.

NOT WORTH HIS SALT
1. GOOD FOR NOTHING 2. VERY PRECIOUS ANSWER : 1.

MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE
1. TO HAVE MANY SOURCE OF INCOME 2. TO HAVE MANY REASONS FOR FIGHTING ANSWER : 1.

UTOPIAN SCHEME
1. UNPRACTICAL BUT IDEAL SCHEME 2. USELESS AND IMMORAL SCHEME ANSWER : 1.

DONKEY’S YEARS
1 LONG PERIOD OF TIME 2. VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME ANSWER 1.

PENNY WISE POUND FOOLISH
1. TO BOTHER ABOUT SMALL THINGS AND IGNORE BIG MATTERS. 2. TO BOTHER ABOUT BIG THINGS AND IGNORE SMALL MATTERS. ANSWER : 1.

BLACK OX
1. MISFORTUNE 2. FORTUNE ANSWER : 1.

NIGGER IN A WOOD PILE
1. SOMETHING THAT SPOILS GOOD THINGS 2. SOMETHING THAT ADDS VALUE TO SOMETHING ANSWER : 1.

TO PUT A SPOKE IN ONE’S WHEEL
1. TO OBSTRUCT ONE’S PROGRESS 2. TO HELP OTHERS ANSWER : 1.

SQUARE DEAL
1. UNFAIR DEAL 2. FAIR DEAL ANSWER : 2.

HERCULEAN TASK
1. A WORK REQUIRING SMALL EFFORTS 2. A WORK REQUIRING GREAT EFFORTS ANSWER : 2.

PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE
1. TO DO A WRONG THING 2. TO DO A RIGHT THING ANSWER : 1.

TO MAKE BOTH ENDS MEET
1. TO LIVE WITHIN ONE’S MEANS 2. TO LIVE BEYOND ONE’S MEANS ANSWER: 1

DIE IN HARNESS
1. DIE LIKE A DOG 2. TO DIE IN DOING ONE’S DUTY ANSWER : 2

HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD
1. DO THE RIGHT THING AT RIGHT TIME 2. DO THE RIGHT THING AT WRONG TIME ANSWER : 1.

TO MOVE HEAVEN AND EARTH
1 TO ENJOY THE LIFE 2. TO GO TO THE EXTREMES ANSWER : 2

TO HOLD WATER
1. TO STORE WATER 2. TO LOOK LOGICAL ANSWER : 2

FAIR WEATHER FRIEND
1. A FRIEND ONLY DURING PROSPERITY 2. A FRIEND DURING ADVERSITY ANSWER : 1.

BLACK SHEEP
1. UNFORTUNATE PERSON 2. BAD PERSON ANSWER : 2.

KITH AND KIN
1. RELATIVES AND FRIENDS 2. CHILDREN ANSWER : 1.

COLD RECEPTION
1. GOOD WELCOME 2. POOR RESPONSE ANSWER : 2.

WILD GOOSE CHASE
1. FRUITFUL EXERCISE 2. FRUITLESS EXERCISE

ANSWER : 2.

BED OF ROSES
1. COMFORT 2. DIFFICULT TIMES ANSWER: 1.

ADD FUEL TO FIRE
1. TO HELP SOMEONE 2. TO AGGRAVATE THE DIFFICULTY ANSWER : 2.

TO BLOW ONE’S OWN TRUMPET
1. TO BOAST 2. TO HELP OTHERS ANSWER : 1.

BOLT FROM THE BLUE
1. UNEXPECTED DISASTER 2. UNEXPECTED REWARDS ANSWER : 1.

MOTHER WIT
• 1. UNIVERSITY • 2. COMMONSENSE • ANSWER : • 2.

JUDAS KISS
1. NARROW ESCAPE 2. HYPOCRITICAL AFFECTION ANSWER : 2.

HALCYON DAYS
1. HAPPY AND PEACEFUL DAYS 2. DISTURBED DAYS (FULL OF STRUGGLE) ANSWER : 1.

TO PLAY POSSUM
1. TO PLAY HIDE AND SEEK 2. TO FEIGN IGNORANCE ANSWER : 2.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
1. TO MAKE FUSS 2. TO TAKE SOMETHING SERIOUSLY ANSWER : 1

TO CUT THE GORDIAN KNOT
1. TO UNDERTAKE OPENING CEREMONY 2. TO SOLVE A DIFFICULT PROBLEM ANSWER : 2.

TO KEEP A GOOD TABLE
1. TO HAVE AN ARTISTIC TASTE 2. TO PROVIDE LUXURIOUS FOOD ANSWER : 2.

TO SHOW CLEAN PAIR OF HEELS
1. TO REJECT 2. TO RUN AWAY ANSWER : 2.

A BIRD OF PASSAGE
1. AN UNRELIABLE PERSON 2. ONE STAYS FOR A SHORT TIME ANSWER: 2.

BAG OF BONES
1. AN EXTREMELY WEAK PERSON 2. A PERSON WHO IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE DIED ANSWER : 1.

TO PLAY TO THE GALLERY
1. TO TRY TO GET THE APPRECIATION FROM THE LEAST INTELLIGENT PERSONS IN THE SOCIETY 2. TO TRY TO GET THE APPRECIATION FROM THE MOST INTELLIGENT PERSONS IN THE SOCIETY ANSWER : 1.

TO EGG ON
1. TO INSTIGATE TO PROCEED FURTHER 2. TO DESTROY COMPLETELY BY SUDDEN ATTACK ANSWER : 1.

FABIAN POLICY
1. DICTATORIAL POLICY 2. POLICY OF CAUTIOUS PERSISTENCE ANSWER: 2.

TO CLEAN THE AUGEAN STABLES
1. TO PURGE THE ADMINISTRATION OF ITS ABUSES 2. TO IMPROVE THE WORKING CONDITION OF A DEPARTMENT. ANSWER : 1.

TO HAUL OVER THE COALS
1. TO WALK OVER THE FIRE 2. TO SCOLD FOR HAVING DONE SOMETHING WRONG ANSWER : 2.

TO REST ON ONE’S LAURELS
1. TO CEASE TO STRIVE FOR FURTHER GLORY 2. TO BE PROUD OF ONE’S VICTORY ANSWER : 1.

TO GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE
1. TO PUNISH AN INNOCENT PERSON 2. TO BE JUST TO A PERSON EVEN THOUGH HE DOESNOT DESERVE SUCH TREATMENT. ANSWER : 2.

ALL MOONSHINE
1. FAR FROM REALITY 2. POMP AND SHOW ANSWER : 1.

TO KNOW THE ROPES
1. TO KNOW THE PROCEDURE OF DOING THE JOB 2. TO BE ABLE TO RECOGNISE THE LOST THINGS ANSWER : 1.

TO KNUCKLE UNDER
1. TO SUBMIT 2. TO BE IN CRISIS ANSWER : 1

BROWN STUDY
1. PORNOGRAPHY STUDY 2. DEEP IN THOUGHT ANSWER : 2.

TO SEE PINK ELEPHANT
1. TO BE COWARDLY 2. TO SHOW COURAGE ANSWER : 2.

TIED TO APRON STRING
1. TO BE IN LOVE WITH SOME PERSON 2. TO BE DEPENDENT ON SOME PERSON ANSWER : 2.

WILDCAT STRIKE
1. STRIKE NOT APPROVED BY TRADE UNION 2. STRIKE NOT APPROVED BY MANAGEMENT / ENTREPRENEUR ANSWER : 1.

BE IN THE DOLDRUMS
1 TO BE IN HIGH SPIRITS 2. TO BE IN LOW SPIRITS ANSWR : 2

THE HEELS OF ACHILLIES
1. THE WEAK POINT IN A PERSON 2. TO RUN FAST ANSWER : 1.

WOOL GATHERING
1. ABSENT MINDED 2. RUSTIC PERSON ANSWER : 1.

KANGAROO COURT
1. TERRORISM 2. UNOFFICIAL COURT ANSWER : 2.

TO KEEP THE POT BOILING
1. TO MAINTAIN INTEREST 2. TO SHOW ANGER ANSWER : 1.

HOBSON’S CHOICE
1 OPTION OF TAKING THE ONE OFFERED OR NOTHING 2. THE BEST CHOICE OUT OF ALL THE CHOICES ANSWER : 1

FORLORN HOPE
1. A PLAN WITH NO CHANCE OF SUCCESS 2. A HOPE ABOUT A PLAN WHICH WILL DEFINITELY SUCCEED ANSWER : 1.

PRINTER’S DEVIL
1. BLUNDER 2. SMALL TYPING ERROR ANSWER : 2.

BLIND ALLEY
1. BLIND ROOM 2. UNPROFITABLE VENTURE ANSWER : 2

WITHIN AN ACE OF
1. WITH VERY GOOD REFERENCE (JACK) 2. VERY CLOSE ANSWER : 2.

ABOUT AFTERSCHO☺OL
Afterschoool conducts three year integrated PGPSE (after class 12th along with IAS / CA / CS) and 18 month PGPSE (Post Graduate Programme in Social Entrepreneurship) along with preparation for CS / CFP / CFA /CMA / FRM. This course is also available online also. It also conducts workshops on social entrepreneurship in schools and colleges all over India – start social entrepreneurship club in your institution today with the help from afterschoool and help us in developing society.

Why such a programme?
• To promote people to take up entrepreneurship and help develop the society • To enable people to take up franchising and other such options to start a business / social development project • To enable people to take up social development as their mission • To enable people to promote spirituality and positive thinking in the world

Who are our supporters?
• Afterschoolians, our past beneficiaries, entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs are supporting us. • You can also support us – not necessarily by money – but by being promotor of our concept and our ideas.

About AFTERSCHO☺OL PGPSE – the best programme for developing great entrepreneurs
• • • • • Most flexible, adaptive but rigorous programme Available in distance learning mode Case study focused- latest cases Industry oriented practical curriculum Designed to make you entrepreneurs – not just an employee • Option to take up part time job – so earn while you learn • The only absolutely free course on internet

Workshops from AFTERSCHO☺OL
• • • • • • • • • IIF, Delhi CIPS, Jaipur ICSI Hyderabad Branch Gyan Vihar, Jaipur Apex Institute of Management, Jaipur Aravali Institute of Management, Jodhpur Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar Pacific Institute, Udaipur Engineering College, Hyderabad

Flexible Specialisations:
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Components
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • Pedagogy curriculum and approach based on IIM Ahmedabad and ISB Hyderabad (the founder is alumnus from IIMA & ISB Hyderabad) Meditation, spiritualisation, and self development EsGotitial softwares for business Business plan, Research projects Participation in conferences / seminars Workshops on leadership, team building etc. Written submissions of research projects/articles / papers Interview of entrepreneurs, writing biographies of entrepreneurs Editing of journals / newsletters Consultancy / research projects Assignments, communication skill workshops Participation in conferences and seminars Group discussions, mock interviews, self development diaryng Mind Power Training & writing workshop (by Dr. T.K.Jain)

Pedagogy
• • • • • • • • • Case analysis, Articles from Harvard Business Review Quiz, seminars, workshops, games, Visits to entrepreneurs and industrial visits PreGotitations, Latest audio-visuals Group discussions and group projects Periodic self assessment Mentoring and counselling Study exchange programme (with institutions out of India) • Rural development / Social welfare projects

Branches
• AFTERSCHO☺OL will shortly open its branches in important cities in India including Delhi, Kota, Mumbai, Gurgaon and other important cities. Afterschooolians will be responsible for managing and developing these branches – and for promoting social entrepreneurs.

Case Studies
• We want to write case studies on social entrepreneurs, first generation entrepreneurs, ethical entrepreneurs. Please help us in this process. Help us to be in touch with entrepreneurs, so that we may develop entrepreneurs.

Basic values at AFTERSCHO☺OL
• • • • • • Share to learn more Interact to develop yourself Fear is your worst enemy Make mistakes to learn Study & discuss in a group Criticism is the healthy route to mutual support and help • Ask fundamental questions : why, when, how & where? • Embrace change – and compete with yourself only

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