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IDIOMS AND PHRASES

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AFTERSCHO☺OL
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CENTRE FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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IDIOMS AND PHRASES
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Dr. T.K. Jain.
AFTERSCHO☺OL
Centre for social entrepreneurship
Bikaner M: 9414430763
tkjainbkn@yahoo.co.in
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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.
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