20 Idioms With Their Meanings And Sentences

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List Of 20 Idioms With Their Meanings And Sentences

  1. A bolt from the blue

Meaning: Something quite unexpected

Example: The news of his father’s death came to him as a bolt from the blue.

  1. At sixes and sevens

Meaning: Scattered

 Example:  All the furniture in the room was at sixes and sevens.

  1. Cut and dry

Meaning: Already decided and fixed

Example:  No cut and dried policy will do here.

  1. Dead Language

Meaning: A language which is no longer in use

Example: Sanskrit is a rich language, but it is now a dead language.

  1. Fish out of water

Meaning:  In an uneasy situation

Example: When he came to the village, he felt like a fish out of water.

  1. Hit the nails on the head

Meaning:  Describe what is exactly right.

Example: Concerning the gentleman’s comments, I think he has hit the nail right on the head.

  1. In the seventh heaven

Meaning:   Extremely happy

Example: I was in the seventh heaven at the news of my son’s success.

  1. Jaundiced eye

Meaning:  Jealousy

Example:    He judged me with a jaundiced eye.

  1. Keep the wolf from the door

Meaning:   Keep away from extreme poverty

Example: He had to work to keep the wolf from the door.

  1. Maiden speech

Meaning:   First speech

Example: I congratulate him on his outstanding maiden speech.

  1. Nip in the bud

Meaning:  Destroy in the initial

Example:    All his hopes were nipped in the bud.

  1. Once in a blue moon

Meaning:  Very rarely

Example:   He comes here once in a blue moon.

  1. Over head and ears

Meaning:  Deeply

Example:   Joy is over head and ears in love.

  1. Play ducks and drakes

Meaning:  Squander

Example:    Do not play ducks and drakes with your parents earned money.

  1. Read between the lines

Meaning: Understand the significance

Example:    Try to read between the lines of the letter.

  1. Salt of the earth

Meaning: Ideal man

Example:    Men like Vasani are the salt of the earth.

  1. Snake in the grass

Meaning:  A hidden enemy

Example:    Beware of him, he is a snake in the grass.

  1. Turn over a new leaf

Meaning: Begin a new phase of life

Example:    After his failure he turned over a new leaf.

  1. Under lock and key

Meaning: safe

Example:    You must keep your valuables under lock and key.

  1. White elephant

Meaning:  A very expensive possession

Example:    I do not believe that this department is a white elephant of the govt.

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