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SSC English Free study Material: Idioms & Phrases (Set-3)

Nov 9, 2017 19:06 IST
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    Idioms and phrases is always an important topic from English language section of every SSC exams. Inquired questions are always based on old sayings and phrases used in daily life. 2-3 questions are asked in every SSC exam out of this topic. It does demand higher skills or rigorous practice from you. You can memorize and recall the meaning of phrases by reading them only at once.

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    In this article, we have shared a list of 50 idioms & phrases those are exigent from the exam point of view. Let us traverse each one of them and get prepared for the upcoming exam. These are important not only in SSC exams but also for other government jobs exams.

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    1) Flash in the pan- Something that shows potential or looks promising in the beginning but fails to deliver

    2) Flea market- A swap meet. A place where people gather to buy and sell inexpensive goods

    3) Flesh and blood- This idiom can mean living material of which people are made of, or it can refer to human nature

    4) Flip the bird- To raise your middle finger at someone

    5) Foam at the mouth- To be enraged and show it

    6) Fools’ Gold- Iron pyrites, a worthless rock that resembles real gold

    7) Foot the bill- Bear expenses

    8) For good- Permanently, forever

    9) For once- This one time, for only one time

    10) For sure- Without doubt

    11) For the time being- Temporarily

    12) Free and easy- Natural and simple

    13) French kiss- An open mouth kisses where tongues touch

    14) From now on- From this time into the future

    15) From rags to riches- To go from very poor to being very wealthy

    16) Fuddy- duddy- An old-fashioned and foolish type of person

    17) Full Monty- This idiom can mean either, “The whole thing” or “Completely nude”

    18) Funny farm- A mental institutional facility

    19) Gall and wormwood- Source of irritation

    20) Get down to brass tacks- To become serious about something

    21) Get over it- To move beyond something that is bothering you

    22) Get up on the wrong side of the bed- Someone who is having a horrible day

    23) Get your walking papers- Get fired from the job

    24) Gird up the loin- To be ready

    25) Give and take- Compromise, cooperation between people

    26) Give him the slip- To get away from, to escape

    27) Give in- Surrender

    28) Go down like a lead balloon- To be received badly by an audience

    29) Go for broke- To gamble everything you have

    30) Go out on a limb- Put yourself in a tough position in order to support someone/ something

    31) Go the extra mile- Going above and beyond whatever is required for the task at hand

    32) Good Samaritan- Someone who helps others when they are in need, with no discussion for

    33) Graveyard shift- Working hours from about 12:00 am to 8.00

    34) Great minds think alike- Intelligent people think like each other

    35) Green room- The waiting room, especially for those who are about to go on a TV or radio show

    36) Gut feeling- A personal intuition you get, especially when feel something may not be right

    37) Had better- Should, ought to, be advisable to

    38) Hand a gloves- Very intimate friends

    39) Hard and fast- Certain

    40) Hard of hearing- Partially deaf, not able to hear well

    41) Haste makes waste- Quickly doing things results in a poor ending

    42) Hat Trick- When one player scores three goals in the same hockey game.

    43) Haughty and naughty- Arrogant and naughty

    44) Have an axe to grind- To have a dispute with someone

    45) Have got- To have, to possess

    46) Have got to- Must (also: have to)

    47) He lost his head- Angry and overcome by emotions

    48) Head and shoulder- Superior

    49) Head over heels- Very excited and/ or joyful, especially when in love

    50) Heart and soul- With full devotion

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