Idioms and Phrases

Idioms and Phrases :

A big cheese- an important or a powerful person in a group or family

A bird’s eye view- a view from a very high place which allows you to see a large area

A bone of contention- something that people argue for a long time

A cock and a bull story- a story or an explanation which is obviously not true.

At the crack of the dawn- very early in morning

A cuckoo in the nest- someone in a group of people but not liked by them.

A litmus test- a method which clearly proves something

As the crow flies- measuring distance between two places in a straight line.

A dead letter- an argument or law not followed by anyone.

At the drop of the hat- u do something easily and without any preparation

An early bird- someone who gets early in the morning

An educated guess- a guess which was likely to get corrected

At the eleventh hour- be too late.

A queer fish- a strange person

A wakeup call- an event done to warn someone

A worm’s eye view- having very little knowledge about something

A witch hunt- an attempt to find and punish those who have options that are believed to be dangerous

At the heels of- to follow someone

A dish fit for Gods- something of very high quality

A game of two equal halves- a sudden change in circumstances

Afraid of one’s own shadow- to become easily frightened

Against the clock- to be in a hurry to do something before a particular time

Air one’s dirty laundry- to make public something embarrassing that should be kept secret.

All systems go- everything is ready.

An arm and a leg- a large amount of money

Appear out of now here- to appear suddenly without warning.

Apple of someone’s eye- someone loved very much.

Ask for the moon- to ask for too much.

Asleep at the switch- not to be alert on opportunity

At sixes and sevens- to be lost and bewildered

At someone’s beck and call- to be always ready to serve

At the bottom of the ladder- at the lowest level

A house of cards- a poor plan

At an arm’s length- to keep at a distance

At sixes and sevens- in disorder

A boon in disguise- a benefit in loss

A bull in a China shop- an awkward person

A red letter day- an important day

A nine days wonder- pleasure for a short time

A bit under the weather- falling ill

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