Idioms and Phrases in English Notes PDF

Idioms and Phrases in English Notes PDF Hello students, today’s topic is very important, in this article we are sharing Idioms and Phrases in English Notes which is based on ssc and bank question papers asked in previous years.

Idioms and Phrases in English Notes

Students, if you are preparing for competitive exams like SSC CHSL, CGL, CPO, Clark, Bank etc. then these Idioms and Phrases in English Notes are important for you. About 3-4 questions are asked from Idioms and Phrases which you can remember from the pdf notes given in this article.

Idioms and Phrases are a matter of memorizing which you can do by targeting on a daily basis.


Idiom and Phrases हिन्दी में अर्थ Meaning in English
1. Achilles’ heels कमजोर पक्ष A small but fatal weakness.
2. Add fuel to fire आग में घी डालना To make a matter worse.
3. An arm chair job आसान एवं अच्छी आय वाली नौकरी Good income job with high comfort.
4. An axe to grind स्वार्थ से भरा उद्देश्य Something done for selfish reasons.
5. An iron-will दृढ़ इच्छा शक्ति Strong will power.
6. An old flame पुराना प्यार A person, one had a romantic relationship with, in the past.
7. An old head on

young shoulders

अपनी उम्र से ज्यादा समझदार होना A child or young person who thinks and talks like an older and experienced person.
8. An olive branch शंति निवेदन Peace request /peace treaty.
9. Apple of discord झगड़े का करण Matter of dispute.
10. Apple of one’s eye दुलारा, प्यारा Very lovable/dearest one.
11. Apple-pie-order बिल्कुल ठीक हालत में In good condition
12. At a loss निर्णय न ले पाना To be unable to decide.
13. At a pinch समस्या में होना In a trouble.
14. At arm’s length दूर रखना (दोस्ती न रखना) Avoid becoming too friendly.
15. At daggers drawn कट्टर दुश्मनी होना T have bitter enmity
16. At ease चिन्ता रहित Free from pain and anxiety.
17. At one’s finger’s ends पूर्ण जानकारी होना To have complete knowledge.


      Idiom and Phrases हिन्दी में अर्थ Meaning in English
18. At one’s wit’s end चकित Puzzled/confused/ perplexed.
19. At sixes and sevens अस्त व्यस्त In disorder.
20. At stake दाव पर At risk and insecure.
21. Bad blood शत्रुता Enmity/ bitter relations.
22. Bag and baggage बोरिया – बिस्तर समेत With all belongings.
23. Baker’s dozen संख्या में तेरह Thirteen in number
24. Be born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth धनी परिवार में पैदा होना To be born in a rich family. spoon in one’s mouth
25. Be in the driving seat सारी जिम्मेदारी का भार उठाना Bearing all responsibilities
26. Bear the brunt of परिणाम भुगतना To bear the main part of something unpleasant
27. Beat about the bush घुमा – फिरा कर बातें करना To talk in a roundabout manner/ circumlocution.
28. Beat black and blue अत्यधिक पिटाई करना Beating mercilessly.
29. Beat hollow काफी आसानी एवं बुरी तरह से पराजित करना To defeat thoroughly and convincingly.
30. Beck and call आज्ञा में रहना Ready to obey order instantly.
31. Bed of roses आनंद से भरपूर Pleasant situation of comfort.
32. Bed of thorns दुःख एवं तकलीफ से भरपूर A situation of extreme difficulty.
33. Beggar description अवर्णनीय A person with no resource.
34. Bell the cat जोखिम उठाना Taking first step at personal


      Idiom and Phrases हिन्दी में अर्थ Meaning in English
35. Carry the coal to new castle बेवजह मेहनत करना Spending time and energy in doing something that is useless and wastage of energy.
36. Cast pearls before swine a बंदर के हाथ में नारियल (किसी वस्तु को ऐसे व्यक्ति को देना जो उसका मूल्य न समझे) A right thing in a wrong hand.
37. Castles in the air हवाई किला बनाना Day dream/ a hope or desire unlikely to be realized.
38. Cat and dog life कलहपूर्ण जीवन Troublesome life.
39. Catch a tartar शत्रु या बहुत बड़ी परेशानी से सामना होना To grapple with a unexpectedly formidable opponent.
40. Cat’s paw निजी स्वार्थ के पूर्ति में जिस व्यक्ति का प्रयोग किया जाए A person used by another as a dupe or tool.
41. Chew the cud मनन करना To ponder over / meditate.
42. Chicken hearted कायर Lacking courage / cowardly.
43.Cock-and-bull story मनगढ़ंत कहानी A concocted story.
44. Crocodile tears दिखावटी आँसू False site
45. Dance to one’s tune हुक्म का पालन करना Obeying one’s order.
46. Dark horse जो अप्रत्याशित रूप से जीत जाए One who wins unexpectedly.
47. Dead letter कानून, जो कभी लागू था लेकिन अब लागू नहीं है। A law or ordinance that is no longer enforced.
48. Damocles’ sword सिर पर मंडराता खतरा Constant threat.
49. Die a dog’s death लज्जाजनक मौत मरना To die a shameful death.


      Idiom and Phrases हिन्दी में अर्थ Meaning in English
50. Die in harness अपने कार्यविधि के दौरान ही मृत्यु होना Die while in service.
51. Dog in the manger जो दूसरो को उस सुख का भोग करने नहीं देता है जो उसके किसी काम का नहीं A person who prevents others from enjoying what he cannot.
52. Donkey’s years काफी समय बाद A long time.
53. Draw a line. मर्यादा तय करना Set a limit.
54. Duck in a thunder storm व्यथा में In a painful condition.
55. Eagle eyed तेज नजर वाला With keen eye sight
56. Eat humble pie शर्मीन्दगी झेलना To apologize.
57. Eat one’s words शब्द वापस लेना Take a statement back.
58. Elbow room काम करने की स्वतंत्रता Sufficient scope to move or function.
59. End in smoke कोई परिणाम न निकालना Come to nothing.
60. Escape one’s lips बोल जाना Speak unintentionally or unexpectedly.
61. Fabian policy सावधानीपूर्ण मन्दगति नीति Deliberate slow policy/ policy of delaying decisions.
62. Fair and square निष्पक्ष In an honest way.
63. Fair sex नारी जाति Women.
64. Fair weather friend मुसीबत में साथ न Selfish friends who are with us

Idioms And Phrases For Gov Jobs

  1. Decked up – put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
  2. Doing the rounds – to be passed from one person to another
  3. Between the cup and the lips – On the point of achievement
  4. A damp squib – Complete failure
  5. Put off – an evasive reply, to delay doing something, especially because you do not want to do it
  6. A dime a dozen – Anything that is common and easy to get
  7. Cast iron stomach– Someone who has no problems, complications or ill effects with eating anything
  8. A mare’s nest– A false invention
  9. Takes a beating – to be damaged because of performing badly or being criticized
  10. A chip on your shoulder – Being upset for something that happened in the past
  11. A toss-up – A result that is still unclear and can go either way
  12. An iron hand – By force
  13. A taste of your own medicine – When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others
  14. At the drop of a hat – Willing to do something immediately
  15. A man of straw – A weak person
  16. Bite your tongue – To avoid talking
  17. An eyewash – A pretence
  18. At sixes and seven– Persons who are having different opinions
  19. Bite off more than you can chew – To take on a task that is way too big to handle
  20. Can’t cut the mustard– Someone who isn’t adequate enough to compete or participate
  21. Call a spade a spade– Straight talks
  22. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch– Don’t rely on it until you sure of it
  23. Dog days of summer– The hottest day of the summer season
  24. Ever and anon– Now and then, occasionally
  25. Field day– An enjoyable day or circumstance
  26. Bits and Pieces– small things of different types
  27.  Kick the bucket– Die
  28. Know the ropes– To understand the details
  29. Latin and Greek– Unable to understand
  30. Like a chicken with its head cut off– To act in a frenzied manner, crazily

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