We have already published one post related with Idioms and Phrases. Now we are publishing the Practice Set 1 for those preparing for the Competitive exams and Recruitment Exams. Idioms and Phrases are also important for improving and decorating English Language.
Idioms and Phrases – Practice set 1
To hold water – to be relevant / to be sound
Your argument doesn’t hold water.
2. A sop to Cerberus – Ransom to an enemy
Instead of giving a sop to Cerberus, he informed the police.
3. A chip off the old block – Characteristics of one’s ancestors
From his attitude one thing is clear, he is a carrying a chip off the old block.
4. To take a leap in the dark – to do a hazardous thing without any idea of the result
He has taken a leap in the dark by joining the group of the smugglers.
5. To give/ get the bird – To send away
The father gave the bird to his son for higher education
6. To get cold feet – to be afraid
He got cold feet when he saw the shadow in the room.
7. A square peg in a round hole – A person unsuited to the position he gets
He got settled in Mumbai from a small village. There his condition was like a square in a round hole.
8. To be up and doing – To be actively engaged
He is up and doing in his new business.
9. To wrangle over an ass’s shadow – To quarrel over trifles
They are always engaged in wrangling over an ass’s shadow. They must behave sensibly now.
10. Pell- mell -In hurried disorder
When we reached home, we found the things in pell-mell.
11. Tall order – A formidable task
Completing this project was a tall order, but we did it in time.
12. To be rolling in money – Very rich
He is rolling in money. He can purchase this car.
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