English Grammar Idioms -1
What is Idioms?
A sentence whose meaning is not clear from the meaning of its individual words and which must be learnt as a whole unit.
List of Idioms :
1.A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush:
Ans : Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.
2. A Blessing In Disguise:
Ans: Something good that is not recognized at first.
3. A Chip On Your Shoulder:
Ans : Being upset for something that happened in the past.
4. Back Seat Driver:
Ans : People who criticize from the sidelines, much like someone giving unwanted advice from the back seat of a vehicle to the driver.
5. Back To Square One:
Ans : Having to start all over again.
6. Back To The Drawing Board:
Ans : When an attempt fails and it is time to start all over.
7. Bakers Dozen:
Ans : Thirteen.
8. Barking Up The Wrong Tree:
Ans : A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve.
9. Cant Cut The Mustard :
Ans : Someone who is not adequate enough to compete or participate.
10. Cast Iron Stomach:
Ans : Someone who has no problems, complications or ill effects with eating anything or drinking anything.
11. Charley Horse:
Ans : Stiffness in the leg / A leg cramp.
12. Chew someone out:
Ans : Verbally scold someone.
13. Chip on his Shoulder:
Ans : Angry today about something that occurred in the past.
14. Chow Down:
Ans : To eat.
15. Close but no Cigar:
Ans : To be very near and almost accomplish a goal, but fall short.
16. Cock and Bull Story:
Ans : An unbelievable tale.
17. Dark Horse:
Ans : One who was previously unknown and is now prominent.
18. Dead Ringer:
Ans : 100% identical. A duplicate.
19. Devils Advocate:
Ans : Someone who takes a position for the sake of argument without believing in that particular side of the argument. It can also mean one who presents a counter argument for a position they do believe in, to another debater.
20. Dog Days of Summer:
Ans : The hottest days of the summer season.