Idioms and Phrases with Meanings and Examples PDF

Idioms and Phrases with Meanings and Examples Pdf!

Idioms appear in all languages and speakers use them to communicate ideas clearly and effectively. Here is a list of 50 useful idioms and phrases with meaning and examples, also download a pdf from the bottom.

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Idioms with Meaning and Examples

1.    Go to the dogs to become worse  After the death of his partner, their business went to the dogs.
2.    Go to the wall/Be driven to the wall/Be pushed to the wall to go bankrupt  Their business went to the wall due to bad management.
3.    Go too far  carry/take something too far carry/ take something to extremes (say too much about something)
4.    Go up in smoke be destroyed  Her dreams of becoming a doctor went up in smoke when she Could not get admission to a medical college.
5.    Go without saying used to mean that something is obvious  It goes without saying that you will be paid for the extra hours you work.
6.    Go/get oft/get away or escape scot-free /get off scot-free to avoid the punishment of doing something that deserves punishment  Criminals such as these can be allowed to get away scot-free.
7.    Go/Run to seed to stop looking healthy  He is not yet fifty, but the government seems to be going to seed.
8.    Golden age a period of success  The Muslims remember the golden age of their forefathers.
9.    Golden opportunity a very good chance to do or achieve something  Wise men avail themselves of golden opportunities.
10.  Good-for-nothing someone who is lazy and never does anything useful  Decent should get rid of those departments which are good-for-nothing.
11.  Green horn one who lacks experience  This man can easily be tricked as he is a green horn.
12.  Hair-breath escape/narrow escape/close call/close shave just to avoid danger  John had a narrow escape from being drowned.
13.  Hand in glove with closely linked with someone, especially in a bad or illegal activity  They suspect that some of the policemen are hand in glove with the robbers.
14.  Hard and fast fixed and not able to be changed  We will have to follow the hard and fast rules of this office.
15.  Hard up not having enough money  We were too hard up to buy new clothes.
16.  Hard/tough nut to crack a difficult problem or situation To win the race will be a tough nut to crack.
17.  Harp on something/ Harp on the same string talk too much about something  I am tired of hearing his harp on the same string.
18.  Have a bee in your bonnet to think or talk about sth all the time  Joe has got a bee in his bonnet about saving money.
19.  Have a finger in every pie many pies to meddle in every matter  America likes to have a finger in every pie of the world.

 

20.  Have a hand in to influence or be involved in something  I suspect John had a hand in this plot.
21.  Have a soft spot/corner for to feel a lot of affection for  She has always had a spot for her younger brother.
22.  Have an axe to grind to have an opinion or aim that you want other people to accept or consider  I have no political axe to grind.
23.  Have an iron / strong will / have a will of iron to have an extremely strong character  Our team has an iron will to win the match.
24.  Have something at one’s fingertips be completely familiar with something  This teacher has all the rules of grammar at his fingertips.
25.  Have too many/several irons in the fire to be involved in several different activities or have several plans  If you have several irons, in the fire, you can focus on none.
26.  Have/with one’s back to the wall be in a difficult situation  My back to the wall, I had to accept his proposal.
27.  Head and shoulders above the rest/others be much better at something than everyone else  Joe would be the next chairman of this office as he is head and shoulders above the others.
28.  Heart and soul completely  She loves her son heart and soul.
29.  High and mighty proud  Nobody likes him as he always tries to be high and mighty.
30.  High horse the attitude of stubborn arrogance  Do not ride the high horse and admit that you are wrong.
31.  Hobson’s choice a situation in which there is only one thing you can do  It is Hobson’s choice for you to obey your boss.
32.  Hold / Stand one’s ground/ hold one’s own to defend yourself, or to succeed in a difficult situation  Although he is new in this race, he seems to be holding his ground.
33.  Hold good / hold true be true or valid  This advice will hold good throughout your life.
34.  Hold in contempt hate  Joe has never held anyone in contempt
35.  Hold no brief for to not support or be in favor of  You should hold no brief for this criminal.
36.  Hold one’s head high/up to be very confident and proud  Those who do noble deeds can hold their heads high
37.  Hold one’s tongue to angrily tell someone to stop speaking  Hold your tongue and do not abuse him like that.
38.  Hold water seem to be true or reasonable  His excuse for coming a did not seem to hold water.
39.  Hope against hope to continue to hope for something even when it is unlikely to happen  Saleh waited all day, hoping against hope that Liza would come to him.

Also, Check this list of Proverbs

40.  Hue and cry a great noise  There was a great hue and cry in the a
41.  Ignorant of uninformed, unaware  We must not be ignorant of our activates.
42.  In a bad way in a poor state  Do not buy this house as it is in a bad way.
43.  In a bad way m a poor state  Do not buy this house as it is in a bad way
44.  In a fix be in difficulties  She was in a fix after the death of her husband.
45.  In a fix be in difficulties  She was in a fix after the death of her husband.
46.  In a nutshell in a short, clear way  To put it in a nutshell, the show was very exciting.
47.  In a nutshell in a short, clear way  To put it in a nutshell, the show was very exciting.
48.  In addition to as well as  John writes books in addition to teaching

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