Idioms Dictionary With Meaning and Sentences Part 19

By | April 26, 2019

Study of idioms and phrases is very important to learn the English language. We are providing 100 idiomatic expressions which can be said idioms examples. Through this idioms dictionary, you will learn idioms and phrases English. So if you are searching for  10 idioms and their meanings with sentences, 20 idioms with their meanings and sentences you are at the right place. These 1000 English phrases are going to prove the Oxford dictionary of English idioms. These can be downloaded as idioms and phrases pdf. So Enjoy this phrases list and use for idioms and phrases for SSC cgl pdf.


1.At first blush

Meaning: –at first sight

Use:- He fell in love with her at first blush.

2. In the same boat

Meaning: –in the same misfortune or circumstances

Use:-My friends and I are sailing in the same boat.

3. A bolt from the blue

Meaning: –a sudden and unexpected occurrence

Use:-The crash of the stock market was a bolt from the blue for him.

4. A bone of contention

Meaning: –a cause of the dispute

Use:-Property is the bone of contention between the two brothers.

5. To have a bone to pick with someone

Meaning: –to have something to say to someone which might cause a quarrel

Use:-He is rough and always has a bone to pick with one or the other.

6. A bookworm

Meaning: –a person who has an excessive love of reading books

Use:-lie spends most of his time in the library as he is a bookworm.

7. By leaps and bounds

Meaning: –with remarkable speed

Use:-India is making progress by leaps and bounds.

8. Homeward Bound

Meaning: – on the way home

Use:-As our cricket team did not reach the semifinals, it was soon homeward hound.

9. To Bowdlerise

Meaning: –to remove all the objectionable passages from a book (Thomas Rowdier in 1818 published an expurgated version of Shakespeare’s works)—hence the name)-

Use:-His speech was published after it had been bowdlerised.

10. To boycott

Meaning: –to avoid; to shun; to have no dealings with

Use:-Lala Lajpat Rai boycotted the Simon

11. Breach of promise

Meaning: –Failure to keep a promise to marry one to whom you are betrothed

Use:-She accused 1 Jhanda Singh of breach of promise.

12. One’s bread and butter

Meaning: –one’s means of livelihood

Use:-He earns his bread and butter by selling fruit.

13. His bread is well buttered

Meaning: –He is in fortunate circumstances

Use:-As his bread is well buttered; he does not care for expenses.

14. To breadwinner

Meaning: –one who provides the means of livelihood for himself and his family

Use:-Kuldeep is the breadwinner of his family.

15. To break in

Meaning: –to tame; to bring under control in a gentle manner

Use:-The lion was broken in with great difficulty.

16. To break the news

Meaning: –to reveal something unpleasant in a gentle manner

Use:- I don’t know how to break the news of his failure.

17. lb break the ice

Meaning: –to be the first to begin; to break the silence

Use:-Mohan broke the ice in this matter.

18. To make a clean breast of anything

Meaning: – to make a full confession)

Use:-He made a clean breast of having committed the theft. Rahul made a clean breast of his role in the conspiracy.

19. To breathe one’s last

Meaning: –to die

Use:-He breathed his last after a long illness.

20. To breathe freely again

Meaning: –to feel comfortable

Use:-She was able to breathe freely again after the death of her mother-in-law.

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