Idioms Dictionary With Meaning and Sentences Part 24

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.In Davy Jones’s locker

Meaning: –drowned, at the bottom of the sea

Use:-He got in Davy Jones’s locker when swimming.

2. He has seen better days

Meaning: –He was once prosperous

Use:-He is bankrupt, but he has seen better days.

3. Evil days

Meaning: –a period of Misfortune

Use:-I have fallen on evil days. You should face these evil days bravely.

4. To gain or win the day

Meaning: –to be victorious

Use:-Our hockey team has won the day.

5. Halcyon days

Meaning: –a time when there are peace and happiness in the land

Use:-During the reign of Harsh Vardhan India witnessed its Halcyon days.

6. Dead beat

Meaning: –quite exhausted

Use:-After the long journey, I am dead beat.

7. Dead Broke

Meaning: –Penniless

Use:-Gambling made him dead broke.

8. To run a dead heat

Meaning: –a race in which the contestants came in together

Use:-It was a dead heat race and the winner was judged with the help of video replay.

9. A dead letter

Meaning: –something which no longer exists

Use:-In some parts of India Sati system is still not a dead letter.

10. To step into dead man’s shoes

Meaning: –to come into an inheritance; to succeed someone who died

Use:-He has stepped into the dead man’s shoes and is managing his father’s business.

11. To give the devil his due

Meaning: –give a person credit for his good qualities however worthless he may be

Use:- He is mischievous, but to give the devil his due he is intelligent also.

12. Go to the devil

Meaning: Be off

Use:- Go to the devil, and don’t disturb me.

13. Devil’s playthings

Meaning: –playing cards

Use:-He has been ruined by Devil’s playthings.

14. Devil’s Bones

Meaning: –Dice

Use:- In the past, a kind of gambling was played with Devil’s bones.

15. To be between the devil and the deep sea

Meaning: –to be faced with two dangerous situations, each of which is to be dreaded as much as the other

Use:- I will be ruined both ways; I am between the devil and the deep sea.

16. To be on the horns of a dilemma

Meaning: –to be in such a position that it is difficult to decide what to do

Use:-I am on the horns of a dilemma whether I should lend him money or not.

17. Give a dog a bad name and hang him

Meaning: –Once a person loses his reputation, he is likely to be blamed for the misdeeds of other

Use:-He is not guilty, but the opposition parties are trying to give a dog a bad name and hang him.

18. To be a dog in the manger

Meaning: –to prevent others from using what one cannot use’ oneself; to be selfish

Use:-He neither plays himself nor lets others play. He is a dog in the manger.

19. Every dog has his day

Meaning: –Sooner or later; everyone has his share of good fortune

Use:-From a clerk, he has become an officer. Every dog has his day.

20. To be in the doldrums

Meaning: –to be in low spirits; to be out of sorts

Use:-After losses in business Mahinder is in doldrums.

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