Idioms Dictionary With Meaning and Sentences Part 25

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.The Dole

Meaning: –money given in charity, and also allowances to the unemployed

Use:-The dole granted to the war widow is not sufficient.

2. To dole out

Meaning: –to give out in small quantities

Use:- A very small amount of money is being doled out to the flood victim. The government has doled out a small amount of money to be spent on education.

3. To darken one’s door

Meaning: –to pay a visit to one’s house

Use:-Yesterday, one of my old friends darkened my door.

4. Ups and downs

Meaning: –varying fortunes; changes and chances of life

Use:-Life is full of ups and downs.

5. Down and out

Meaning: –penniless, ruined

Use:-After loss in business, he is down and out.

6. Draconian legislation

Meaning: –very severe laws

Use:-The government passed Draconian legislation during the emergency.

7. To draw the longbow

Meaning: –to relate fantastic stories

Use:-He draws the long bow about his visit to America.

8. To draw the line at

Meaning: – to refuse to go beyond a certain limit

Use:- I have drawn the line and will not give you any more money.

9. To throw dust in one’s eyes

Meaning: – to try to deceive someone

Use:- He threw dust in the police’s eyes and ran away.

10. Dutch courage

Meaning: –bravery induced by alcoholic liquors

Use:-His Dutch courage has been of no use to him.

11. Eagle-eye

Meaning: –quick to discover; very discerning

Use:- Nothing can escape Mohan’s eagle-eye.

12. To set by the ears

Meaning: –to cause strife or incite to quarrel

Use:-The clever wife set her husband by the ears against his own brother.

13. To eat one’s words

Meaning: –to apologise; to take back what one has said

Use:-He spoke without thinking and had to eat his words later.

14. A bad egg

Meaning: –a worthless person

Use:-Satvinder is a bad egg in the whole class.

15. To egg on

Meaning: –to spur on to further action

Use:-He egged me on to talk to the officer, but I was hesitant.

16. Do not put all your eggs in one basket

Meaning: –Do not stake all your money on a single industry; Spread your resources over a variety of transactions

Use:-By purchasing the shares of one company, he has put all his eggs in one basket.

17.  A white elephant

Meaning: –a useless possession which is extremely expensive to keep

Use:-His imported car is a white elephant for him.

18. At the eleventh hour

Meaning: –at the last moment

Use:- I reached the railway station at the eleventh hour and caught the train.

19. Give him an inch he’ll take an ell

Meaning: –He will abuse his privilege and take great liberties

Use:-Don’t give him any concession, for if you give him an inch, he’ll take an all.

20. Elysian happiness

Meaning: –a state of perfect bliss

Use:-The period of a few months after marriage was Elysian happiness for him.

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