Most Important Idioms and Phrases With Answers For All Competitive Exams Part 9

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321. A bolt from the blue : Unexpected

322. In black and white : in writing

323. Bad blood : feeling of hatred

324. Kicked up a row : made a great fuss

325. Crossed swords : disagreed

326. Point-blank : directly

327. To burn the candle at both ends : work hard

328. By leaps and bounds : rapidly

329. In the red : in danger

330. The salt of the earth : kind

331. Once in a blue moon : rarely

332. Pore over : go through

333. Build castles in the air : Daydream

334. Cut no ice with me : had no influence on me

335. Took cue from : learnt acting

336. To bring to light : to reveal

337. Cope with : handle

338. At the eleventh hour : at the last moment

339. Ended in smoke : came to nothing

340. To have something up one’s sleeve : to have a secret plan

341. Takes after : resembles

342. Saw through : detected

343. By fits and starts : irregularly

344. Carrot and stick : reward and punishment

345. Left me in the lurch : abandoned me when I needed help

346. All at sea : puzzled

347. Under the thumb of : under control of

348. A man of letters : proficient in literary art

349. Turn up : appear

350. To pass away : die

351. Die hard : unwilling to change

352. Gift of the gab : Ability to speak impressively

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353. Stick to my guns : hold on to my decision

354. At the eleventh hour : at a late stage

355. Close shave : a narrow escape

356. Measure up : reach the level

357. Hand in glove : very intimate

358. Maiden speech : first speech

359. Leave her in the lurch : desert her

360. To put an end to : stop

 

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