Idioms and Phrases
(Q.1) Once in a blue moon:
Meaning - Something that happens very rarely
Sentence - Once in a blue moon, the blue jay can be seen in these parts of the forest.
(Q.2) Beating around the bush:
Meaning - Avoiding the main topic
Sentence - The President was beating around the bush when the citizens demanded a reason for the forgery of legal documents.
(Q.3) Chip on your shoulder:
Meaning - When someone is upset about something that happened a while ago
Sentence - He has a chip on his shoulder for being abandoned by his parents in his childhood.
(Q.4) Cry over spilt milk:
Meaning - Complaining about a loss or failure from the past
Sentence-He was mad because he couldn’t clear the cut off due to a silly mistake. But, then he realized there was no use crying over spilt milk and decided to become more careful.
(Q.5) Spill the beans:
Meaning - To disclose a secret
Sentence - The little one spilled the beans about the surprise vacation we had planned.
(Q.6) Piece of cake:
Meaning - Something that is easy to understand or do
Sentence - I thought that the problem would be tough, but it turned out to be a piece of cake!
(Q.7) Blessing in disguise:
Meaning - Something good and useful that did not initially seem that way
Sentence - His accident was a blessing in disguise because it gave him a lot of time to think about his life while he was recovering, and as a result, he made some important decisions that improved his life.
(Q.8) Come hell or high water:
Meaning - Possible obstacles in your path (will not stop you)
Sentence - I have decided that come hell or high water I will become an engineer.
(Q.9) Taste of your own medicine:
Meaning - When someone receives the same treatment, usually negative, that he/she gives to others
Sentence - She is always taunting others and hurting their sentiments. I just wish someone would give her a taste of her own medicine.
(Q.10) Golden handshake:
Meaning - A big sum of money given to a person when he/she leaves a company or retires
Sentence - The management of the company wanted to decrease their workforce. They offered a golden handshake to their aged employees.
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