Daily Practice Paper(19th SEPTEMBER)

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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