23 Mar

More than 1000 Idioms and Phrases – Imp for SSC, UPSC, IBPS, etc. (PDF)

Check out the list of more than 1000 Idioms and Phrases that are most commonly asked in all the government exams such as SSC CGL, UPSC, FCI, IBPS PO/SO/Clerk, PSU exams, RBI, Insurance exams, etc.

You can easily score good marks in English. All you need is to give some time to prepare the topics.

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Update: You can check out some Idioms and phrases below:

1. A Chip on Your Shoulder :
Being angry about something that happened in the past; a grudge.
2. A Dime a Dozen :
When something is extremely common and simple to acquire.
3. A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted :
It’s easy for someone acting foolish to lose his/her money through carelessness or by being tricked.
4. A Piece of Cake :
A task that is simple to complete; similar to the common phrase “as easy as pie.”
5. An Arm and a Leg
Something that is extremely expensive; an idiom meaning the price paid was costly, excessively so.
6. All Greek To Me
When something is incomprehensible due to complexity.
7. Back to Square One
To go back to the beginning; a popular saying that suggests a person has to start over.
8. Back To the Drawing Board
Similar to the phrase above, it means starting over again from a previously failed attempt.
9. Barking Up The Wrong Tree
To make a wrong assumption about something.
10. Beating Around the Bush
Avoiding the main point; a common phrase meaning a person is failing to get to the bottom line.
11. Beating a Dead Horse
Something that is seen as futile; a popular saying used to describe how bringing up older issues that have already been resolved is pointless.
12. Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Being faced with two difficult choices; a dilemma.
13. Break The Ice
Breaking down a social stiffness or awkwardness.
14. Burst Your Bubble
To ruin someone’s happy moment or mood, usually by telling them disappointing news or information.
15. Close But No Cigar
Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end.
16. Cry Over Spilt Milk
One shouldn’t worry over things that have already happened and that cannot be changed.
17. Cry Wolf
Lying; a common phrase meaning someone is calling for help when it’s not really needed.
18. Cup Of Joe
A cup of joe is an American nickname for a cup of coffee.
19. Curiosity Killed The Cat
An idiom meaning mind your own business, as too much poking and prodding could lead to harm.
20. Cut The Mustard
Meeting expectations; used as a way to describe how someone one has met the required standards that were set.
21. Cut To The Chase
To get to the point, leaving out all of the unnecessary details. Similar to popular sayings such as “beating around the bush.”

See Also:

1) 100 One Word Substitutes – Most Commonly Asked [For SSC, IBPS, RBI, Insurance, etc.] PDF

2) More than 1000 One Word Substitutions – Useful for SSC, IBPS, UPSC, etc.(PDF)

These Idioms and Phrases are not just useful for competitive exams but they are also very helpful in day to day life English conversations.

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More than 1000 One Word Substitutions – Useful for SSC, IBPS, UPSC, etc.(PDF)

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