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MOST PROBABLE IDIOMS & PHRASES FOR SSC EXAMS 2017 (CGL, CPO, CHSL)

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1. TURN TURTLE --- complete over- turn of a situation
2. GREASE THE PALM --- to bribe
3. PULL A FAST ONE --- play a trick
4. TO PLAY FAST AND LOOSE --- to act in an unreliable way
5. HOLD UP --- delay
6. TO CLIP ONE’S WINGS --- to deprive on of power
7. BEAR IN MIND --- remember
8. DONKEY’S YEAR --- a long time
9. GET THE SACK --- got dismissed
10. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT --- death sentence
11. BUTTON ONE’S LIPS --- stop talking
12. EVENING OF LIFE --- old age
13. AS DAFT AS A BRUSH --- extremely silly
14. TO BE IN A FIX --- in a difficult situation
15. A DROP IN A BUCKET --- a very insignificant amount
16. PUT UP THE SHUTTERS --- go out of business
17. CALL IN QUESTION --- challenge
18. CURRY FAVOUR --- seek favourable attention
19. STRAW IN THE WIND --- an indication of what might happen
20. STICK TO GUNS --- maintain own opinion
21. BEYOND THE PALE --- unreasonable or unacceptable
22. CATCH A TARTER --- to deal with a person who is more than one's match
23. CARRY THE BALL --- be in charge
24. COUCH POTATO --- a person who prefers to watch television
25. BUTT IN --- interrupt
26. DRESSING DOWN --- to give scolding
27. BURN YOUR BOATS --- do something that makes it impossible to return to the previous situation
28. OLD HEAD ON YOUNG SHOULDER --- to be wise beyond one's age.
29. A HOUSE OF CARDS --- an insecure scheme
30. A CUCKOO IN THE NEST --- an unwelcome intruder
31. BESIDE THE MARK --- not to the point
32. TO GET COLD FEET --- feared
33. CUT A SORRY FIGURE --- make a poor impression
34. DRIVE HOME --- emphasise
35. TO GIVE ONESELF AIRS --- behave arrogantly
36. SELLING LIKE HOT CAKES --- to have a very good sale
37. PULL TOGETHER --- work harmoniously
38. BE DOWN WITH --- suffering from
39. CALL ON --- pay a visit
40. AT MOON SHINE --- far from visit
41. TO TAKE TO HEART --- to be greatly affected
42. A ROUGH, VIOLENT, TROUBLESOME PERSON --- tartar
43. EVERY INCH A GENTLEMAN --- entirely
44. MAKE IT LIGHT --- treat lightly
45. PALED INTO INSIGNIFICANCE --- seemed less important
46. FOR KEEPS --- forever
47. HOPE AGAINST HOPE --- nurture an impossible hope
48. DRAG ONE’S FEET --- be reluctant
49. BEGGAR DESCRIPTION --- cannot be described
50. MAKE ROOM --- make space
51. IN THE RUNNING --- has good prospects in competition
52. FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES --- practically
53. TO ANGLE --- to fish
54. GATE CRASHER --- uninvited guest
55. FIT LIKE A GLOVE --- perfectly
56. CAT-NAP --- short sleep
57. PULL A LONG FACE --- look sad/ dejected
58. SHAKE OFF --- forget/ to get away from somebody who is chasing or following you.

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