ENGLISH GRAMMAR - IDIOMS

IDIOMS
ENGLISH GRAMMAR - IDIOMS

LEARN IDIOMS

1. Couch Potato -

 Meaning:

A person who sits on the couch and watches too much television (T.V.)

एक व्यक्ति जो सोफे पर बैठता है और बहुत अधिक टेलीविजन (T.V) देखता है ।

Example:

  1. Riya is just like a couch potato who does not like any work which makes her tired.
  1. My brother is like a couch potato who does not has any important task/work  instead of watching television.

2. Use your noodle -

 Meaning:

It means to use one’s/your brain

 इसका अर्थ है अपने दिमाग का उपयोग करना है ।

 Example:

Using ones noodle is very important while playing chess.

3. Beat around the bush –

 Meaning:

Avoid speaking directly or about the main topic

सीधे या मुख्य विषय के बारे में बोलने से बचना ।

 Example:

It is important to speak frankly, instead of beating around the bush.

4. Hard nut to crack –

 Meaning:

difficult to understand (often used for a person)

 समझने में मुश्किल होना (अक्सर एक व्यक्ति के लिए उपयोग किया जाता है) ।

 Example:

He did no effort to do his work at all and wished to have everything on silver platter.

5. One smart cookie –

 Meaning:

An intelligent person 

एक बुद्धिमान व्यक्ति    

Example:

Bill Gates must be one smart cookie as he achieved whatever he wanted.

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6. A piece of cake –

 Meaning:

Very easy ( बहुत आसान )

Examples:

1.Chess is a piece of cake for grandmasters.

2.The biology test was like a piece of cake for me.

7. Once in a Blue moon

 Meaning:

Something which happens very rarely

कुछ ऐसा जो कभी कभार ही होता है ।

Example:

Rohan visits his grandparents once in a blue moon.

8. Many Moons ago –

A long time ago ( बहुत समय पहले )

Example:

The child met his parents many moons ago.

9. To go bananas –

 Meaning:

To become crazy ( पागल हो जाना )

Example:

I will go bananas if I won the competition.

10. Bring home the Bacon

 Meaning:

To earn money or to bring money at home

पैसे कमाना या घर में पैसा लाना ।

Example:

My parents work hard to bring home the bacon.

11. Have bigger fish to fry –

 Meaning:

Having more important things to do

अधिक महत्वपूर्ण चीजें हो करने के लिए ।

Example:

I was unable to attend dance practice as I had bigger fish to fry.

12. Like two peas in a pod –

 Meaning:

Very similar or nearly identical

बहुत समान या लगभग समान होना ।

Example:

Rina and Rinki are like two peas in a pod according to their behavior.

13. Bad apple

 Meaning:

A trouble maker

दिक्कत करने वाला या परेशान करने वाला ।

Example:

Meera should not cancel the plan just because of a bad apple.

14. As red as cherry –

 Meaning:

Very red ( बहुत लाल )

Example:

When everybody praised her intelligence, her cheeks became as red as cherry.

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15. Big cheese –

 Meaning:

An influential person 

एक प्रभावशाली व्यक्ति 

Example;

A big cheese is important for a company to succeed.

16. Eat like a horse –

 Meaning:

Eat in large quantities

 बड़ी मात्रा में खाना 

Example:

That man eats like a horse.

17. Egg head -

 Meaning:

An academic and a studious person

एक शैक्षिक और पढ़ाकू व्यक्ति 

Example:

After seeing his academic performance we can say that he must be an egg head.

18. Top banana –

 Meaning:

To be the chief or head person in a group or discussion

एक समूह या चर्चा में मुख्य या प्रमुख व्यक्ति होना ।

Example:

We should not leave the opportunity to become the chief person in a group.

19. On the top of the world –

 Meaning:

Proud of something

किसी बात पर गर्व करना 

Example:

After John became Grandmaster in the field of chess, other people think that he is on the top of the world.

20. Sour grapes –

 Meaning:

Pretending to dislike something you don’t have or can’t have

 आपके पास जो नहीं है या नहीं हो सकता है, उसे नापसंद करने का दिखावा करना ।

Example:

I do think her attitude towards a diamond ring is just simply sour grapes. 

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