Friday, August 1, 2014

Important idioms and phrases for SBI P.O.

1. Like a fish out of water - In a strange situation
2. Smell a rat - Suspect something foul
3. Read between the lines - Understand the hidden meaning
4. Tooth and Nail - With all of one’s power
5. Spread like wild fire - Spread quickly
6. Hit the nail on the head - Do or say the exact thing
7. Burn the midnight Oil - Work or study hard
8. Under his thumb - Under his control
9. With a high hand - Oppressively
10. Gain ground - Become popular
11. By leaps and bounds - Rapidly
12. Make off with - To run away with
13. Pass away - to die
14. To cry for the moon - Ask for the impossible
15. To make a pig of oneself - To over-eat
16. Donkey’s years - Very long time
17. To pull one’s leg - to joke; tease
18. To keep one’s fingers crossed - to hope fervently
19. To eat humble pie - To apologize in a humble manner
20. To fight a losing battle - Struggle without hope of success
21. A deadlock - A position when no progress can be made
22. A daredevil - A person who does not care for any consequences
23. Once in a blue moon - Very rarely
24. At a premium - Difficult to get or obtain
25. To play the game - To act honestly