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Online Class by

Satyadhar Joshi

Idioms and Phrases

  • List of Idioms and Phrases
  • Idiomatic Phrasal Verbs
  • Idioms with comparison
  • Comparison with like
  • Verbs
  • Applications in various areas of AWA and RCs
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • This class is important for essay writing
  • Also important for the new GRE which will use them more than the current GRE
  • And MBA entrance exams where you application of these idioms
  • Furthermore in the reading comprehension these are used to conclude or start the paragraphs
  • Thus very important part of the exam preparations
list of idioms part a
List of Idioms: Part A
  • All sixes and sevens
  • Between scylla and charybdis (between devil and deep sea)
  • Cat’s paw = A person used a tool by another person
  • To catch a tartar = To attack one who turns out to be stranger than expected
  • Dutch courage = Courage or bravado brought about the wine
  • Hosbon’s choice = The pretence of a choice, a choice which is actually not a choice
  • Far cry = remote from
  • Jaundiced mind = A prejudiced mind
  • The last straw = A single event when combined by others caused a big loss
  • Keep abreast of = to keep oneself informed
  • To look before on leaps= To consider all circumstances before taking action
list of idioms part b
List of Idioms: Part B
  • The last straw
  • To look before one leaps
  • To mince matters = to state bluntly
  • Penny wise and pound foolish =
  • A rainy day = A period of financial distress
  • To rest on one’s laurels = To bask ones past glory
  • To sow one’s wild oats = To lead a dissipated life in one's youth
  • Storm in teacup = great excitement for a trivial matter
  • A swan song = The last performance of a great man
  • To throw down the gauntlet = To challenge someone
meaning of some the idioms
Meaning of some the Idioms
  • At six or seven = in the state of confusion
  • Back stair influence = Improper Influence
  • Beat a retreat = to withdraw quickly
  • To bid one’s time= wait patiently
  • A bold from the blue= An unexpected calamitous blow
  • To burry the hatchet= To forget the past
idioms with comparison
Idioms with comparison
  • As cool as cucumber = calm and controlled
  • As bald as coot = completely bald
  • As blind as bat
  • As bold as brass
  • As clear as mud
  • As fit as fiddle = in good physical condition
  • As near as dammit
  • As pleased as punched = delighted
  • As tough as old boots
  • As true as steel
comparison with like
Comparison with Like
  • Like a bear = bad tempered
  • Like a bull in china shop = clumsy and rough mannered
  • Like a cat on hot bricks = restless and nervous
  • Like a clapper = with great energy and speed
  • But out like a light = fall quickly into deep sleep
  • Drink like fish = drink large quantities of alcohol
  • Like a shot = immediately
  • Get on like a house on fire = friendly and compatible
  • Work like a Trojan = work very hard
  • Throw one over = get rid of
  • Hang upon = to depend upon
  • E-rater
  • MBA exams
  • In essays
  • Makes Reading comprehension easy
  • A brief introduction to idioms
  • Quick revision
  • For any doubts email me at
  • For more details check out
  • ChandreshAgrawal CAT Hardcover Indore