Idiom and Phrase for UPSC EPFO- Most Important Pdf

An idiom is a phrase where the words together have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words.

An idiom is a phrase or expression that typically presents a figurative, non-literal meaning attached to the phrase; but some phrases become figurative idioms while retaining the literal meaning of the phrase. Categorized as formulaic language, an idiom’s figurative meaning is different from the literal meaning.

Idiom and Phrase starting with :- ” A ”

A Blessing in disguise:Something good that isn’t recognized at first
A chip on your shoulder:Being upset about something that happened in the past.
A dime a dozen:Anything that is common and easy to get.
A Doubting Thomas:A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something
A Drop in the Bucket:A very small part of something big or whole.
A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted:It’s easy for a foolish person to lose his/her money.
A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand:Everyone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out
A Leopard Can’t Change His Spots:You cannot change who you are.
A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned:By not spending money, you are saving money (little by little).
A Picture Paints a Thousand Words:A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words.
A Piece of Cake:A task that can be accomplished very easily.
A Slap on the Wrist:A very mild punishment.
A Taste Of Your Own Medicine:When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others
A Toss-Up:A result that is still unclear and can go either way
Actions Speak Louder Than Words:It’s better to actually do something than just talk about it.
Add Fuel To The Fire:Whenever something is done to make a bad situation even worse than it is.
Against The Clock:Rushed and short on time.
All Bark And No Bite:When someone is threatening and/or aggressive but not willing to engage in a fight
All Greek to me:who cannot read, speak, or understand
All In The Same Boat:When everyone is facing the same challenges
An Arm And A Leg:Very expensive. A large amount of money.
An Axe To Grind:To have a dispute with someone.
Apple of My Eye:Someone who is cherished above all others.
As High As A Kite:Anything that is high up in the sky
At The Drop Of A Hat:Willing to do something immediately.
Idiom and Phrase stating with alphabet ” A”

Idiom and Phrase starting with:- ” B “

Back Seat Driver:People who criticize from the sidelines, much like someone giving unwanted advice
from the back seat of a vehicle to the driver.
Back To Square One:Having to start all over again.
Back To The Drawing Board:When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over
Baker’s Dozen:Thirteen.
Barking Up The Wrong Tree:A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve
Beat A Dead Horse:To force an issue that has already ended.
Beating Around The Bush:Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.
Bend Over Backwards:Do whatever it takes to help. Willing to do anything.
Between A Rock And A Hard Place:Stuck between two very bad options
Bite Off More Than You Can Chew:To take on a task that is way too big.
Bite Your Tongue:To avoid talking.
Blood Is Thicker Than Water:The family bond is closer than anything else.
Blue Moon:A rare event or occurrence
Break A Leg:A superstitious way to say ‘good luck’ without saying ‘good luck, but rather the opposite.
Buy A Lemon:To purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems or stops running after you drive it away.
Idiom and Phrase stating with alphabet ” B “

Idiom and Phrase starting with :- ” C “

Can’t Cut The Mustard :Someone who isn’t adequate enough to compete or participate.
Cast-Iron Stomach:Someone who has no problems, complications, or ill effects with eating anything or drinking anything.
Charley Horse:Stiffness in the leg / A leg cramp.
Chew someone out:Verbally scold someone
Chip on his Shoulder:Angry today about something that occurred in the past.
Chow Down:To eat.
Close but no Cigar:To be very near and almost accomplish a goal, but fall short.
Cock and Bull Story:An unbelievable tale.
Come Hell Or High Water:Any difficult situation or obstacle.
Crack Someone Up:To make someone laugh.
Cross Your Fingers:To hope that something happens the way you want it to.
Cry Over Split Milk:When you complain about a loss from the past.
Cry Wolf:Intentionally raise a false alarm.
Cup Of Joe:A cup of coffee.
Curiosity Killed The Cat:Being Inquisitive can lead you into a dangerous situation.
Cut to the Chase:Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point
Idiom and Phrase stating with alphabet ” C “
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