Idioms Phrases : SSC CGL English : Railway English : 50 Questions

1 Narrow-minded- Not willing to accept the ideas of others
2 Mumbo Jumbo- Nonsense or meaningless speech
3 Mum’s the word- To keep quiet, To say nothing
4 More or less- Approximately, almost, somewhat, to a certain degree
5 Milk and water- Weak
6 Might and main- With all enthusiasm
7 Method to my madness- Strange or crazy actions that appear meaningless but in the end are done for a good reason
8 Make no bones about- To state a fact so there are no doubts or objections
9 Loose cannon- Someone who is unpredictable and can cause damage if not kept in check
10 Long in the tooth- Old people (or horses)
11 Lock and key- In safe place
12 Loaves and fish- Material interests
13 Live-wire- Energetic
14 Little by little- Gradually, slowly (also: step by step)
15 Liquor someone up- To get someone drunk
16 Like a chicken and its head cut off- To act in a frenzied manner
17 Life and soul- Main support
18 Level playing field- A fair competition where no side has an advantage
19 Let the cat out of the bag- To share a secret that wasn’t suppose to be shared
20 Let along- and certainly not (also: not to mention, to say nothing of)
21 Length and breadth- All over
22 Lend me your ear- To politely ask for someone’s full attention
23 Leave no stone unturned- Make all possible efforts
24 Latin and Greek- Unable to understand
25 Last straw- The final event in a series of unacceptable actions
26 Last but not least- An introduction phrase to let the audience know that the last person mentioned is also very important
27 Know the ropes- To understand the details
28 Knock on Wood- Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck
29 Kitty-corner- Diagonally across. Sometimes called Catty- Corner as well
30 Kith and kin- Blood relatives
31 Kick the bucket- Die
32 Keep your chin up- To remain joyful in a tough situation
33 Keep body and soul together- To earn a sufficient amount of money in order to keep yourself alive
34 Keep an eye on him- You should carefully watch him. Keep an eye on
35 Joshing me- Tricking me
36 Jaywalk- Crossing the street (from the middle) without using the crosswalk
37 Ivy league- Since 1954 the Ivy league has been the following universities: Columbia, Brown, Cornell
38 Ivory tower- Imaginary world
39 It’s a small world- You frequently see the same people in different places
40 It takes two to tango- A two person conflict where both people are at fault
41 It figures- It seems likely, reasonable, or typical
42 It anyone’s call- A competition where the outcome is difficult to judge or predict
43 Intents and purposes- Practically
44 Inside out- With the inside facing the outside
45 Ins and outs- Full detail
46 In your face- An aggressive and bold confrontation
47 In vain- Useless, without the desired result
48 In touch- Having contact
49 In time to- Before the time necessary to do something
50 In the worst way- Very much, greatly

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