ওয়েবসাইট থেকে কিছু গুরুত্বপূর্ণ Idioms;আশা রাখছি,যে কোন প্রিলিতে উপকারে আসবে!

ওয়েবসাইট থেকে কিছু গুরুত্বপূর্ণ Idioms;আশা রাখছি,যে কোন প্রিলিতে উপকারে আসবে!

ইন্ডিয়ান_সাইট থেকে কিছু গুরুত্বপূর্ণ Idioms;আশা রাখছি, উপকারে আসবে!! কোনোটার বাংলা অর্থ বুঝতে সমস্যা হলে–কমেন্টে লিখুন।উত্তর করতে চেষ্টা করব। Complied by, Ekarash Chowdhury Ekram 1) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush – Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might losing everything. 2) A blessing in disguise – Something good that isn’t recognized by first 3) Bull in china shop – One who causes damage 4) A chip on your shoulder – Being upset for something that happened in the past 5) A damp squib – Complete failure 6) A dime A dozen – Anything that is common and easy to get 7) A doubting Thomas – A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something 8) A drop in the bucket – A very small part of something big or whole 9) A fool and his money are easily parted – It’s easy for a foolish person to lose his/ her money 10) A gentleman at large – An unreliable person 11) A green horn – Inexperienced 12) A house divided

against itself cannot stand – Everyone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out. 13) A leopard can’t change his spots- You cannot change who you are 14) A lost cause- A hopeless case, a person or situation having no hope of positive change. 15 ) A man of straw – A weak person 16) A mare’s nest – A false invention 17) A penny saved is a penny earned – By not spending money, you are saving money (little by little) 18) A picture paints a thousand words- A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words 19) A piece of cake – A task that can be accomplished very easily 20) A slap on the wrist – A very mild punishment 21) A stalking horse – Pretence 22) A steal – Very inexpensive, a bargain 23) A taste of your own medicine- When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others 24) A toss-up – A result hat is still unclear and can go either way 25) A wolf in sheep’s clothing- A dangerous person pretending harmless 26) ABC: Very common knowledge about to – Ready to, just going to 27) Above all – Mainly, especially 28) Above board – Fair and honest 29) According to – In the order of; on the authority of 30) Actions speak louder than words- It’s better to actually do something than hust talk about it 31)

Add fuel to the fire – Whenever something is done to make a bad situation even worse than it is 32) Against the clock – Rushed and short on time 33 ) All (day, week, month, year) long – The entire day, week, month, year 34) All along – All the time, from the beginning (without change) 35) All and Sundry – Without making any distinction 36) All bark and no bite – When someone is threatening and/ or aggressive but not willing to engage in a fight 37) All greek to me – Meaningless and incomprehensible like someone who cannot read, speak, or 38) All in all – Considering everything 39) All in the same boat – When everyone is facing the same challenges 40) All of a sudden – Suddenly, without warning (All at once) 41) All right – Acceptable, fine; yes, okay 42) Alpha and omega – First and last letter of Greek alphabet, means beginning and end 43) An arm and a leg – Very expensive, A large amount of money 44) An axe to grind – To have a dispute with someone 45) An eye wash – A pretence 46) An iron hand – By force 47) Apple to my eye – Someone who is cherished above all others 48) As a matter of fact – Really, actually (also: as to) 49) As for- Regarding, concerning (also: as to) 50) As high as a kite- Anything that is high up in the sky 51) As soon as –

Just after, when 52) As usual – as is the general case, as is typical 53) At all – To any degree (also: in the least) 54) At heart – Basically, fundamentally 55) At last – Finally, after a long time 56) At least – A minimum of, no fewer (or less) than 57) At odds – In dispute 58) At sixes and seven- Persons who are having different opinions 59) At the drop of a hat – Willing to do something immediately 60) Back and call – At the service 61) Back and forth – In a backward and forward motion 62) Back seat driver – People who criticize from the sidelines, much like someone giving unwanted advice 63) Back to square one – Having to start all over again 64) Back to the drawing board – When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over 65) Bag and baggage – with all goods 66) Baker’s dozen – Thirteen 67) Bank on – Depend on, count on 68) Barking up the wrong tree- A mistake made in something you are trying to achieve 69 ) Bated breath – In anxiety, expectancy 70) Beat a dead horse – To force an issue that has already ended 71) Beating around the bash – Avoiding the main topic, not speaking directly about the issue 72) Bend over backwards- Do whatever it takes to help. Willing to do anything 73) Between a Rock and a Hard place- Stuck between two very bad options 74) Between Scylla and Charybdis – Choice between two unpleasant alternatives 75)

Between the cup and the lips- On the point of achievement 76) Bite off more than you can chew – To take on a task that is a way to big 77 ) Bite your tongue – To avoid talking 78) Black and white – In writing 79) Blood is thicker than water- The family bond is closer than anything else 80) Blow hot and cold – Having no stand, shows favour at one time and unfavour at another 81) Blue moon- A rare event or occurrence 82) Body and soul – Entirely 83) Break a leg – A superstitious way to say ‘Good Luck’ without saying ‘Good Luck’, 84) Buy a lemon- To purchase a vehicle that constantly gives problems or stops running after you drive it 85) By & by – Gradually 86) By all means – Certainly, definitely, naturally (also: of course); using any possible way or method 87) By far – By a great margin, clearly 88) By fits and starts- Irregularly 89) By heart – By memorizing 90) By hook or by crook – By any means 91) By leaps and bound – speedily 92) By oneself – Alone, without assistance 93) By the way – Incidentally 94) Call a spade a spade- Straight talks 95) Can’t cut the mustard – Someone who isn’t adequate enough to compete or participate 96) Cast iron stomach – Someone who has no problems, complications or ill effects with eating anything 97) Cats and bull

story – Untrue story 98) Cats and dogs – Heavy rain 99) Charley horse – stiffness in the leg/ A leg cramp 100) Chew someone out – Verbally scold someone 101) Chip on his shoulder – Angry today about something that occurred in the past 102) Chow down – To eat 103) Clear- cut – Clearly stated, definite, apparent 104) Close but no cigar – To be near and almost accomplish a goal, but fall short 105) Close call – A situation involving a narrow escape from danger 106) Cock and bull story – An unbelievable tale, untrue story 107) Come hell or high water- Any difficult situation or obstacle 108) Crack someone up – To make someone laugh 109) Cross your fingers – To hope that something happens the way you want it to 110) Cry wolf – Intentionally raise a false alarm 111) Cup of joe – A cup of coffee 112) Curtain lecture- A reproof by wife to her husband 113) Cut and dried – Ready made form 114) Cut to the chase – Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point 115) Dark horse – One who was previously unknown and is now prominent 116) Day in and day out – Continuously, constantly 117) Dead Ringer – 100 % identical, a duplicate 118 ) Devil’s advocate- Someone who takes a position for the sake of argument without believing in that

119) Dog days of summer – The hottest day of the summer season 120) Don’t count your chickens before they hatch – Don’t rely on it until you sure of it 121) Don’t look a gift horse in the month – When someone gives you a gift, don’t be ungrateful 122) Don’t pull all your eggs in one basket – Do not pull all your resources in one possibility 123) Doozy – Something outstanding 124) Down to the wire – Something that ends at the last minute or last few seconds 125) Drastic times call for drastic measures – When you are extremely desperate you need to take extremely desperate actions 126) Drink like a fish- To drink very heavily, drinking anything 127) Dry run – Rehearsal 128) Egg on – To urge somebody 129) Eighty six – A certain item is no longer available. Or this idiom can also mean, to throw away 130) Elvis has left the building – The show has come to an end. It’s all over 131) Ethnic cleansing- Killing of a certain ethnic or religious group on a massive scale 132) Ever and anon – Now and then 133) Every cloud has a silver lining – Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days 134) Every other (one) – Every second (one), alternate (ones) 135) Everything but the kitchen sink – Almost everything and anything has been included 136)

Excuse my French – Please forgive me for cussing 137) Fabian policy – Policy of delaying decisions 138) Face-to-face – Direct, personal; directly, personally (written without hyphens) 139) Fair and wide – Equal opportunity to all 140) Far and wide – Every where 141) Few and far between – Not frequent, unusual, rare 142) Field day- An enjoyable day or circumstance 143) Fifty- fifty – Divided into two equal parts 144) Finding your feet- To become more comfortable in whatever you are doing 145) Finger licking good – To become more comfortable in whatever you are doing 146) Fire and brimstone – A very tasty food or meal 147) Fire and fury- Fearful penalties 148) First and foremost – Extreme enthusiasm 149) Fishy: doubtful – Highest priority 150) Fixed in your ways – Not willing or wanting to change from your normal way of doing something 151) Flash in the pan- Something that shows potential or looks promising in the beginning but fails to deliver 152) Flea market – A swap meet. A place where people gather to buy and sell inexpensive goods 153) Flesh and blood- This idiom can mean living material of which people are made of, or it can refer to human nature 154) Flip the bird- To raise your middle finger at someone 155) Foam at the mouth –

To be enraged and show it 156 ) Fools’ Gold – Iron pyrites, a worthless rock that resembles real gold 157) Foot the bill – Bear expenses 158) For good – Permanently, forever 159) For once – This one time, for only one time 160) For sure – Without doubt (also: for certain) 161) For the time being – Temporarily (also: for now) 162) Free and easy – Natural and simple 163) French kiss – An open mouth kiss where tongues touch 164) From now on – From this time into the future 165) From rags to riches- To go from very poor to being very wealthy 166) Fuddy- duddy- An old- fashioned and foolish type of person 167) Full monty – This idiom can mean either, “The whole thing” or “Completely nude” 168) Funny farm – A mental institutional facility 169) Gall and wormwood – Source of irritation 170) Get down to brass tacks- To become serious about something 171) Get over it – To move beyond something that is bothering you 172) Get up on the wrong side of the bed- Someone who is having a horrible day 173) Get your walking papers – Get fired from the job 174) Gird up the loin- To be ready 175) Give and take – Compromise,

cooperation between people 176) Give him the slip- To get away from, to escape 177) Give in- Surrender 178) Go down like a lead balloon- To be received badly by an audience 179) Go for broke- To gamble everything you have 180) Go out on a limb – Put yourself in a tough position in order to support someone/ something 181) Go the extra mile- Going above and beyond whatever is required for the task at hand 182) Good Samaritan – Someone who helps others when they are in need, with no discussion for 183) Graveyard shift – Working hours from about 12:00 am to 8.00 184) Great minds think alike- Intelligent people think like each other 185) Green room- The waiting room, especially for those who are about to go on a TV or radio show 186) Gut feeling – A personal intuition you get, especially when feel something may not be right 187) Had better – Should, ought to, be advisable to 188) Hand a gloves- Very intimate friends 189) Hard and fast – Certain 190) Hard of hearing – Partially deaf, not able to hear well 191) Haste makes waste- Quickly doing things results in a poor ending 192) Hat Trick – When one player scores three goals in the same hockey game. 193) Haughty and naughty- Arrogant and naughty 194) Have an axe to grind –

To have a dispute with someone 195) Have got – To have, to possess 196) Have got to – Must (also: have to) 197) He lost his head- Angry and overcome by emotions 198) Head and shoulder – Superior 199) Head over heels- Very excited and/ or joyful, especially when in love 200) Heart and soul- With full devotion 201) Hell in a hand basket- Deteriorating and headed for complete disaster 202) Helter Shelter-Here and there 203) Herculean task – A tedious job 204) High five – Slapping palms above each others heads as celebration gesture 205) High on the Hog – Living in luxury 206) Hit below the belt – Contrary the principles of fairness 207) Hit the books – To study, especially for a test or exam 208) Hit the hay- Go to bed or go to sleep 209) Hit the nail on the head – Do something exactly right or say something exactly right 210) Hit the sack – Go to bed or go to sleep 211) Hither and thither – Here and there 212) Hocus Pocus – In general, a term used in magic or trickery 213) Hold your horses – Be patient 214) Hole and corner policy – A secret policy for an evil purpose 215) Hornet’s nest – Raise controversy 216) Hue and cry – Great noise 217) Hush money – A bribe 218) Icing on the cake – When you already have it good and get something on top of

what you already have 219) Idle hands are the devil’s tools – You are more likely to get in trouble if you have nothing to do 220) If it’s not one thing, it’s another – When one thing goes wrong, then another, and another… 221) Ill at ease – Uncomfortable or worried in a situation 222) In a hurry – Hurried, rushed (also: in a rush) 223) In case- In order to be prepared if the meaning is in order to be prepared if something happens 224) In hand – Under firm control, well managed 225) In like Flynn – To be easily successful, especially when sexual or romantic 226) In no time – Very quickly, rapidly 227) In the bag- To have something secured 228) In the buff- Nude 229) In the heat of the moment – Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment 230) In the long run – Eventually, after a long period of time 231) In the worst way – Very much, greatly 232) In time to – Before the time necessary to do something 233) In touch- Having contact 234 ) In vain – Useless, without the desired result 235) In your face – An aggressive and bold confrontation 236) Ins and outs- Full detail 237) Inside out – With the inside facing the outside 238) Intents and purposes- Practically 239) It figures – It seems likely, reasonable, or typical 240) It takes two to tango – A two person conflict where both people are at fault 241) It’s a small world- You frequently see the same

people in different places 242) It anyone’s call- A competition where the outcome is difficult to judge or predict 243) Ivory tower – Imaginary world 244) Ivy league – Since 1954 the Ivy league has been the following universities: Columbia, Brown, Cornell 245) Jaywalk – Crossing the street (from the middle) without using the crosswalk 246) Joshing me – Tricking me 247) Keep an eye on him – You should carefully watch him. Keep an eye on 248) Keep body and soul together- To earn a sufficient amount of money in order to keep yourself alive 249) Keep your chin up- To remain joyful in a tough situation 250) Kick the bucket- Die 251) Kith and kin – Blood relatives 252) Kitty-corner – Diagonally across. Sometimes called Catty- Corner as well 253) Knock on Wood – Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck 254) Know the ropes – To understand the details 255) Last but not least – An introduction phrase to let the audience know that the last person mentioned is also very important 256) Last straw – The final event in a series of unacceptable actions 257) Latin and Greek – Unable to understand 258) Leave no stone unturned- Make all possible efforts 259) Lend me your ear – To politely ask for someone’s full attention 260) Length

and breadth – All over 261) Let along – and certainly not (also: not to mention, to say nothing of) 262) Let the cat out of the bag- To share a secret that wasn’t suppose to be shared 263) Level playing field- A fair competition where no side has an advantage 264) Life and soul- Main support 265) Like a chicken and its head cut off – To act in a frenzied manner 266) Liquor someone up – To get someone drunk 267) Little by little – Gradually, slowly (also: step by step) 268) Live-wire- Energetic 269) Loaves and fish- Material interests 270) Lock and key – In safe place 271) Long in the tooth- Old people (or horses) 272) Loose cannon – Someone who is unpredictable and can cause damage if not kept in check 273) Make no bones about – To state a fact so there are no doubts or objections 274) Method to my madness – Strange or crazy actions that appear meaningless but in the end are done for a good reason 275) Might and main – With all enthusiasm 276) Milk and water- Weak 277) More or less – Approximately, almost, somewhat, to a certain degree 278) Mumbo Jumbo – Nonsense or meaningless speech 280) Mum’s the word – To keep quiet, To say nothing 280) Narrow-minded – Not willing to accept the ideas of others

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