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Idioms & Phrases

IDIOMS & PHRASES


(Bilingual- with English & Hindi meaning)

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Asked in various SSC exams (updated till – CGL T2, 2016)
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1. Sweeping Statement – Thoughtless statement - व्यापक बयान (SO(Audit), 1997)


2. All at sea – Puzzled - आश्चययचककत (SO(Audit), 1997)
3. Enough rope – Enough freedom for action - कायय करने की स्वतंत्रा दे ना (SO(Audit), 1997)

4. By fits and start – Irregularly - अननयमित (SO(Audit), 1997)


5. Fell foul of – Got into trouble with - दवु वधा िें फंसना (SO(Audit), 1997)
6. Token strike – Short strike held as warning - बड़ी हड़ताल की चेतावनी (SO(Audit), 1997)
7. Face the music – Get reprimanded - डांट खाना / आलोचना झेलना (SO(Audit), 1997)
8. Look down upon – Hate intensely - घण
ृ ा करना (SO(Audit), 1997)
Flogging a dead horse – Wasting time in useless effort - बेकार कायय िें सिय बबायद करना (SO(Audit), 1997)

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10. Under a cloud – Under suspicion - शक के दायरे िें (SO(Audit), 1997)
11. Green thumb – To have a natural interest / स्वाभाववकता (SO(Audit), 2001)

12. Played havoc – Caused destruction / तबाही िचाना (SO(Audit), 2001)


13. No love lost between – Not on good terms / संबंधों िें खटास होना (SO(Audit), 2001)

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14. Fair and square – Honest / ईिानदार (SO(Audit), 2001)
15. A white elephant – Costly or troublesome possession / िहँगी और व्यर्य वस्तु (SO(Audit), 2001)

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16. Out and out – Totally / पूणत
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17. On the cuff – On credit / उधारी पर (SO(Audit), 2001) te


18. Does not hold water – Cannot be believed / ववश्वास करने के अयोग्य (SO(Audit), 2001)
19. A wild goose chase – Futile search / व्यर्य प्रयास (SO(Audit), 2001)
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20. In a tight corner – In a difficult situation / कठिन परीस्स्र्नत िें (SO(Audit), 2001)
21. Going places – Talented and successful / प्रनतभाशाली और सफल व्यस्तत (SO(Audit), 2003)
22. In cold blood – A murder done with intention / ननगयि हत्या (SO(Audit), 2003)
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23. Off and on – Occasionally / कभी-कभी (SO(Audit), 2003)


24. Hard and fast – Strict / सख्त (SO(Audit), 2003)
25. Took to heels – Run away in fear / डर कर भागना (SO(Audit), 2003)
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26. To keep up – To keep in touch / संपकय िें रहना (SO(Audit), 2003)


27. Make a clean breast – Confess without reserve / बबना झझझक या डर के जुिय या गलती कबूलना (SO(Audit), 2003)
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28. Heads will roll – Transfers will take place / स्र्ानांतरण होना (SO(Audit), 2003)
29. Make no bones about – Do not have any hesitation in anything / बेझझझक (SO(Audit), 2003)

30. Take after – Resembles / सिान होना (SO(Audit), 2003)


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31. To stave off – Postpone / टाल दे ना (SO(Audit), 2003)


32. To give a piece of mind – To reprimand / फटकारना (SO(Audit), 2003)
33. Rest on laurels – To be complacent / पुरानी उपलस्धधयों का गुणगान करना (SO(Audit), 2003)

34. Pay through nose – Pay an extremely high price / अत्यधधक िल्
ू य भरना (SO(Audit), 2003)
35. Draw on fancy – Use imagination / कल्पना करना (SO(Audit), 2003)
36. Turn an honest living – Make an legitimate living / ईिानदारी से जीना (SO(Audit), 2005)
37. Give the game away – Give out the secret / राज़ खोलना (SO(Audit), 2005)
38. Cheek by jowl – Very near / बहुत नज़दीक (SO(Audit), 2005)

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39. Give in – Yield / हार िानना (SO(Audit), 2005)


40. Run riot – Act without restraint / स्वतंत्रता का हनन करना (SO(Audit), 2005)
41. Go through fire and water – Undergo any risk / कोई भी खतरा िोल लेना (SO(Audit), 2005)
42. Talking through hat – Talking nonsense / बकवास करना (SO(Audit), 2005)
43. Put up with – Tolerate / बदायस्त करना (SO(Audit), 2005)
44. By fits and starts – Irregularly / अननयमित (SO(Audit), 2005)
45. Reading between the lines – Understanding the hidden meaning / छुपे हुए अर्य को सिझ लेना (SO(Audit), 2005)
46. Get the sack – Dismissed from / बखायस्त होना (SO(Audit), 2006)
47. Pros and cons – Considering all the facts / सारे पहलय
ु ों को जांचना (SO(Audit), 2006)

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48. By leaps and bounds – Very Quickly / शीघ्रता से (SO(Audit), 2006)
49. In the good books –In favour with boss / अच्छे सम्बन्ध बनाये रखना (SO(Audit), 2006)
50. In the long run – Ultimately / आझखरकार (SO(Audit), 2006)
51. To be always one’s beck and call – At one’s disposal (ready to serve one’s master) / आज्ञा िें हास्ज़र

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52. Turn a deaf ear – Disregard / Ignore / Refuse / अनसुना करना (SO(Audit), 2006)

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53. At one’s wit’s end – Puzzled / Confused / Perplexed / चककत (SO(Audit), 2006)
54. To fight tooth and nail – To fight in a determined way for what you want / दृर्य ता के सार् संघर्य करना
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55. The green-eyed monster – Used as a way of talking about jealousy / ईर्षयायलु (SO(Audit), 2006)
56. Set the record straight – Give a correct account / सही धयौरा दे ना (SO(Audit), 2007)
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57. Good Samaritan – Helpful person / परोपकारी व्यस्तत (SO(Audit), 2007)
58. Bad blood – Angry feeling / संबंधों िें खटास होना (SO(Audit), 2007)
59. To go to the whole hog – To do it completely / पूणय करना (SO(Audit), 2007)
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60. Lay out – Spend / खचय करना (SO(Audit), 2007)


61. Laying off – Dismissal from jobs / अस्र्ायी तौर पर ननकाल दे ना (SO(Audit), 2007)
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62. By Leaps and bounds – At rapid pace / ठदन दन


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63. Spilling the beans – Revealing the information indiscreetly / राज़ उजागर करना (SO(Audit), 2007)
64. Carry out – Execute / आज्ञा का पालन करना
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65. Went to the winds – Dissipated/ To be utterly lost / लुप्त हो जाना (SO(Audit), 2008)
66. Ins and outs – Full details / सारा वववरण (SO(Audit), 2008)
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67. A white elephant – A costly but useless possession / िहँगा परं तु बेकार (SO(Audit), 2008)
68. Fed up – Annoyed / से परे शान होना (SO(Audit), 2008)
69. In the good books – In favour with / कृपापात्र होना (SO(Audit), 2008)
70. Sharp practices – Dishonest means / भ्रर्षट साधन (SO(Audit), 2008)
71. In high spirits – Full of hope and enthusiasm / आशा और उत्साह से भरा हुआ (SO(Audit), 2008)
72. Shake in shoes – Tremble with fear / डर से काँपना (SO(Audit), 2008)
73. Fits and starts – Not regularly / अननयमित (SO(Audit), 2008)
74. Close shave – Narrow escape / बाल-बाल बचना (SO(Audit), 2008)
75. Take with a grain of salt – To listen to something with considerable doubt / (TA(IT & CE), 2004)

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76. Hobson’s choice – No real choice at all / कोई ववकल्प न होना (TA(IT & CE), 2004)
77. To eat a humble pie – To apologize / िाफ़ी िाँगना (TA(IT & CE), 2004)
78. To give the devil his due – To give encouragement even to the enemy / (TA(IT & CE), 2004)
79. Reading between the lines – Looking for meanings that are not actually expressed / छुपे हुए अर्य को
सिझना (TA(IT & CE), 2004)
80. An open book – One that hold no secrets / (TA(IT & CE), 2004)
81. An axe to grind – A private interest to serve / स्वार्य से भरा उद्दे श्य (TA(IT & CE), 2004)
82. To blow one’s own trumpet – Praise one’s own abilities and achievements / अपना गुणगान करना (TA(IT &
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83. Stand-offish – Indifferent / (TA(IT & CE), 2004)
84. Sowing wild oats – Irresponsible pleasure seeking in young age / युवावस्र्ा की गलनतयां करना (TA(IT & CE), 2004)
85. A bolt from the blue – Something unexpected and unpleasant / आकस्स्िक ववपवि (TA(IT & CE), 2006)
86. By leaps and bounds – Rapidly / ठदन दन
ू ी और रात चौगनी (TA(IT & CE), 2006)
87. Of no avail – Useless / व्यर्य (TA(IT & CE), 2006)

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88. On the verge of – On the brink of / (TA(IT & CE), 2006)
89. A sore point – Something which hurts / पीड़ा का कारण (TA(IT & CE), 2006)

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90. Rise like a phoenix from the ashes – With a new life/rebirth/reincarnation / आपदा या ववनाश के बाद नए
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91. To keep under wraps – Secret / गुप्त रखना (TA(IT & CE), 2006)
92. Die in harness – To die at one’s work / अपनी काययवधध के दौरान ही ित्ृ यु होना (TA(IT & CE), 2006)
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93. Fair- weather friend – A friend that deserts in difficulties / िुसीबत िें सार् न दे ने वाला मित्र (TA(IT & CE), 2006)
94. Emerge out of thin air – Appear Suddenly / अचानक प्रकट होना (TA(IT & CE), 2006)
95. Cut no ice – Have no influence / कोई प्रभाव न डालना (TA(IT & CE), 2006)
96. Bring to light – Introduce for discussion / चचाय के मलए प्रस्तुत करना (TA(IT & CE), 2006)
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97. Cannot hold a candle to – Cannot be compared to / ननि ्न स्तर का होना (TA(IT & CE), 2006)

98. Burn one’s boat – Leave no means of return / (TA(IT & CE), 2006)
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99. Make one’s flesh creep – Horrify / डराना (TA(IT & CE), 2006)
100. Pros and cons – For and against / Analysis of all the given facts / पक्ष और ववपक्ष (TA(IT & CE), 2007)
101. To take into account – To consider / ववचार करना (TA(IT & CE), 2007)
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102. Blow over – Pass off / शांत होना (TA(IT & CE), 2007)
103. Run into – Incurred / To experience difficulties / िस
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104. Blue-eyed boys – Favorites / पसंदीदा (TA(IT & CE), 2007)


105. Dropping names – Hinting at high connections/ To mention famous people you know or have met in
order to impress others / रौब जिाना (TA(IT & CE), 2007)
106. A Red letter day – An important day / िहत्वपूणय ठदन (TA(IT & CE), 2007)
107. Bone to pick – Cause of quarrel/ Bone of contention / झगड़े का कारण (TA(IT & CE), 2007)
108. At stone’s throw – Very near / नज़दीक (TA(IT & CE), 2007)
109. Struck a chill to the heart – Arouse fear/to make somebody afraid / डराना (TA(IT & CE), 2007)
110. End in a fiasco –A total or utter failure / ववफलता के सार् अंत होना (TA(IT & CE), 2007)
111. Fall back – To turn or move back / हार िानना (TA(IT & CE), 2008)

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112. Turn up one’s nose at – To reject / Despises / नीचा सिझना (TA(IT & CE), 2008)
113. Turn one’s head – To feel proud in a way that other people find it annoying / घिंड करना (TA(IT & CE), 2008)
114. High and dry – Neglected / To leave someone helpless / अकेला (TA(IT & CE), 2008)
115. Take for granted – To accept readily / To pre-suppose as certainly true / िान कर चलना (TA(IT & CE), 2008)
116. Mince matters – To confuse issues/ to mix facts / तथ्यों को मिला कर भ्रमित करना (TA(IT & CE), 2008)
117. Currying favour with – Ingratiating / Trying too hard to get please somebody / खुशािद कर के कृपा का पत्र
बनना (TA(IT & CE), 2008)
118. Set one’s face against – Oppose strongly / कड़ा ववरोध करना (TA(IT & CE), 2008)
119. Strom in a tea cup – Commotion (angry/worry) over a trivial matter / छोटी से बात पर बहुत शोरगल
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120. Putting one’s foot down – Asserting one’s authority / Take a firm stand / पूरजोर कोमशश करना (TA(IT & CE),
2009)

121. The man in the street – An ordinary man (common man) / आि आदिी (TA(IT & CE), 2009)
122. To catch up with – To compete with / स्पधाय करना (TA(IT & CE), 2009)

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123. Fight to the bitter end – To fight a losing battle / हरी हुई बाज़ी लड़ना (TA(IT & CE), 2009)
124. Throw down a glove – To accept defeat / हार िानना (TA(IT & CE), 2009)

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125. Read between the lines – Understanding the hidden meaning / नछपे हुए अर्य को सिझना (TA(IT & CE), 2009)
126. Let the cat out of the bag – To utter a secret carelessly or by mistake / राज़ उजागर करना (TA(IT & CE), 2009)
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127. To have Too many iron in the fire – To get engage in too many enterprises at the same time / बहुत सरे
उपक्रिो िें एकसार् व्यस्त होना (TA(IT & CE), 2009)
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128. Fall through – To fail / असफल होना (TA(IT & CE), 2009)
129. Cut one off, without a shilling – Disinheriting / To expel from fraternal property / जायदाद से बेदखल
होना (TA(IT & CE), 2009)
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130. To smell a rat – To suspect a trick / कुछ गलत है -ये िहसूस कर लेना (Statistical Investigator, 2005)
131. Turn a deaf ear – Disobey / अनसुना करना (Statistical Investigator, 2005)
132. Have the last laugh – To be victorious at the end of an argument / To succeed when others thought you
would not / अनपेनछत जीतना (Statistical Investigator, 2005)
133. Red letter day – Happy and significant day (Gala day) / िहत्वपुणय ठदन (Statistical Investigator, 2005)
134. To blaze a trail – To lead the way as a pioneer / अग्रसर होना (Statistical Investigator, 2005)
135. To beat a retreat – To run away in fear from a dangerous or unpleasant situation / डर कर भागना (Statistical
Investigator, 2005)

136. To steer clear of – Avoid / टालना (Statistical Investigator, 2005)

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137. To get one’s own back –To get one’s revenge / बदला लेना (Statistical Investigator, 2005)
138. To run across – To meet by chance / सहसा मिल जाना (Statistical Investigator, 2005)
139. A dark horse – An unforeseen competitor / अनपेनछत ववजेता (Statistical Investigator, 2005)
140. Put up with – Endure / सहन करना (Statistical Investigator, 2006)
141. Got the sack – Dismissed from / बखायस्त होना (Statistical Investigator, 2006)
142. Herculean task –A work requiring very great effort / बहुत कठिन कायय (Statistical Investigator, 2006)
143. By leaps and bounds – Rapidly / तेज़ी से (Statistical Investigator, 2006)
144. Helter-Skelter – In disorderly haste / अस्त-व्यस्त (Statistical Investigator, 2006)
145. Go to the winds - Disappear / लप्ु त हो जाना (SO(CA), 2005)

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146. Make ducks and drakes of – Squander / अपव्यय करना (SO(CA), 2005)
147. On the level – Honest and sincere / ईिानदार (SO(CA), 2005)
148. Done for – Ruined / उजड़ा हुआ (SO(CA), 2005)
149. Make a clean breast – Confess / जि
ु य या गलती कबल
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150. To end in smoke – To come to nothing, no outcome / ननरर्यक प्रयास (SO(CA), 2005)
151. To have something up one’s sleeve – Having a secret plan or solution / गुप्त योजना (SO(CA), 2005)

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152. To take to one’s heel – To run away / भाग जाना (SO(CA), 2005)
153. To turn a deaf ear – To be indifferent / अनसुना कर दे ना (SO(CA), 2005)
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154. At snail’s pace – To do things very slowly / बहुत धीिी गनत से (SO(CA), 2005)
155. To run one down – To disparage someone / उपेक्षा करना (SO(CA), 2005)
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156. To blow one’s own trumpet – To praise oneself / अपने िँह
ु -मिया मिट्िू बनना (SO(CA), 2005)
157. To face the music – To bear the consequences / पररणाि सहना (SO(CA), 2005)
158. To take someone to task – To scold someone / डांटना (SO(CA), 2005)
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159. At one’s wit – Puzzled/Confused/Perplexed / घबराया हुआ (SO(CA), 2005)


160. At stake – In danger/ that can be lost or won depending on the success of a particular action / दांव पर
लगा हुआ (SO(CA), 2007)
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161. To play to the gallery – To behave in an exaggerated way to attract people’s attention / लोकवप्रयता
प्राप्त करने के मलए आडम्बरपूणय व्यवहार करना (SO(CA), 2007)
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162. Read between the lines – Understand the hidden meaning / नछपे हुए अर्य को सिझना (SO(CA), 2007)
163. Sitting on the fence – Hesitating which side to take / ककसी का पक्ष ना लेना (SO(CA), 2007)
164. No love lost between – Not on good terms / मित्रता का ना होना (SO(CA), 2007)
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165. To have not a leg to stand on – Unable to prove or explain why something is reasonable / प्रिाझणत ना
कर पाना (SAS, 2005)
166. A man in the street – An ordinary person / Common man / आि आदिी (SAS, 2005)
167. Blood running cold – Become very frightened / बहुत घबरा जाना (SAS, 2005)
168. Playing to the gallery – Befooling the common man / लोकवप्रयता प्राप्त करने के मलए आडम्बरपूणय व्यवहार
करना (SAS, 2005)
169. Come out of one’s shell – To appear suddenly / अचानक प्रकट होना (SAS, 2005)
170. Lay down arms – To surrender / आत्िसिपयण करना (CPO, 2010)

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171. Making hay while the sun shines – Taking advantage of a favorable opportunity / अच्छे िौके का लाभ
उिाना (CPO, 2010)
172. Blow one’s own trumpet – To praise oneself / अपने िँह
ु -मिया मिट्िू बनना (CPO, 2010)
173. Bear with – Support / To be patient with some body or something (especially through difficulties) / सहन
करना (CPO, 2010)
174. Give vent to – To emphasize or to express / प्रकट करना (CPO, 2010)
175. Turn a deaf ear – Pay no attention / अनसुना करना (CPO, 2010)
176. Bone of contention – Matter of dispute / झगड़े का कारण (CPO, 2010)
177. Stand on own feet – To be independent / आधर्यक रूप से स्वतंत्र होना (CPO, 2010)

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178. By fits and starts – Irregularly / अननयमित रूप से (CPO, 2010)
179. Over head and ears – Completely / पूणत
य यः (CPO, 2010)
180. To call it a day – To conclude proceedings / ठदन का काि बंद कर दे ना (CGL T-1, 2011)
181. To put up with – To tolerate / बदायश्त करना (CGL T-1, 2011)

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182. To face the music – To bear the consequences / ककये का पररणाि भग
ु तना (CGL T-1, 2011)
183. Yeoman’s service – Social work / उत्कृर्षट कायय (CGL T-1, 2011)

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184. To take to hearts – To grieve over / (CGL T-1, 2011)
185. To smell a rat – To be suspicious / दाल िें काला लगना (CGL T-1, 2011)
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186. To move heaven and earth – To try everything possible / ज़िीन आसिान एक करना (CGL T-1, 2011)
187. To take someone for a ride – To deceive (cheat) someone / धोखा दे ना (CGL T-1, 2011)
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188. In cold blood – Intentional / Excitedly / जानबूझकर / क्रूरतापूवक
य (CGL T-1, 2011)
189. A damp squib – A disappointing result / ऊँची दक
ु ान फ़ीका पकवान (CGL T-1, 2011)

190. To bite the dust – To be defeated / परास्जत होना (CGL T-1, 2011)
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191. To take to one’s heel – To run away / भाग जाना (CGL T-1, 2011)
192. To be all at sea – Lost and confused / उलझा हुआ (CGL T-1, 2011)
193. Cold Comfort – Slight satisfaction / झूिी तसल्ली (CGL T-1, 2011)
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194. A bolt from the blue – An unexpected and unpleasant event / आकस्स्िक घटना (CGL T-1, 2011)
195. To feather one’s nest – To make oneself rich (in position or in monetary terms) / अपना घर भरना (CGL T-1,
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196. To die in harness – To die while in service / काि करते हुए ित्ृ यु होना (CGL T-1, 2011)
197. To show a clean pair of heels – To escape / Run away / भाग जाना (CGL T-1, 2011)
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198. To flog a dead horse – To waste one’s efforts / व्यर्य प्रयास करना (CGL T-1, 2011)
199. To strain every nerve – To make utmost efforts / खून पसीना एक करना (CGL T-1, 2011)

200. A bolt form the blue – Unexpected problem / आकस्स्िक घटना (CPO, 2011)

201. Sailing in the same boat – Being in the same difficult situation / सािान स्स्र्नत िें होना (CPO, 2011)
202. Gift of the gab – Ability to speak well / भार्ण क्षिता (CPO, 2011)
203. To keep the wolf from the door – Escape starvation / ककसी तरह से गुज़ारा करना (CPO, 2011)
204. Soft option – Easy and agreeable option / आसान ववकल्प (CPO, 2011)
205. A little gush of gratitude – Feeling grateful / आभारी होना (FCI, 2012)
206. To lose ground – To become less popular / प्रमसद्धता खोना (FCI, 2012)

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207. To fall back on – To use or do something else after other things have failed / आश्रय लेना (FCI, 2012)
208. To make one’s blood boil – To make somebody furious / खून खौलना (FCI, 2012)
209. Wear and tear – Damage / टूट-फूट (FCI, 2012)
210. To add fuel to the fire – To cause additional anger / हालात को बदतर बनाना (FCI, 2012)
211. Hand in glove – In close relationship / घननर्षि संबंध (FCI, 2012)
212. To make a mountain of a molehill – To give great importance to little things / बात का बतंगड़ बना दे ना
(FCI, 2012)

213. To speak one’s mind – To be frank and honest / ववचार प्रकट करना (FCI, 2012)
214. Maiden speech – First speech / पहला भार्ण (DEO, 2008)

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215. At the eleventh hour – At the very last moment / अंनति सिय िें (DEO, 2008)
216. Cope with – To face and deal with responsibilities, problems, or difficulties, especially successfully or in a
calm or adequate manner / सािना करना (DEO, 2008)
217. Go a long way towards doing something– To be helpful / िददगार साबबत होना (DEO, 2008)
218. Gift of the gab – Talent of speaking / भार्ण क्षिता (DEO, 2008)

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219. Standstill – Complete halt / गनतरोध (DEO, 2008)
220. Cross swords – Disagree / बहस करना (DEO, 2008)

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221. Pore over – Go through / गौर से दे खना (DEO, 2008)

223. Run down – Criticise / आलोचना करना (DEO, 2008)


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222. Make both ends meet – To live a lavish life / आय व्यय बराबर करना (DEO, 2008)

224. Grease anybody’s palm – To give bribe / ररश्वत दे ना (Stenographer, 2010)


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225. Leave in the lurch – Abandon in the midway/difficult situation / िुसीबत के पल िें सार् छोड़ दे ना (Stenographer,
2010)

226. Caught red handed – At the time of committing crime / रँ गे हार्ों पकड़ना (Stenographer, 2010)
227. On the brink of – On the point of / कगार पर (Stenographer, 2010)
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228. Face the music – Face the unpleasant consequences / पररणाि भुगतना (Stenographer, 2010)
229. Gift of the gab – Ability to speak impressively / भार्ण क्षिता (Stenographer, 2010)
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230. Go down the drain – Lose forever / बरबाद होना (Stenographer, 2010)
231. A close shave – Narrow escape from danger / बाल बाल बचना (Stenographer, 2010)
232. Cool as a cucumber – Not nervous or emotional / धैयव
य ान (Stenographer, 2010)
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233. In high spirits – Cheerful / प्रफुल्ल िनोभाव (Stenographer, 2010)


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234. Scapegoats - A person who is blamed for the wrongdoings with arrogant reactions / बमल का बकरा (CHSL,
2010)

235. A red letter day – A day memorable for joyful event / स्िरणीय िंगल ठदवस (CHSL, 2010)
236. Wears heart on sleeves – Express feelings openly / ठदल खोल कर रख दे ना (CHSL, 2010)
237. To pay off old scores – To refund old dues / परु ाना ठहसाब चक
ु ाना / बदला चक
ु ाना (CHSL, 2010)
238. Man of letters – Proficient in literary arts / साठहत्यकार (CHSL, 2010)
239. Turn down – Refuse / िना करना (CHSL, 2010)
240. On good terms – Agree with someone / सहित होना (CHSL, 2010)
241. Stole the show – Win everyone’s praise / दशयकों का ठदल जीत लेना (CHSL, 2010)

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242. Measure up – Reach the level / बराबर होना (CHSL, 2010)
243. Doctor the accounts – To manipulate the accounts / ठहसाब िें गड़बड़ी करना (CHSL, 2010)
244. Dark horse – An unexpected winner / अप्रत्यामशत ववजेता (CHSL, 2010)

245. Face the music – To bear the criticism / ककये का पररणाि भुगतना (CHSL, 2010)

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246. In the red – Losing money/ To owe money / घाटे या उधार िें होना (CHSL, 2010)
247. In lieu of – Despite of / के स्र्ान पर (CHSL, 2010)
248. Beat about the bush – Speak in a round-about manner / इधर उधर की बातें करना (CHSL, 2010)

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249. Bring about - Cause / घठटत करना (Stenographer, 2011)

250. Pull up - Reprimand / ड टना
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(Stenographer, 2011)

251. At sixes and seven – In disorder or confusion / परे शानी िें (Stenographer, 2011)
252. Lose head – Panic / घबराना (Stenographer, 2011)
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253. Take to task – To criticize severely/ To punish / बरु ी तरह से फटकारना (Stenographer, 2011)
254. Sit in judgement – To pass judgement(or comment on someone ) especially when you have no authority
/ बबना अधधकार के ननणयय दे ना या ठटपण्णी करना (Stenographer, 2011)
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255. Leave in the lurch – To desert someone / िुसीबत के सिय छोड़ दे ना (Stenographer, 2011)
256. Cry over spilt milk – Cry over irreparable loss / व्यर्य पछताना (Stenographer, 2011)
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257. Bad blood – Active enmity / कटुता (Stenographer, 2011)


258. Close shave – A narrow escape / बाल बाल बचना (Stenographer, 2011)
259. Grease palms – To bribe someone / ररश्वत दे ना (MT(NT), 2011)
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260. Carrot and stick – Reward and punishment policy / दाि और दं ड की नीनत (MT(NT), 2011)
261. To cut teeth – To gain experience of something for the first time / प्रर्ि अनभ
ु व प्राप्त करना (MT(NT), 2011)
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262. Cut no ice – Have no influence / प्रभाववत नहीं करना (MT(NT), 2011)
263. Close the book - Stop working on something / कायय बंद करना (MT(NT), 2011)
264. In fits and starts – Irregularly / अननयमित (MT(NT), 2011)
265. Bird’s eye view – An overview / ववहं गि दृस्र्षट (MT(NT), 2011)
266. Run in the same groove – Advance in harmony / सद्भाव िें अधग्रि (MT(NT), 2011)
267. Keep your head – Remain calm / अपनी सुध बुध बनाये रखना (MT(NT), 2011)
268. Pull strings – Use personal influence / व्यस्ततगत प्रभाव का प्रयोग करना (MT(NT), 2011)
269. Pot luck dinner – Dinner where somebody brings something to eat / एक सिारोह जहां प्रत्येक अनतधर् साझा
करने के मलए भोजन का एक डडश, अतसर घर का बना, योगदान दे ता है (Stenographer, 2011)

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270. To hit below the belt – To attack unfairly / बेईिानी करना (Stenographer, 2011)
271. All at sea – Puzzled / उलझन िें (Stenographer, 2011)
272. Sought after – Wanted by many people because it’s of good quality or difficult to find / Pursued by many
/ लोक-वप्रय (Stenographer, 2011)
273. Build castles in the air – Daydreaming / ख़याली पुलाव पकाना (Stenographer, 2011)
274. On the spur of the moment – To act suddenly, without planning / तत्काल (CHSL, 2011)
275. To have something up one’s sleeve – To have a secret plan / गुप्त योजना (CHSL, 2011)
276. A red letter day – An important or joyful occasion in one’s life / िहत्वपुणय ठदन (CHSL, 2011)
277. To explore every avenue – To try every opportunity / हर संभव तरीका जांचना (CHSL, 2011)

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278. At one’s beck and call – Ready to follow orders/ To be dominated by someone / इशारे पर नाचने वाला
(CHSL, 2011)

279. By fair or foul means – In honest or dishonest way / ककसी भी तरह (CHSL, 2011)
280. Status quo – As it is / Unchanged position / यर्ास्स्र्नत (CHSL, 2011)
281. To burn candle at both ends – To be extravagant / Spend without any worry / पानी की तरह पैसे बहाना

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282. To hit the jackpot – To make money quickly / ककस्ित का तारा चिक उिना (CHSL, 2011)

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283. To bring to light – To reveal / प्रकामशत करना (CHSL, 2011)
284. At the eleventh hour – At the last possible moment / अस्न्ति सिय पर (CHSL, 2011)
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285. Go scot-free – To escape without punishment / बबना सजा के (CHSL, 2011)
286. To shed crocodile tears – To pretend grief / घडड़याली आंसू बहाना (CHSL, 2011)
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287. To look down one’s nose – To regard with contempt / नतरस्कार करना (CHSL, 2011)
288. To miss the bus – To miss an opportunity / िौका गँवा बैिना (CHSL, 2011)
289. A white elephant – Costly and troublesome possession, without much use to its owner / बहुत ख़चीली
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वस्तु (CHSL, 2011)

290. To call spade a spade – To be frank / स्पर्षतःबोलना


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(CHSL, 2011)

291. To fight tooth and nail – To fight heroically, in very determined way / जी जान से लड़ना (CHSL, 2011)
292. Birds of same feather – Persons of same character / एक ही र्ैले के चट्टे बट्टे (CHSL, 2011)
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293. Take exception – To object over something / आपवि उिाना (CHSL, 2011)
294. High handed – Using authority in an unreasonable way, overbearing / उद्धत (CHSL, 2011)
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295. Too fond of one’s own voice – To like talking without wanting to listen to other people/ Very selfish /
स्वार्ी (CHSL, 2011)
296. By leaps and bounds – Rapidly / बहुत तेजी से (CHSL, 2011)
297. An open book – Straight forward and honest dealings / खुली ककताब (CHSL, 2011)
298. Fall short – Fail to meet expectation/ Have no effect / अपयायप्त होना (CHSL, 2011)
299. Heart to heart talk – Frank talk / स्वच्छं द एवं आंतररक बतचीत (CHSL, 2011)
300. Give the game away – Give out the secret (unintentionally) / गलती से राज़ उजागर करना (CHSL, 2011)

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301. Take cue from – To copy what someone already did in past in order to be successful / दृढ़ता से प्रभाववत
होना (CHSL, 2011)
302. Call for – To ask / िांगना (CHSL, 2011)
303. Out of the question – Undesirable/ Not worth discussing / अनप
ु यत
ु त (CHSL, 2011)
304. Run into – To meet someone accidently / संयोग से मिलना (CHSL, 2011)
305. End up in smoke – Come to nothing / Useless / कोई पररणाि न ननकलना (CHSL, 2011)
306. Spread like fire – Spread rapidly / जंगल की आग की तरह फैलना (CHSL, 2011)
307. Ins and outs – Full details / पूरा वववरण (CHSL, 2011)

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308. Dropping like flies – Collapsing in large numbers / बड़ी संख्या िें िरना (CHSL, 2011)
309. Rat race – Fierce competition for power / तीव्र प्रनतयोधगता (CHSL, 2011)
310. Hard nut to crack – Difficult task / लोहे के चने चबाना (CHSL, 2011)

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311. See eye to eye – To think in the same way / पूरी तरह से सहित होना (CHSL, 2011)
312. Put across – To communicate your ideas, feelings, etc. successfully / ववचारो या भावनाओ का सफलतापूवक

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313. To have second thoughts – To reconsider / सोच-ववचार िें पड़ जाना (Constable, 2012)
314. Not my cup of tea – Not what somebody likes or interested in / नापसंद व्यस्तत या वस्तु (Constable, 2012)
315. To break the ice – To start a conversation / पुनः वातायलाप चालू करना
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(Constable, 2012)

316. To eat a humble pie – To say or show sorry for a mistake that one made / ववनम्रतापूवक
य िाफ़ी िाँगना
(Constable, 2012)

317. To add fuel to fire – To worsen the matter / To incite / हालात को बदतर बनाना (CPO, 2012)
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318. To burn one’s fingers – To get physically hurt / स्वयं को िुसीबत िें डालना (CPO, 2012)
319. At the eleventh hour – At the last moment / अंनति सिय िें (CPO, 2012)
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320. To feel like a fish out of water – Uncomfortable situation / असवु वधाजनक स्स्र्नत (CPO, 2012)
321. To foam at one’s mouth – To be very angry / बेहद गुस्सा होना (CPO, 2012)
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322. Send packing – To tell somebody firmly or rudely to go away / Terminate service / बखायस्त करना (CGL T-2,

2012)

323. Kick up a row - Make a great fuss / To complain loudly about something / हं गािा खड़ा करना (CGL T-2, 2012)
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324. Wet behind the ears – Young and without experience / Naïve / अनुभवहीन (CGL T-2, 2012)

325. To talk someone over – To convince over / सिझाना (CGL T-2, 2012)
326. Wear heart on sleeves – Express emotions freely / ठदल खोल कर रख दे ना (CGL T-2, 2012)
327. Bury the hatchet – To make peace / To stop being unfriendly and become friends again / झगड़ा ख़त्ि
करना (CGL T-2, 2012)
328. Once in a blue moon – Rarely / कभी कभार (CGL T-2, 2012)
329. Through thick and thin – Under all circumstances / सभी पररस्स्र्नतयों िें (CGL T-2, 2012)

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330. Come to grief – To suffer / भुगतना (CGL T-2, 2012)


331. Eat anyone’s salt – To be anyone’s guest / ककसी का िेहिान होना (CGL T-2, 2012)
332. Give a hand with – To help with something / सहायता करना (CPO, 2012)
333. Take to heart – To be very upset by something that somebody says or does / प्रभाववत होना (CPO, 2012)
334. Had better – Used for telling somebody what you think he ‘should’ do / चाठहए: िजबूरी, दानयत्व व्यतत
करने के मलए (CPO, 2012)
335. Strike a bargain – To negotiate a deal / सौदा करना (CPO, 2012)
336. Point blank – Very definite and direct / सीधा ननशाना

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337. Scapegoat - A person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for
reasons of expediency / Fall guy / बमल का बकरा (CPO, 2012)
338. Kicking heels – To be relaxed and enjoy / Waste time / सिय बबायद करना (CPO, 2012)

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339. End in smoke – Come to nothing / कोई पररणाि न ननकलना (CPO, 2012)

340. Die in harness – Die in service/ Die while working / सेवा कियव्य करते हुए िरना (CPO, 2012)

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341. On the horns of dilemma – In a situation where you have to make choice between things that are
equally unpleasant / आगे कुआं पीछे खाई (CPO, 2012)
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342. Hold one’s tongue – To be silent / चप
ु रहना (CHSL, 2012)
343. No hard and fast rules – Easy regulation / आसान ननयि (CHSL, 2012)
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344. Live from hand to mouth – Miserably / ककसी प्रकार गुजारा करना (CHSL, 2012)
345. Turn a deaf ear – Refuse to obey / अनसुना करना (CHSL, 2012)
346. Take exception – To object / आपवि उिाना (CHSL, 2012)
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347. To hail from – To come from / उत्पनत होना (CHSL, 2012)


348. To put an end to – Stop / अंत कर दे ना (CHSL, 2012)
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349. By fits and starts – Irregularly / कभी कभी (CHSL, 2012)


350. Bad blood – Feeling of hatred / कटुता (CHSL, 2012)
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351. Turn up – To appear / प्रकट होना (CHSL, 2012)


352. Die hard – Unwilling to change / अपररवतयनवादी (CHSL, 2012)
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353. Turn down – Reject / अस्वीकार कर दे ना (CHSL, 2012)

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354. To pass away – Die / चल बसना (CHSL, 2012)


355. Carry weight – Be important / Important influence / िहत्वपूणय होना (CHSL, 2012)
356. Fall flat – Fail to amuse people / Fail to produce intended effect / असफल होना (CHSL, 2012)
357. Under the thumb of – Under the control of / ननयंत्रण िें होना (CHSL, 2012)
358. To get wind – Come to know about something secret or private / रहस्य जान लेना (CHSL, 2012)
359. Part and parcel – An essential part of something / अहि ठहस्सा (CHSL, 2012)
360. To give vent to – To express a feeling, especially anger, strongly / भावनाओं को प्रकट करना (CHSL, 2012)
361. Stand by – To help / Support somebody or be friend, even in difficult times / सार् दे ना (CHSL, 2012)

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362. In black and white – In writing / मलझखत िें (CHSL, 2012)
363. At a loss – Unable / Not knowing about what to do or say / घबड़ा जाना (CHSL, 2012)
364. Lame excuse – Unsatisfactory explanation / झूिा बहाना (CHSL, 2012)

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365. Hand in glove – Working closely with someone / Very intimate / घननर्षि संबंध (CHSL, 2012)
366. A hard nut to crack – A difficult problem or situation to solve or deal with / कठिन पररस्स्र्नत (CHSL, 2012)

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367. For better or worse – Always / In every condition / चाहे अच्छा हो या बुरा (CHSL, 2012)
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368. From the bottom of one’s heart – To speak frankly / स्पर्षट बोलना (CHSL, 2012)
369. In a nutshell – Brief / संक्षेप िें (CHSL, 2012)
370. A shot in the dark – An attempt to guess something / अनुिान लगाना (CHSL, 2012)
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371. At the eleventh hour – At a last moment / अंनति सिय िें (CHSL, 2012)
372. Water under the bridge – Something that happened in the past and is now forgotten or no longer
important / जो बीत गया सो बीत गया (CHSL, 2012)
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373. Stick to guns – Hold on to original decisions / अपनी बात पर अडड़ग रहना (CHSL, 2012)
374. Out of hand – Out of control, at once, immediately / ननयंत्रण के बहार (CHSL, 2012)
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375. The salt of the earth – Very good and honest/ Kind / आदशय व्यस्तत (CHSL, 2012)
376. Talking through hat – Talking nonsense / बकवास करना (CHSL, 2012)
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377. Looking forward to – To expect something or someone / ख़ुशी से प्रतीक्षा करना (FCI, 2012)
378. Slip off – Leave quietly / बबना सूचना ठदए ननकल जाना (FCI, 2012)
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379. Get on well – Have a friendly relationship / मिलजल


ु कर रहना (FCI, 2012)
380. In a pickle – In an embarrassing or awkward situation / शियनाक या कठिन पररस्स्र्नत िें (FCI, 2012)
381. Under a cloud – Being subject to suspicion / शंकायुतत (FCI, 2012)
382. As hard as nail – Emotionless / To show no sympathy, kindness or fear / ननदय यी (CGL, 2012)
383. Allow a free hand – Complete liberty / खुली छूट (CGL, 2012)
384. Lays out – To spend money / व्यय करना (CGL, 2012)
385. Break down – To lose control of your feelings and start crying / Could not proceed / ठहम्ित हार जाना (CGL,
2012)

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386. Cut coat according to one’s cloth – Live within one’s means / अपने साधनों िें जीवन यापन करना (CGL, 2012)
387. Weal and woe – Ups and downs / ठहताठहत (CPO, 2012)
388. Iron will – Strong determination / दृर् संकल्प (CPO, 2012)
389. To take to task – Punish / बरु ी तरह से फटकारना (CPO, 2012)
390. Rack and ruin – Ransacked / तहस नहस होना (CPO, 2012)
391. Rides the high horse – Feel superior / श्रेर्षिता की भावना (CPO, 2012)
392. By fits and starts – Irregularly / अननयमित (MTS, 2013)
393. Have a bee in one’s bonnet – To be preoccupied or obsessed with something / धुन सवार होना

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394. See through – Detect / To realize the truth about someone or somebody / स्वभाव जानना (MTS, 2013)
395. Take after – To follow / To take care of older members of family / सदृश होना (MTS, 2013)
396. Break up – Disband itself / The breaking up of relationship or association / संबंध तोड़ना (MTS, 2013)

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397. Stand by – Support / सार् दे ना (MTS, 2013)
398. Bull in a China shop – A clumsy person / अनाड़ी व्यस्तत (MTS, 2013)

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399. Change colours – To turn pale / फीका पड़ना (MTS, 2013)
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400. Spick and span – Neat and clean / Tidy / साफ़ - सर्
ु रा (MTS, 2013)
401. Give in – To agree to do something that you don’t want to do / झक
ु जाना (MTS, 2013)
402. Wide off the mark - Irrelevant / Not accurate / Inadequate / यर्ायर्य से परे होना (MTS, 2013)
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403. Out of the world – Extraordinary / उत्कृर्षट (MTS, 2013)
404. Sweep under the carpet – To hide something / छुपाना या नज़रअंदाज़ करना (MTS, 2013)
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405. By leaps and bound – Very rapidly / बहुत तेजी से (MTS, 2013)
406. To toe the line – To follow the lead / To follow boss’s orders / आदे श का पालन करना (MTS, 2013)
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407. Stick to guns – Maintain opinion / अडड़ग रहना (MTS, 2013)


408. Take hat off – Encourage / To admire somebody very much for something he has done / प्रोत्साठहत करना
(MTS, 2013)
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409. Null and void – Empty / अकृत और शून्य (FCI, 2013)


410. Break the ice – Initiate a talk / चुप्पी तोड़ना (FCI, 2013)
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411. Keep the wolf from the door – Avoid starvation / ककसी तरह से गुज़ारा करना (FCI, 2013)
412. Fish in troubled water – To make a profit out of troubled situation / प्रनतकूल अवसर िें भी लाभ उिाना (FCI,
2013)

413. Look into – To investigate / जांच करना (FCI, 2013)


414. Smell the rat – Suspect that something is fishy / दाल िें काला लगना (CGL T-1, 2013)
415. Let the grass grow under the feet – Delay in getting things done / ववलम्ब करना (CGL T-1, 2013)
416. Apple of discord – Cause of animosity / झगडे का कारण (CGL T-1, 2013)
417. A fish out of water – In uncomfortable situation / परे शानी िें होना (CGL T-1, 2013)

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418. In the long run – Over a period of time / अन्ततः (CGL T-1, 2013)
419. Jumping down one’s throat – To react very angrily to somebody / गुस्सा व्यतत करना (CGL T-1, 2013)
420. Out of wits – Greatly confused / उलझन िें होना (CGL T-1, 2013)
421. Call spade a spade – To speak in a straightforward manner (frankly) / स्पर्षतः बोलना (CGL T-1, 2013)
422. Face the music – Accept the punishment / ककये का पररणाि भुगतना (CGL T-1, 2013)
423. To play second fiddle – Take a subordinate role / दोयि दजे पर होना (CGL T-1, 2013)
424. Casting pearl before swine – Offering good things to undeserving people / भैंस के आगे बीन बजाना (CGL T-1,
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425. Putting the cart before the horse – Doing things in the wrong way / गलत र्ं ग से कायय करना (CGL T-1, 2013)
426. Not fit to hold candle – Not so good as somebody or something else / तुलना िें कही न िहरना (CGL T-1, 2013)
427. Egg someone on – To encourage somebody to do something / आग्रह करना (CGL T-1, 2013)
428. For good – Permanently / हिेशा के मलए (CGL T-1, 2013)

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429. Achilles’s heel – Weak spot / किजोर कड़ी (CGL T-1, 2013)

430. Take a leap in the dark – To take risk / जोझखि लेना (CGL T-1, 2013)

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431. Cut the guardian knot – Remove difficulty / To solve problem / िुस्श्कल दरू करना (CGL T-1, 2013)
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432. Blow one’s own trumpet – Self boasting / अपनी तारीफ खुद करना (CGL T-1, 2013)
433. A cakewalk – An easy achievement / आसान जीत (CGL T-1, 2013)
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434. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth – Not to find fault with the gift received / उपहार िें किी ना
ननकलना (CGL T-1, 2013)
435. Man of straw – A man of no substance / अववश्वासी व्यस्तत (CGL T-1, 2013)
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436. Born with a silver spoon – Born in a rich family / अिीर पररवार िें जन्ि लेना (CGL T-1, 2013)
437. Let sleeping dogs lie – Not to bring up an old controversial issue / गड़े हुए िुदे ना उखाड़ना (CGL T-1, 2013)
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438. A month of Sundays – A long time / लम्बा सिय (CGL T-1, 2013)
439. A closed book – A mystery / रहस्य (CGL T-1, 2013)
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440. In apple pie order – In perfect order / िीक हालत िें (CGL T-1, 2013)
441. Through thick and thin – In spite of all difficulties / सख
ु दःु ख िें (CGL T-1, 2013)
442. Wet one’s whistle – To have a drink / शराब पीना (CGL T-1, 2013)

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443. Bury the hatchet – Make peace / झगड़ा ख़त्ि करना (CGL T-1, 2013)
444. Cool one’s heel – To keep waiting / इंतजार करना (CGL T-1, 2013)
445. Live-wire – A person who is lively or energetic / ऊजायवान व्यस्तत (CGL T-1, 2013)
446. Feel blue – In trouble / depressed / धचंनतत होना (Constable, 2013)
447. Above board – Legal and honest / ईिानदार (Constable, 2013)
448. Pour cats and dogs – Rain heavily / िूसलाधार बाररश होना (Constable, 2013)
449. For good – Permanently / हिेशा के मलए (Constable, 2013)
450. Iron fist – To treat people in severe manner / strictly / लोगो के सार् गंभीर तरीके से व्यव्हार करना

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451. Time and again – Always / बार बार (Constable, 2013)


452. Eat humble pie – To say or show that you are sorry for the mistakes committed by you / िाफ़ी िाँगना (CPO,
2013)

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453. Rule the roost – Exercise authority / To be the most powerful member in the group / िझु खया होना (CPO,

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454. Have something up your sleeve – Have an alternate plan / वैकस्ल्पक योजना होना (CPO, 2013)

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455. Take to task – Punished / Reprimanded / बुरी तरह से फटकारना (CPO, 2013)
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456. Feel one’s pulse – To find what one is thinking on some point / ककसी का ववचार जानना (CPO, 2013)
457. Donkey’s year – A long time / लम्बा सिय (CGL T-2, 2013)
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458. To make things done – To manage / प्रबंधन करना (CGL T-2, 2013)
459. Chicken out – Withdraw / To decide not to do something because you are afraid / डर के िारे न जाने का
ननणयय लेना (CGL T-2, 2013)
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460. Ice braking – Starting a conversation / वातायलाप चालु करना (CGL T-2, 2013)
461. Bad hats – People of bad character / परे शानी बढ़ने वाला व्यस्तत (CGL T-2, 2013)
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462. Give and take – Adjustment / Willingness in relationship to accept what somebody else wants and gives
up some of what you want / आपसी सिझबूझ रखना (CGL T-2, 2013)
463. Off and on – Irregularly / अननयमित (CGL T-2, 2013)
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464. Man of straw – A man of no substance / अववश्वासी व्यस्तत (CGL T-2, 2013)
465. Break down – Weep bitterly / रोने लगना (CGL T-2, 2013)
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466. Get down to business – To begin work seriously / काि शुरू करना (CHSL, 2013)
467. Giving a piece of one’s mind – Speak sharply / डाँटना (CHSL, 2013)
468. Go about – Go around / To continue to do something / कायय चालू रखना (CHSL, 2013)
469. Take exception - To object at something / आपवि व्यतत करना (CHSL, 2013)
470. Picking up holes in – Finding out faults with something / गलनतयाँ ननकलना (CHSL, 2013)
471. To cast a die – To take a decision / ननणयय लेना (CHSL, 2013)
472. Put up with – Bear patiently / To bear or endure / सहन करना (CHSL, 2013)

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473. The gift of the gab – Ability to speak well / वाचाल कला (CHSL, 2013)
474. See through – Detect / To realize the truth / सिझ लेना (CHSL, 2013)
475. Cordon off – Isolate / To stop people from getting into an area by surrounding it with police / घेरा डालना
(CHSL, 2013)

476. Keep an open house – Welcome all members / सभी का स्वागत करना (CHSL, 2013)
477. Wet behind ears – Young and inexperienced / Naïve / नौमसझखया (CHSL, 2013)
478. Pick on - Warn severely / चेतावनी दे ना (MT(NT), 2014)
479. Fight tooth and nail – Fight with strength and fury / पूरी शस्तत से प्रयास करना (MT(NT), 2014)

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480. Teething problems – Difficulties at the start / प्रारस्म्भक कठिनाइयाँ (MT(NT), 2014)
481. A wild goose chase – Fruitless pursuit / ननरर्यक खोज (MT(NT), 2014)
482. To get into hot water – To get into trouble / िस
ु ीबत िें फंसना (MT(NT), 2014)
483. A bolt from the blue – A complete surprise / आकस्स्िक घटना (MTS, 2014)

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484. Plain sailing – Very easy / बहुत आसान (MTS, 2014)

485. Take to one’s heel – Run off / भाग जाना (MTS, 2014)

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486. To cut one short – To criticize / आलोचना करना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
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487. Show the white flag – To surrender / आत्िसिपयण करना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
488. A cut above – Rather superior to / से कहीं बेहतर (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
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489. To throw dust in one’s eye – To deceive / धोखा दे ना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
490. Read between the lines – Know what the writer thinks / Know hidden meaning / छुपा हुआ अर्य सिझना
(CGL T-1, RE-2013)

491. Give vent to – To express / ज़ाठहर करना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)


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492. Bring about – Cause to happen / कायय-संपादन करना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
493. Husband one’s resource –To save / Economical / बचत करना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
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494. Foam at the mouth – Angry / अननयंबत्रत क्रोध की स्स्र्नत िें होना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
495. Keep wolf away from the door – Keep away extreme poverty / ककसी तरह से गज़
ु ारा करना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
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496. Pin money – Additional money / अनतररतत आय (CGL T-1, RE-2013)


497. The Alpha and Omega – Beginning and end / आरम्भ और अंत (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
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498. Salt of the earth – Good, honest and ideal / सच्चा और ईिानदार (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
499. Bring the house down – Make the audience applaud enthusiastically / वहवाही पाना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
500. Gerrymandering way – In a manipulative and unfair way / जालसाज़ी करना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
501. Strain every nerve – Make all efforts / Try all tricks / खन
ू पसीना एक करना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
502. Hard and fast – That cannot be altered / fixed / बंधा हुआ (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
503. Turn up one’s nose at - To not accept something because you do not think it is good enough for you /
To treat with contempt / अविानना करना (CGL T-1, RE-2013)

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504. Down in the dumps – Sad and depressed / उदास (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
505. Dot one’s I’s and cross one T’s – Be detailed and exact / सटीक (CGL T-1, RE-2013)
506. All moonshine – Superficial / अगाढ़ (CPO, 2014)
507. Wild goose chase – A foolish and useless enterprise / ननरर्यक प्रयास (CPO, 2014)
508. Swan song – Last prayer (at funeral or farewell) / अंनति ववदाई (CPO, 2014)
509. By the skin of teeth – By the narrowest margin / बहुत काि अंतर से (CPO, 2014)
510. Bury the hatchet – Make peace / Forget the quarrels / झगड़ा ख़त्ि करना (CPO, 2014)
511. Keep up with – Go at equal pace / सिान गनत से चलना

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512. Flies off at a tangent – Start discussing something irrelevant / िुद्दे से भटकना (CPO, 2014)
513. Batten down the hatches – Prepare for a difficult situation / िस्ु श्कल स्स्र्नत के मलए तैयारी करना (CPO, 2014)
514. Nail one’s colours to the mast – Refuse to climb down / हार स्वीकार करने से इंकार करना (CPO, 2014)

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515. All might and main – With full force / पूरी ताकत के सार् (CPO, 2014)
516. Red herrings – Clues intended to distract or mislead / An unimportant fact, idea, event, etc. that takes

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517. To cut one’s coat according to one’s cloth – To live within one’s means / अपने साधनो के भीतर रहना
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518. White elephant – A costly but useless possession / व्यर्य की चीज चो खचय बहुत कराए और काि न आए (CPO,
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519. Look sharp – Pay attention / कड़ी ननगरानी रखना (CPO, 2014)
520. Big draw – Huge attraction / आकर्यण (CPO, 2014)
521. Bear down – To move quickly towards something/someone in a determined or threatening way /
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522. To put a spoke in someone’s wheel – Destroy the plan / Cause hindrance / To prevent somebody
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from putting their plan into action / बाधा उत्पन्न करना (CPO, 2014)
523. At a stretch – Continuously / ननरं तर (CPO, 2014)
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524. Know beans about something – Well informed and intelligent / जानकार (CPO, 2014)
525. To get into hot water – To get into troubles / दवु वधा िें फंसना (CPO, 2014)
526. Know the ropes – Learn the procedures / प्रकक्रया सिझना (CGL T-1, 2014)
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527. Barking up the wrong tree – Trying to find someone at wrong place / गलती करना (CGL T-1, 2014)
528. In the swim – Well informed and up-to-date / सूधचत और सकक्रय (CGL T-1, 2014)
529. Rub up the wrong way – To irk or irritate someone / परे शान करना (CGL T-1, 2014)
530. Add fuel to the fire – Worsen the situation / स्स्र्नत को और ख़राब करना (CGL T-1, 2014)
531. In the loop – Informed regularly / ननयमित रूप से सूधचत करना (CGL T-1, 2014)
532. Hold one’s horses – To keep waiting / इंतज़ार करना (CGL T-1, 2014)
533. Black out – Lost consciousness / बेहोश होना (CGL T-1, 2014)

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534. Cut and dry method – Specific / स्पर्षट (CGL T-1, 2014)
535. Back to the drawing board – Plan it all over again / शुरुआत से योजना बनाना (CGL T-1, 2014)
536. In the air – Certain / Able to be firmly relied on to happen or be the case / Specific but not explicitly
named or stated / ननस्श्चत (CGL T-1, 2014)
537. On the same page – Thinks in a similar way / सहिनत (CGL T-1, 2014)
538. Pull no punch – Speaks frankly / स्पर्षट बोलना (CGL T-1, 2014)
539. Going places – Talented and successful / िैदान िारना (CGL T-1, 2014)
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541. Put your feet down – Take a firm stand / To be very strict in opposing what somebody wishes to do (CGL T-
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542. Read between the line – To understand the inner meaning / छुपे हुए अर्य को सिझना (CGL T-1, 2014)
543. To the letter – Paying attention to every detail / Doing or following exactly what somebody something
says / प्रत्येक वववरण का पालन करना (CGL T-1, 2014)
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544. To carve out a niche – To work harder in order to have successful career / Develop a special position for
oneself / खुद के मलए ववशेर् स्स्र्नत ववकमसत करना (CGL T-2, 2014)
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545. Wild goose chase – Useless search / Unprofitable adventure / लाभहीन प्रयास (CHSL, 2014)
546. In Dutch – In trouble / िुसीबत िें (CHSL, 2014)
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547. See eye to eye – To have the same opinion / एक तरह के ववचार रखना (CHSL, 2014)
548. Come to light – Been revealed / To become known to people / प्रकट होना (CHSL, 2014)
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549. Around the clock – Day and night / ठदन और रात (CHSL, 2014)

550. Balloon goes up – The situation turns unpleasant or serious / स्स्र्नत का अचानक अवप्रय या गंभीर हो जाना
(CHSL, 2014)

551. Watching grass grow – Very boring / उबाऊ (CHSL, 2014)


552. Nine day’s wonder – A dazzling short-lived spectacle of no real value / चार ठदन की चांदनी (CHSL, 2014)
553. Beyond the pale – Outside commonly accepted standards / सीिा के बाहर (CHSL, 2014)
554. Took after – Similar to / to look or behave like an older member of your family / सदृश होना (CHSL, 2014)
555. Throw dust into one’s eye – To deceive / धोखा दे ना (CHSL, 2014)

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556. Cool about working – Not tense about working / Reading to work / बबना तनाव के काि करना (CHSL, 2014)
557. Salad days – Adolescence / बचपन (CHSL, 2014)
558. All ears – Attentive / चौकस (CHSL, 2014)
559. Maiden speech – First speech / पहला भार्ण (CHSL, 2014)
560. Hold water – With logical backing / To stand up to critical examination / ववश्वास-योग्य होना (CHSL, 2014)
561. Other fish to fry – Some important work to attend to / बहुत ही जरूरी काि होना (CHSL, 2014)
562. A close shave – A narrow escape from danger / बाल बाल बचना (CHSL, 2014)
563. To tell in a nut shell – In a brief manner / Summarize / संक्षेप िें प्रस्तुत करना (CHSL, 2014)

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564. Within a stone’s throw – At a short distance / ननकट (CHSL, 2014)
565. To feather one’s nest – To enrich oneself when opportunity occurs / अपना घर भरना (CHSL, 2014)
566. A close-fisted person – A miser / कंजूस (CHSL, 2014)

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567. To gather roses only – To seek all enjoyments of life / जीवन के सभी आनन्दो को तलाश करना (CHSL, 2014)
568. A black sheep – A person with bad reputation / कुलकलंक (CHSL, 2014)

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569. To grease the palm – To bribe / ररश्वत दे ना (CHSL, 2014)
570. For good – Permanently / हिेशा के मलए (CHSL, 2014)te
571. An about turn – Complete change of opinion or situation / पण
ू य पररवतयन (CHSL, 2014)
572. Make a mockery – To make something seem ridiculous or useless / No serious outcome / कोई गंभीर
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पररणाि नहीं ननकलना (CHSL, 2014)
573. Eat like a horse – Eat a lot / बहुत खाना (CHSL, 2014)
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574. Go to the dogs – To be ruined / तहस नहस होना (CHSL, 2014)


575. Pay on the nail – Pay promptly / Payment without delay / तरु ं त भग
ु तान करना (CHSL, 2014)
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576. Penelope’s web – An endless job / अंतहीन काि (CHSL, 2014)

577. At draggers drawn – Enmity / शत्रुता होना (CHSL, 2014)


578. Bury the hatchet – Make peace / झगड़ा ख़त्ि करना (CGL T-2, 2014)
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579. Null and void – Not binding / Having no legal force / अिान्य (CGL T-2, 2014)
580. Break in – Force entry to a building / बलपूवक
य प्रवेश करना (CGL T-2, 2014)
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581. Stir up a Hornet’s nest - To create a lot of trouble / बहुत सारी सिस्याएँ खड़ी करना (CGL T-2, 2014)
582. Second thoughts – Reconsidering the original idea / पन
ु ः: ववचार करना (CGL T-2, 2014)
583. Average out – Balance / रामश या संख्या िें बराबर होना (CGL T-2, 2014)
584. Go to the dogs – Ruin / to go to in very bad situation / तहस नहस होना (CGL T-2, 2014)
585. Floored – To surprise or confuse / अमभभूत होना (CGL T-2, 2014)
586. Give way – Collapse / पतनावस्र्ा (CGL T-2, 2014)
587. Tall tales – Boasting / डींगे हांकना (CGL T-2, 2014)

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588. Backseat driver – A person who gives unwanted advice / एक व्यस्तत जो अवांनछत सलाह दे ता है (CGL T-2, 2014)
589. At random - Without any aim or target / बबना ककसी लक्ष्य के (CGL T-2, 2014)
590. Break off – Suddenly stop / अचानक रुकना (CGL T-2, 2014)
591. Go haywire – Become out of control / सब अस्त - व्यस्त होना (CGL T-2, 2014)
592. Above board – Honest / Without any secret / ननर्षकपट (CGL T-2, 2014)
593. Feather in one’s cap – An achievement / उपलस्धध (CGL T-2, 2014)
594. Follow one’s nose – To go straight ahead / सीधे जाना (CGL T-2, 2014)

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595. To latch onto – To promote / बढ़ावा दे ना (CGL T-2, 2014)
596. Fight shy of – To avoid someone/ something / टालना (CGL T-2, 2014)
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597. Add fuel to the fire – Worsen the matter / जलती आग िें तेल डालना (CGL T-2, 2014)
598. Cock and bull story – Absurd an unbelievable story / िनगढ़त कहानी (CHSL, 2015)
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599. Hold water – Seem logical / ववश्वास-योग्य होना (CHSL, 2015)


600. To be down to earth – To be realistic / वास्तववक (CHSL, 2015)
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601. In the nick of time – Just in time / िीक सिय पर (CHSL, 2015)
602. To shun evil company – To avoid or give up bad company / बुरी संगत को त्यागना (CHSL, 2015)
603. Seamy side – Unpleasant and immoral / अनैनतक (CHSL, 2015)
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604. A sacred cow – A person never to be criticized / अकारण ही िाननत व्यस्तत (CHSL, 2015)
605. A dog’s breakfast – A total mess / A thing that has been done badly / सब गड़बड़ (CHSL, 2015)
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606. Sail in the same boat – To be in same situation / सािान पररस्स्र्नत िें होना (CHSL, 2015)
607. Take the bull by the horns – To face a difficulty courageously / कठिन स्स्र्नत का साहसपूणय सािना करना
(CHSL, 2015)

608. Shed crocodile tears – To pretend to be sympathetic / घडड़याली आंसू बहाना (CHSL, 2015)
609. To be in a quandary – In a confusing situation / भ्रि िें होना (CHSL, 2015)
610. Take French leave – Absenting oneself without permission / बबना सूधचत ककये अवकाश लेना (CHSL, 2015)
611. To put in a nutshell – To state something very concisely / संक्षक्षप्त िें व्यतत करना (CHSL, 2015)
612. The genomes of Zurich – A slang term for Swiss bankers / स्स्वस बैंकर (CHSL, 2015)

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613. To make up one’s mind – To decide what to do / ननश्चय करना (CHSL, 2015)
614. To call it a day – Decide to finish working of the day / ठदन की काययवाही ख़त्ि करना (CHSL, 2015)
615. In two minds – To be undecided / दवु वधा िें होना (CHSL, 2015)
616. Put something by – To save money for a particular purpose / बचना (CHSL, 2015)
617. On cloud nine – Extremely happy / अत्यंत खुश होना (CHSL, 2015)
618. The jury is out - No decision has been reached / ककसी ननणयय पर न पहुंचना (CHSL, 2015)
619. Have a finger in every pie – To be meddlesome / To involved in a lot of different activities and having
influence over them / बहुत सरे कािो िें फंसे होना

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(CHSL, 2015)

620. To take after – To resemble an older member of family / सदृश होना (CHSL, 2015)
621. Flying visit – Very short visit / छोटी यात्रा (CHSL, 2015)
622. Telling upon – Showing effectively / Having strong effect / गहरा प्रभाव डालना (Constable, 2015)

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623. Kith and kin – Relatives / ररश्तेदार (Constable, 2015)
624. Part and parcel – Important part / अवयवभूत अंश (Constable, 2015)

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625. Beat about the bush – Circumlocution / Does not talk specifically / घुिा कफरा कर बातें करना (Constable, 2015)
626. Carry out – Complete something / सिाप्त करना (Constable, 2015)
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627. Take fancy – To attract or please somebody / आकवर्यत करना (Constable, 2015)
628. Snake in the grass – A hidden enemy / छुपा दश्ु िन (CGL T-1, 2015)
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629. Make a mountain of a mole hill – Exaggerate a minor problem / छोटी सी बात का बतंगड़ बनाना (CGL T-1, 2015)
630. Spill the beans – Reveal the secret information / रहस्य उजागर करना (CGL T-1, 2015)
631. Make amends for – Compensate the loss / प्रायस्श्चत करना (CGL T-1, 2015)
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632. Leave high and dry – In a difficult situation without help or money / Leave alone to work / A boat in a
position out of water / िस
ु ीबत के सिय सार् छोड़ना (CGL T-1, 2015)
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633. Make believe – To pretend that something is true / सच होने का नाटक करना (CGL T-1, 2015)
634. Go for the jugular – Attack all out / To attack somebody’s weaker point during a discussion / किज़ोर
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पहलू पर आक्रिण करना (CGL T-1, 2015)


635. Keep a level head – To remain calm and sensible in a difficult situation / कठिन पररस्स्र्नत िें शांत रहकर
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सूझ-बूझ से काि लेना (CGL T-1, 2015)


636. Under the weather – Sick / बीिार (CGL T-1, 2015)
637. At loggerheads – In strong disagreement / असहित होना (CGL T-1, 2015)
638. Go Dutch – Divide the cost / साझा करना (CGL T-1, 2015)
639. Alma mater – Institution where one got education / जहाँ से मशक्षा पायी वह संस्र्ा (CGL T-1, 2015)
640. A closefisted man – A miser / कंजूस (CGL T-1, 2015)
641. As daft as a brush – Very silly / बहुत िूखय (CGL T-1, 2015)

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642. Rise with the lark – Get up early / To get out of bed very early in the morning / सुबह जल्दी उिना (CGL T-1,
2015)

643. At one’s wit’s end – To be so worried by a problem that you don’t know what to do next / घबराना (CGL T-1,
2015)

644. Make a beeline – Rush / To go straight towards something as quick as you can / तीर की तरह के पासना (CGL
T-1, 2015)

645. Wild goose chase – Useless search / व्यर्य प्रयास (CGL T-1, 2015)
646. A man of letters – A literary person / ज्ञानी व्यस्तत (CGL T-1,RE 2015)
647. Horse sense – Basic common sense / व्यावहाररक ज्ञान (CGL T-1,RE 2015)

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648. Shot in the arm – Something that gives encouragement / प्रेरणा दायक (CGL T-1,RE 2015)
649. Catch time by the forelock – Seize opportunity / सिय के अंदर काि करना (CGL T-1,RE 2015)
650. Get on nerves – Annoying / ककसी के मलए धचंता या क्रोध का कारण बनना (CGL T-1,RE 2015)
651. Clean hands – Innocent / ननरपराध (CPO, 2015)

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652. A golden mean – Middle course between two extremes / िध्य िागय (CPO, 2015)
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653. Vexed question – Controversial issue / वववाद-ग्रस्त ववर्य (CPO, 2015)


654. Keep the wolf away from the door – To keep off starvation / कि से गुज़ारा करना (CPO, 2015)
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655. Out of sorts – Ill or sick / Upset / अस्वस्र् (CPO, 2015)


656. Gut feeling – Strong instinct (based on feelings and emotions rather than thought and reason) / आंतररक
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अनुभूनत (CPO, 2015)


657. Finish with something – Be through / To have something at the end / To stop doing something / अंत िें
कुछ पररणाि प्राप्त होना (CPO, 2015)
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658. Red-letter day – An important day / िहत्वपूणय ठदन (CPO, 2015)


659. A close fisted man – Miser / कंजस
ू (CPO, 2015)
660. To set the Thames on fire – Do a heroic deed / To do such a work that needs a strenuous effort /
असाधारण कायय करना (CPO, 2015)
661. Eat humble pie – To say sorry for mistakes / Suffer humiliation / िाफ़ी िाँगना (CPO, 2015)
662. Play ducks and drakes – Spend lavishly / To waste or squander / अत्यधधक खचाय करना (CPO, 2015)
663. Be taken aback – Shocked or surprised / है रान (CPO, 2015)

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664. Lay it on thick – An exaggeration / To talk about somebody or something in a way than they really are /
अनतशयोस्तत (CPO, 2015)
665. Bird’s eye view – A overview / A general view from above / ववहं गि दृर् ्ठट (CPO, 2015)
666. To win laurels – To earn great prestige / ववशेर् सम्िान प्राप्त करना (CPO, 2015)
667. In the soup – To be in trouble / िुसीबत िें होना (CPO, 2015)
668. Draw the line – To set a limit / सीिा ननधायररत करना (CPO, 2015)
669. A bee hive – A busy place / व्यस्त स्र्ल (CPO, 2015)
670. To cut the Gordian knot – To perform a difficult task / अत्यन्त कठिन सिस्या का सिाधान करना (CPO, 2015)

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671. Take a French leave – Being absent without permission / बबना सूधचत ककये अवकाश पर जाना (CGL T-2, 2015)
672. Arm-chair critic – A person who give advice based on theory not on practice / वह व्यस्तत जो उस ववर्य
पर ठटप्पणी या आलोचना प्रदान करता है स्जस ववर्य िें वह बहुत कि व्यावहाररक ज्ञान या अनुभव रखता है (CGL T-2,

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673. A chip of the old block – An experienced old man / अनुभवी व्यस्तत (CGL T-2, 2015)
674. Feather your nest – To make yourself richer, especially by spending money on yourself that should be

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spent on something else / अपना घर भरना (CGL T-2, 2015)
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675. Throw up cards – To give in / To blow away the plan / गुप्त योजना का रहस्य उजागर करना (CGL T-2, 2015)
676. Vote with your feet – Showing your disapproval / अस्वीकृनत ठदखाना (CGL T-2, 2015)
677. Dog in a manger – A selfish person / स्वार्ी व्यस्तत (CGL T-2, 2015)
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678. Chapter and verse – Providing minutes details / यर्ातथ्य संदभय (CGL T-2, 2015)
679. Bring down the house – Amuse the audience greatly / To make everyone cheer / वहवाही पाना (CGL T-2, 2015)
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680. Give a wide berth to – To stay away from or avoid someone / से दरू रहना (CGL T-2, 2015)
681. A hard nut to crack – A difficult problem to solve / कठिन सिस्या (CGL T-2, 2015)
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682. In black and white – In writing / मलझखत िें (CGL T-2, 2015)
683. Beside the mark – Irrelevant / Not to be accurate / अप्रासंधगक (CGL T-2, 2015)
684. To give a piece of mind – Scolding / To tell someone that you are angry with them or you disapprove of
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their behavior / डांटना (CGL T-2, 2015)


685. Give away - To distribute something / बाँटना (CGL T-2, 2015)
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686. Fight tooth and nail – Fight with all strengths / जी जान से लड़ना (CGL T-2, 2015)
687. Show a clean a pair of heels – To run away fast / To flee swiftly / रफ़ूचतकर होना (CGL T-2, 2015)
688. All moonshine – Concocted / बकवास (CGL T-2, 2015)

689. Up to the mark – According to the required standard / कसौटी पर उतरा हुआ (CGL T-2, 2015)
690. A red letter day – An important day / िहत्वपूणय ठदन (CGL T-2, 2015)
691. Sit on the fence – To avoid becoming involved in deciding or influencing something / तटस्र् रहना
(Stenographer, 2016)

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692. Shake off – Forget / To get away from somebody who is chasing or following you / छुटकारा पाना (Stenographer,
2016)

693. Cock and bull story – A concocted or absurd story / िनगर्ं त कहानी (Stenographer, 2016)
694. Pull a long face – Look dejected / An unhappy or disappointed expression / िायूस ठदखना (Stenographer, 2016)
695. Under a cloud –Under suspicion / शक के दायरे िें होना (Stenographer, 2016)
696. Cat-nap – Short sleep / झपकी (CGL T-1, 2016)
697. To pull a long face – Look sad / िायूस ठदखना (CGL T-1, 2016)
698. Fit like a glove – Perfectly / पूरी तरह से (CGL T-1, 2016)

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699. Caught red-handed – Discovered in the act of doing / रं गे हार् पकड़ना (CGL T-1, 2016)
700. Gate crasher – Uninvited guest / बबना बुलाया िेहिान (CGL T-1, 2016)
701. To angle – To fish / लभ
ु ाना (CGL T-1, 2016)

702. For all intents and purposes – Practically / वास्तव िें (CGL T-1, 2016)

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703. Go out of one’s way – Do everything possible / हर संभव प्रयास करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
704. In the running – Has good prospects in competition / प्रनतस्पधाय िें जीतने का िौका (CGL T-1, 2016)

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705. Beat about the bush – To say everything except the main topic / घुिा-कफरा कर बात करना (CGL T-1, 2016)

706. Make room – Make space / जगह बनाना (CGL T-1, 2016)
707. Mend your way’s – Improve one’s behavior / आचरण सध
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ु ारना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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708. Beggar description – Cannot be described / वणयनातीत होना (CGL T-1, 2016)
709. Drag one’s feet – Be reluctant to act / टाल िटोल करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
710. Hope against hope – Nurture an impossible hope / झूिी ठदलासा रखना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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711. For keeps – Forever / हिेशा के मलए (CGL T-1, 2016)


712. Paled into insignificance – Seemed less important / काि िहत्वपूणय लगना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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713. With one voice – Unanimously / सवयसम्िनत से (CGL T-1, 2016)


714. Make it light – Treat lightly / िहत्वपूणय नहीं िानना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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715. Every inch a gentleman – Entirely / पूणत


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716. Catch a tartar - A rough, violent, troublesome person / शत्रु से सािना होना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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717. To add fuel to the fire – Make thing worse / बद को बदतर बनाना (CGL T-1, 2016)

718. To take to heart – To be greatly affected / प्रभाववत होना (CGL T-1, 2016)
719. To bring to light – To reveal / प्रकामशत करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
720. All moon shine – Far from reality / सच्चाई से कोसो दरू (CGL T-1, 2016)
721. At a snail’s pace – Slowly / धीिी गनत से (CGL T-1, 2016)
722. Call on – Pay a visit / भें ट करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
723. Pros and cons – Advantages and disadvantage / फायदा और नुकसान (CGL T-1, 2016)
724. Once in a blue moon – Very rarely / कभी-कभार (CGL T-1, 2016)

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725. Fish out of water – An uncomfortable position / िुसीबत िें होना (CGL T-1, 2016)
726. Be down with – Suffering from / बीिार होना (CGL T-1, 2016)
727. Fair-weather friend – Supports only when easy and convenient / सुख का सार्ी (CGL T-1, 2016)
728. Pull together – Work harmoniously / मिलजल
ु कर कायय करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
729. To bury the hatchet – To make peace / झगड़ा ख़त्ि करना (CGL T-1, 2016)

730. Selling like hot cakes – To have a very good sale / अधधक िात्रा िें बबकना (CGL T-1, 2016)
731. Scot free – Unpunished / बबना सज़ा के बच ननकलना (CGL T-1, 2016)
732. To give oneself airs – Behave arrogantly / घिंड से पेश आना (CGL T-1, 2016)

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733. At a stone’s throw – At short distance / बहुत नज़दीक (CGL T-1, 2016)
734. Bone of contention – Matter of dispute / झगड़े का कारण (CGL T-1, 2016)
735. To eat humble pie – To yield under humiliating circumstances / ववनम्रता से िाफ़ी िाँगना (CGL T-1, 2016)

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736. To end in smoke – To fail / To end without any practical results / कोई पररणाि ना ननकलना (CGL T-1, 2016)

737. To spill the beans – To reveal a secret / भेद खोलना (CGL T-1, 2016)

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738. Drive home – Emphasise / ज़ोर दे ना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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739. A left hand compliment – An ambiguous compliment / अस्पर्षट अमभवादन (CGL T-1, 2016)
740. Cut a sorry figure – Make a poor impression / ख़ास प्रभाव न बनाना (CGL T-1, 2016)
741. To take to task – Reprimand / बुरी तरह से फटकारना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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742. Bad blood – Enmity / कटुता (CGL T-1, 2016)
743. Maiden speech – First speech / पहला भार्ण (CGL T-1, 2016)
ie

744. To get cold feet – Fear / डरना (CGL T-1, 2016)


745. Beside the mark – Not to the point / असंगत होना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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746. On tenterhooks – In suspense and anxiety / असिंजस िें (CGL T-1, 2016)
747. A cuckoo in the nest – An unwelcomed intruder / घुसपैठिया (CGL T-1, 2016)
748. A house of cards – An insecure scheme / असुरक्षक्षत योजना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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749. To smell a rat – To suspect foul dealings / दाल िें काला लगना (CGL T-1, 2016)
750. Old head on young shoulder – To be wise beyond one’s age / अनत वववेकी नौजवान (CGL T-1, 2016)
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751. A wild-goose chase – Pointless search / व्यर्य का प्रयत्न (CGL T-1, 2016)
752. Hard of hearing – To be deaf / कि सन
ु ने वाला (CGL T-1, 2016)
753. Burn your boats – Do something that makes it impossible to return to the previous situation / वापस जाने
के सभी संभाववत तरीकों को नर्षट करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
754. Dressing-down – To give scolding / फटकारना (CGL T-1, 2016)
755. Null and void – Invalid / अिान्य (CGL T-1, 2016)
756. A dark horse – Unexpected winner / अप्रत्यामशत ववजेता (CGL T-1, 2016)

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757. Throw cold water – Discourage / हतोत्साठहत करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
758. Butt in – Interrupt / बाधा डालना (CGL T-1, 2016)

759. Couch potato – A person who prefers to watch television / टीवी दे खकर सिय गँवाने वाला (CGL T-1, 2016)
760. Carry the ball – Be in charge / उिरदानयत्व होना (CGL T-1, 2016)
761. Turn down – Reject / अस्वीकार कर दे ना (CGL T-1, 2016)
762. Catch a tartar – To deal with a person who is more than one’s match / शेर को सवा शेर मिलना (CGL T-1, 2016)
763. Cap in hand – In a respectful manner / ववनीत भाव से (CGL T-1, 2016)
764. In the blues – Cheerless and depressed / उदासीन (CGL T-1, 2016)

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765. Cheek by jowl – Very close together / सार्-सार् (CGL T-1, 2016)
766. Beyond the pale – Unreasonable or unacceptable / सीिा के बाहर (CGL T-1, 2016)
767. Blow one’s own trumpet – Praise oneself / अपना राग अलापना (CGL T-1, 2016)

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768. Stick to one’s guns – Maintain own opinion / बात पर अड़े रहना (CGL T-1, 2016)
769. At sea – Confused / व्याकुल (CGL T-1, 2016)

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770. Straw in the wind – An indication of what might happen / संभावनाओं का सूक्ष्ि संकेत (CGL T-1, 2016)
771. Face the music – Be punished / ककये का पररणाि भग te
ु तना (CGL T-1, 2016)
772. Curry favours – Seek favourable attention / चापलस
ू ी कर के कृपापात्र बनना (CGL T-1, 2016)
773. Weal and woe – Good times and bad times / ठहत-अठहत (CGL T-1, 2016)
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774. Call in question – Challenge / आपवि करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
775. Make both ends meet – Live within means / आय व्यय बराबर करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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776. Put up the shutters – Go out of business / उस ठदन का या स्र्ायी रूप से व्यवसाय बंद करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
777. A drop in a bucket – A very insignificant amount / ऊँट के िँह
ु िें जीरा (CGL T-1, 2016)
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778. Draw a blank – Find no favour / असफल होना (CGL T-1, 2016)
779. To keep in abeyance – In a state of suspension / संदेह िें रखना (CGL T-1, 2016)
780. To be in a fix – In a difficult situation / िुसीबत िें होना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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781. To break the ice – Make people comfortable and relaxed / Start conversation / वातायलाप पुनः चालू करना
(CGL T-1, 2016)
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782. As daft as a brush – Extremely silly / बेहद िूखय या बेवकूफ (CGL T-1, 2016)
783. In a nutshell – Briefly and concisely / संक्षेप िें (CGL T-1, 2016)
784. Strain every nerve – Work very hard / खन
ू पसीना एक करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
785. Evening of life – Old age / बुढ़ापा (CGL T-1, 2016)
786. Button one’s lips – Stop talking / चुप हो जाना (CGL T-1, 2016)
787. Cock and bull stories – Absurd and unlikely stories / िनगढ़त कहानी (CGL T-1, 2016)
788. A live wire – Lively and active / स्जन्दाठदल व्यस्तत (CGL T-1, 2016)

789. Capital punishment – Death sentence / ित्ृ यु दं ड (CGL T-1, 2016)

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790. Leaps and bounds – Rapidly / बहुत तेजी से (CGL T-1, 2016)
791. Wet behind the ears – Young and without much experience / अनुभवहीन (CGL T-1, 2016)
792. Under a cloud – Under suspicion / संदेह िें (CGL T-1, 2016)
793. Get the sack – Be dismissed / बरखास्त होना (CGL T-1, 2016)
794. Feather in one’s cap – A new and additional distinction / उपलधद्धध (CGL T-1, 2016)
795. Donkey’s year – A long time / बहुत लंबा सिय (CGL T-1, 2016)
796. Leave no stone unturned – To try every possible way / कोई कसर न छोड़ना (CGL T-1, 2016)
797. A man of letters – Scholar / ववद्वान (CGL T-1, 2016)

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798. Bear in mind – Remember / स्िरण रखना (CGL T-1, 2016)
799. To nip in the bud – To stop something in the starting / मसर उिाते ही कुचल दे ना (CGL T-1, 2016)
800. To put a spoke in one’s wheel – To hinder / उन्न्ननत िें रोड़े अटकना (CGL T-1, 2016)

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801. To clip one’s wings – To deprive one of power / पर कतरना (CGL T-1, 2016)
802. Hold up – Delay / रोकना (CGL T-1, 2016)

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803. To play fast and loose – To act in an unreliable way / झखलवाड़ करना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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804. Feather one’s own nest – Make money in an improper way / अनधु चत र्ं ग से पैसे कािना (CGL T-1, 2016)
805. Pull a fast one – Play a trick / धोखा दे ना (CGL T-1, 2016)
806. Grease the palm – To bribe / ररश्वत दे ना (CGL T-1, 2016)
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807. Turn-turtle – Complete over-turn of a situation / उलट जाना (CGL T-1, 2016)
808. Take the bull by the horns – Grapple the situation courageously / साहसपूवक
य िुसीबतों का सािना करना
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(CGL T-2, 2016)

809. A gentleman at large – A man without a job / बेरोज़गार (CGL T-2, 2016)
810. Lose face – Become embarrassed / नाक कटना (CGL T-2, 2016)
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811. Build castle in the air – Day dreaming / ख़याली पल


ु ाव पकाना (CGL T-2, 2016)
812. Fall back on – Resort to something / सहारा लेना (CGL T-2, 2016)
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813. Go to rack and ruin – Get into a bad condition / बबायद होना (CGL T-2, 2016)
814. Bite the dust – Suffer a defeat / धराशायी होना (CGL T-2, 2016)
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815. Have a chip on one’s shoulder – Nurse a grudge / ईर्षयाय रखना (CGL T-2, 2016)
816. The seamy side – Unpleasant aspect / अवप्रय पहलु (CGL T-2, 2016)
817. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians – An inefficient situation (too many managers and not
enough people to do the work) / सब िामलक ही िामलक, नहीं कोई नौकर (CGL T-2, 2016)
818. Make one’s mark – Distinguish oneself / मसतका जिाना (CGL T-2, 2016)
819. Throw in the towel – Acknowledge defeat / हार िान लेना (CGL T-2, 2016)
820. Mare’s nest – Worthless thing / लालबुझतकड़ी खोज (CGL T-2, 2016)
821. A storm in a teacup – Big fuss over a small matter / बात का बतंगड़ (CGL T-2, 2016)

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822. Blue-blooded – Of noble birth / कुलीन वगय का (CGL T-2, 2016)


823. Do a roaring trade – Highly successful / धड़ाधड़ िाल बेचना (CGL T-2, 2016)
824. Keep body and soul together – To have just enough to sustain / गुज़ारा करना (CGL T-2, 2016)
825. Will-o-the-wisp – Unreal Imagining / मिथ्याभास (CGL T-2, 2016)

826. Cloak-and-dagger – An activity that involves mystery and secrecy / घटने और गुप्तचर के र्ं ग सा (CGL T-2, 2016)
827. Palm off – To dispose off with the intent to deceive / धोखा दे ना (CGL T-2 RE-EXAM, 2016)
828. From stem to stern – All the way from the front of a ship to the back / आगे से पीछे तक (CGL T-2 RE-EXAM, 2016)
829. Over-egg the pudding – Add unnecessary details to make something seem better or worse / व्यर्य

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वववरण (CGL T-2 RE-EXAM, 2016)
830. Turn over a new leaf – Change ones behavior for the better / नया जीवन शुरू करना (CGL T-2 RE-EXAM, 2016)
831. Take up the hatchet – Prepare for or go to war / युद्ध की तैयारी करना (CGL T-2 RE-EXAM, 2016)

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832. At loose ends – In an uncertain situation / बबना कुछ काि के (CGL T-2 RE-EXAM, 2016)
833. With might and main – With full force / पूरी शस्तत या बल से (CGL T-2 RE-EXAM, 2016)

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834. Ruffle somebody’s feather – Annoy somebody / उिेस्जत करना (CGL T-2 RE-EXAM, 2016)
835. Cut short – Interrupt / रोक दे ना te
(CGL T-2 RE-EXAM, 2016)

836. Bad blood – Ill feeling / कटुता (CGL T-2 RE-EXAM, 2016)
837. A laughing stock – An object of laughter / उपहास का पात्र (CGL T-2 RE-EXAM, 2016)
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