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    Idioms = more than sum of the words

    Idioms are very useful when you want to ornament your speech or writing. They provide you with alternate ways of expressing your thoughts instead of using plain language. However, an idiom can make your sentence quite funny if it is used at the wrong place.

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    kudos..

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    Mast and MUST

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    Thumbs up for the Test Funda team

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    IDOMS are explained in a great way. thanks for this article. but guys...dont you think ...we should start discussing more idioms here on this thread....it will be helpful for all of us ..!!
    its better to be roughly right than precisely wrong!!
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    Yes, right we must start discussing some idioms. Here are some from me for the letter 'Z',

    Zero hour
    The time when something important is to begin is zero hour.

    Zero tolerance
    If the police have a zero tolerance policy, they will not overlook any crime, no matter how small or trivial.

    Zigged before you zagged
    If you did things in the wrong order, you zigged before you zagged.

    Zip it
    This is used to tell someone to be quiet

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    we had a similar situation regarding -reading between the lines when a student replied that he found nothing except empty white space to read .we had a hearty laugh.

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    black mood: to be in bad mood
    in the black: financially sound
    black and white: there is written proof
    black sheep: different from others

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivekantil View Post
    black mood: to be in bad mood
    in the black: financially sound
    black and white: there is written proof
    black sheep: different from others
    In the black means financially sound? Thats interesting.

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    Yellow press
    The yellow press is a term for the popular and sensationalist newspapers.

    Yellow streak
    If someone has a yellow streak, they are cowardly about something.

    Yellow-bellied
    A yellow-bellied person is a coward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tusharsem View Post
    Yellow press
    The yellow press is a term for the popular and sensationalist newspapers.

    Yellow streak
    If someone has a yellow streak, they are cowardly about something.

    Yellow-bellied
    A yellow-bellied person is a coward.
    Posting the usage of these idioms in sentences would really help us in understanding them better

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranjee View Post
    Posting the usage of these idioms in sentences would really help us in understanding them better
    I agree with you. We keep learning new words and idioms but retaining it and increasing our vocab is a real challenge. USing those new idioms in sentences are the best way of remembering them. And we should constantly do that in order to increase our vocab

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    here is mah contribution to d world of idioms .....
    " C"
    1. CANT CUT THE MUSTARD :
    meaning - someone who isn't competent enough to compete or participate .
    usage - fearing his past failures , he decided to avoid participating in the competition as he cunt cut the mustard .
    2. CHEW SOMEBODY OUT :
    meaning - chew someone out
    usage - for a pity mistake , the teacher chewed the little gal .
    3. CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT :
    meaning - being inquisitive can lead to dangerous situation .
    usage - its okay to be eager about something , but more curiosity may kill the cat .

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    white lie- a harmless lie told for helping someone
    cold comfort-very little satisfaction..
    jack of all trades-one who can turn his hand to any kind of business but expert at none..
    keep the pot boiling-to be saved from starvation
    scapegoat-one punished for mistake of others
    dark horse-an unexpected winner
    feather one's nest-to make money
    wet blanket-a person or thing whose presence dampens or checks enthusiasm
    turn the scales-finally to decide some matter which was in doubt

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    1.get down to brass tacks - to become serious about something
    2.get over it - to move beyond something that is bothering you .
    3.get up on the wrong side of the bed - someone who is having a horrible day.
    4.get your walking papers - get fired from a job.
    5.go down like a lead balloon - to be received badly by an audience

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    thanks all...
    and Tarsq dont u think:-
    "jack of all trades-one who can turn his hand to any kind of business but expert at none.."
    which u wrote has a diff. meaning like expert at all business?? i have a doubt about it...

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    can someone post some link containing comprehensive list of idioms.
    Cheers!

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