Daily Idioms & Phrases From The Hindu: 2 August 2017


1: Call The Shots (Or Tune)

Meaning to be in command; to have the authority to make decisions
Example: The boss is the boss and he calls the shots.
Petroleum will call the shots again.

2: Steal The Show

Meaning: attracts the most attention and praise.
Example: Falcons TTC’S Wu Yang, who stole the show on the final night of the inaugural Ultimate Table tennis league on Sunday, walked away with the biggest individual purse of Rs.1.5 lakh after being named the ‘Ultimate One’ besides winning Rs.1lakh for being the most valuable player among women.

3: Walked Away ( With Something )

Meaning to win a prize or competition very easily
Example:: Falcons TTC’S Wu Yang, who stole the show on the final night of the inaugural Ultimate Table tennis league on Sunday, walked away with the biggest individual purse of Rs.1.5 lakh after being named the ‘Ultimate One’ besides winning Rs.1lakh for being the most valuable player among women.

4: Walk All Over Someone

Meaning: to treat someone badly by always making them do what you want them to do
Example: If you don't want to work at the weekend, say so - don't let the boss walk all over you.

5: Make The Cut

Meaning: To survive an elimination when a team or group is being chosen
Example: By his own admission, Jeev Mikha Singh has not had a great 2017, h e has made the cut only four times from 13 appearances on the Asian and European Tours, his best finish a tied 22nd at the jointly-sanctioned ISPS Handa World Super 6 in Perth in February.

6: Bring / Ring The Curtain Down

Meaning: to bring something to an end; to declare something to be at an end
Example: Caeleb Dressel brought the curtain down on the World championships with a historic seventh medal here on Sunday, equaling the record of swim legend Michael Phelps.

7: Make A Splash

Meaning: to get a lot of public attention
Example: Now she's made a splash in the American television show 'Civil Wars'.

8: Spruced Up

Meaning: to improve the appearance of someone or something, Make neat and trim,
Example: The Karnataka Golf Association has undergone much work to be ready for this week’s TAKE SOLUTIONS MASTERS, the first Asian Tour event at the venue since the Indian open in 2012.‘KGA has always been good, but for this event, we’ve really spruced it up ‘’ He said.

9: Shunted Out

Meaning: to move (someone or something) to a different and usually less important or noticeable place or position.
Example: Daniel Ricciardo blasted Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen for ‘amateur’ diving on Sunday after the Dutch teenager shunted him out of the Hungarian GP on the opening lap.

10: Taking Its Toll

Meaning: to cause harm or suffering
Example: A little more than a year after the alleged Russian effort to interfere in the US. Presidential election came to light, the diplomatic fallout –an unravelling of the relationship between the Moscow and Wahington o na scale not seen in decades – is taking its toll

11: Mended His Ways

Meaning: to improve your behaviour after you have been behaving badly for a long time
Example:: Appearing before a Bench led by Justice Dipak Mishra, Attorney General K.K.Venugopal highlighted that Mr.khan had not mended his ways even after rendering an apology to the supreme court and was recently booked for sedition for allegedly making statements against the army.

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