Daily Idioms & Phrases From The Hindu: 9-08-2017

Daily Idioms & Phrases From The Hindu: 9-08-2017

1: Hush up

Meaning: to keep something a secret; to try to stop a rumour from spreading.
Example: Centre attempting to hush up incident , alleges Congress
There was some financial scandal involving one of the ministers but it was all hushed up.



2: To keep its flock together

Meaning: to gather together in great numbers.
Example: Gujarat MLAs , who were flown to Bengaluru 10 days ago s part of the party’s desperate move to keep its flock together amid several defections .returned to Gujarat only to be taken to another resort in Anand, 70 km from Ahmedabad

3: In the dock

Meaning: On trial or under intense scrutiny.
Example : Under attack fro diluting the case of alleged stalking and attempted kidnap of a young woman on Friday night by Vikas Barala , son of the Haryana state BJP president Subahsh barala and his Ashish , the Chandigarh police on Monday fount itself again in the dock after it was reported that CCTV footage from at least five locations was missing as the cameras were non-functional.

4: Hover over

Meaning: to stay close to someone or something, waiting, ready to advise or interfere.
Example :Please don't hover over me, watching what I am doing. I have to hover over this project or someone will mess it up.

5: Brought up

Meaning: to start discussing a subject
Example: Mr. Sonowal brought up the idea when he called on the president on Saturday.

6: Call on someone

Meaning: to visit someone, usually for a short time ,
Example:  Mr. Sonowal brought up the idea when he called on the president on Saturday

7: Beat someone down

Meaning: to defeat or demoralize someone.
Example :Samir Singh got to within 36 km of his goal of running 10000km I n100 days when pain and exhaustion beat him down

8: Keep/ have your tail up

Meaning: If someone has their tail up, they are optimistic and expect to be successful.
Example: The Indian team keeps their tail up for the upcoming match

9: Boxed into a corner

Meaning: To create a predicament or unpleasant situation for oneself whereby there are no or very few favourable solutions or outcomes
Example : This is not the first time that Jadeja has found himself boxed into a corner.

10: Map out

Meaning:: to decide in detail how something will be done
Example: He was plagued by Gstro-intestinal infections and contracted viral fever but has run 9964.19 kms in 100 days , said Vikram Bhatti , who handled Mr.Singhs’ campaign, Mr.singh wants to rest and map out a new challenge this time over 40000kms

11: Closing ranks

Meaning : to join with someone in a cause, or agreement.
Example: Jordan’s king Abdullah visited the west bank on Monday – a signal to Israel that he is closing ranks with the Palestinians on key issues .

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