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Daily Idioms & Phrases From The Hindu: 18-08-2017

Published on Friday, August 18, 2017

1: To burst the bubble

Meaning: to disabuse someone of a false notion or rationalization that has grown comfortable
Example: Daniel Craig's comments came just hours after he told a radio station; I’d hate to burst the bubble, but no decision has been made at the moment

2: On the run

Meaning: trying to avoid being captured
Example: A third woman came forward on Tuesday to accuse Roman Polanski of sexual assault when she was a minor, four decades after he went on the run for raping another girl

3: Put on airs

Meaning: Pretend to be better than one is
Example: He didn’t have to put on airs. He was the nicest guy.

4: A bolt out of the blue.

Meaning: a sudden unexpected event
Example: Bill's dropping his life insurance was a bolt from the blue for his wife

5: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth

Meaning: don’t be ungrateful when you receive a gift
Example: I know the car is not in great condition, but you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.

6: Shoots up

Meaning: to increase very quickly in size or amount
Example: Some athletes are suspected of shooting up steroids to improve their strength.

7: Wrapped up

Meaning: involved with someone or something
Example: She is all wrapped up with her husband and his problems

8: Keep’s his nerves/ holds his nerves

Meaning: you remain calm and determined in a difficult situation
Example: Justin Thomas keeps his nerve, wins PGA championship

9: Has an edge

Meaning: to have an advantage, enjoy a superior or winning position
Example: The new Renault has the edge on other similar models - it's larger and cheaper.

10: Set down

Meaning: to consider something in a particular way, o write something on a piece of paper so that it will not be forgotten and can be looked at later
Example: It’s often a lot of work to set your thoughts down on paper.

11: In the pink

Meaning: very healthy
Example: He recovered completely from his surgery and has been in the pink ever since

12: Pulled up

Meaning: come to a halt. increase the altitude
Example: A van pulled up outside the cottage with six men inside

13: To be on cloud nine

Meaning: To be extremely happy
Example: Was Helen pleased about getting that job?" "Pleased? She was on cloud nine!

14: To run hot

Meaning: be ahead of one’s shcedule
Example: Sundar is running hot in his cricket career

15: Roar to life

Meaning: to begin working
Example: He puts his foot on the accelerator and the innings roars to life

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