1: whisked awayMeaning: To escort, conduct, or carry someone or something swiftly and quietly away
Example: The bodyguards whisked away the politician after the speech.
2: spot onMeaning: Exactly right; perfectly accurate
Example: Drag flick specialist Diwakar Ram, who had put up a sterling show throughout the tournament was spot on in the final too
3: play / cry / sing hearts outMeaning: to do something with vigour or intensity.
Example: both teams played their hearts out in an entertaining contest
4: with tail between legsMeaning: Appearing frightened or cowardly
Example: The frightened dog ran away with its tail between its legs when the bigger dog growled.
5: in the thick of thingsMeaning: to be very involved at the busiest or most active stage of a situation or activity
Example: A fierce debate ensued and he found himself in the thick of it.
6: Taste of your own medicineMeaning: you do something bad to someone that they have done to you to teach them a lesson.
Example: John, who is often rude and abrupt with people, was devastated when the teacher treated him rudely. He doesn't like having a dose of his own medicine.
7: A fair crack of the whipMeaning: an equal chance to do something
Example: In India all the students should be given a fair crack of the whip.
8: To pay off old scoresMeaning: have his revenge
Example: from his attitude it is cl, ar that he wants to pay off old scores
9: cutting looseMeaning: to behave in an uncontrolled, wild way
Example: Don't be too hard on them - they're just kids and they need to cut loose sometimes.
10: Wiped outMeaning: to kill someone , a decisive defeat , to clean completely by wiping:
Example: Malawi on Thursday celebrated successful conclusion of a two year project moving 520 sedated elephants by truck to a reserve where the animals had been nearly wiped out
They wiped him out to keep him from testifying.
11: Calls offMeaning: to decide that something will not happen , cancel
Example: Example : Following appeals by film-makers and producers , the Film Employees Federation of South india (FEFSI) on Thursday called off its strike
12: boss someone aroundMeaning: To tell one what to do
Example: Stop bossing me around. I'm not your employee. Captain Smith bosses around the whole crew. That's his job
13: Run upMeaning: to raise or hoist something, such as a flag , to cause something to go higher, such as the price of stocks or commodities
Example: Example : In the Run up to the implementation of GST , we did expect many challenges including an impact on trade pipeline inventory
14: To live in cloverMeaning: Meaning : having good fortune; in a very good situation, especially financially
Example: If I get this contract, I'll be in clover for the rest of my life.
15: to be in two mindsMeaning: Meaning : to be unable to decide about something:
Example: I’m in two minds about accepting the job
16: to talk shopMeaning: to talk about work when not working
Example: Two New York Yankee pitchers will be there to sign autographs and talk shop with fans.
17: to make the gradeMeaning: to be satisfactory; to be what is expected.
Example: He wanted to get into medical school but he failed to make the grade.
18: picking holesMeaning: to find mistakes in something someone has done or said, to show that it is not good or not correct
Example: He is always picking holes in every project
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