English Idioms and Phrases in Hindi 

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List of Idioms:

  • Get to the buttom of sth – किसी हालात की सच्चाई ढूँढना

Example – It’s doubtful. I want to get to the bottom of the matter.

  • Give sb a hell – बुरे तरीके से डाँटना

Example – The boss gave them hell for not finishing the project in time.

  • A bone of contention – झगड़े की जड़

Example – A serious bone of contention between the landowners and the developer

was the compensation price for the land.

  • Take a back seat – किसी कार्य में पीछे हो जाना

Example – The founder of the company decided to take a back seat and let the board

members run the business.

  • Have a ball – अच्छा समय होना

Example – It was a great weekend, we all had a ball.

  • Go bananas – अत्यधिक नाराज़ होना, गुस्से में आगबबूला होना

Example – She will go bananas if she sees the house in this condition.

  • A bag ( bundle) of nerves – जल्दी घबराने वाला इंसान

Example – Before the interview, he was a bundle of nerves.

  • Have ants in one’s pants – बेचैनी होना

Example – The young students just can’t sit still, they must have ants

in their pants.

  • Have an axe to grind – स्वार्थ, काम निकालने का तरीका

Example – He should not become the chairman of the committee as he

has too many axes to grind.

  • Lead sb astray – गलत राह दिखाना, भटकना

Example – The local leader is leading the young boys astray.

  • Be on the cards – होने की संभावना

Example – Some big changes in the organizational structures are on

the cards for next year.

  • Be on the case – doing what needs to be done in a particular situation

Example – ‘We need to apply before registration is closed ‘

Don’t worry, I’m on the case, just leave it to me.

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