500 Most Important idioms and Phrases for SSC, Banking and other exams

Most repeated and expected idioms and phrases for ssc chsl, ssc cgl, ibps and all other competitive exams

  1. Out of wits –  Greatly confused
  2. Call spade a spade – To speak in a straightforward manner
  3. Face the music –  Accept the punishment
  4. To play second fiddle  –  Take a subordinate role
  5. Casting pearl before swine – Offering good things to undeserving people
  6. Putting the cart before the horse –  Doing things in the undeserving people
  7. Not fit to hold candle – Not s good as somebody to do something else
  8. Egg someone on – To encourage somebody to do something 
  9. For good – Permanently
  10. Achilles heel  –  Weak spot
  11. Pour cast and dogs  –  Rain heavily
  12. Above board –  Legal and honest
  13. Feel blue – In trouble / Depressed
  14. Live-wire –  A person who is lively or energetic
  15. Cool one’s heel –  To keep waiting
  16. Bury the hatchet –  Make peace
  17. Wet one’s whistle –  To have a drink / Moistens one’s throat
  18. Thick and thin –  In spite of all diffculties
  19. In apple pie order –  In perfect order
  20. A closefisted man –  A miser
  21. As draft as a brush –  Very silly
  22. Rise with the lark  – Get up early / To get out of bed very early in the morning
  23. At one’s wit’s end  –  To be so worried by a problem that you don’t know what to do next
  24. Make a beeline –  Rush/To go straight towards something as quick as you can
  25. Wild goose chase –  Useless search
  26. A man of letters –  A literary person
  27. Horse sense –  Basic common sense
  28. Shot in the arm –  Something that gives encouragement
  29. Catch time by the forelock –  Seize opportunity
  30. Teething problems –  Defficulties at the start
  31. A wild goose chase –  Fruitless pursuit
  32. To get into hot water – To get into trouble
  33. A bolt from the blue  –   A complete surprise
  34. Plain sailing  –  Very easy
  35. Take to one’s heel –   Run off
  36. To cut one short –  To criticize one
  37. Show the white flag –  To surrender
  38. A cut above –  Rather superior to
  39. To throw dust in one’s eye  –  To deceive
  40. To take after –  To resemble an older member of family
  41. Flying visit – Very short visit
  42. Telling upon –  Showing effectively / Having strong effect
  43. Kith and kin – relatives
  44. Part and parcel – Important part
  45. Beat about the bush –  Circumlocution / Does not talk specifically
  46. Carry out –  Complete something
  47. Take fancy –  To attract or please somebody
  48. Snake in the grass – A hidden enemy
  49. Make a mountain of a mole hill – Exaggerate a minor problem
  50. Big draw –  Huge attraction
  51. Bear down – To move quickly towards something / Someone in a determined or threatening way
  52. To put a spoke in someone’s wheel – Destroy the plan / Cause hindrance
  53. At a stretch –  Continuously
  54. Know beans about something –  Well informed and intelligent
  55. To get into hot water – To get into troubles
  56. Know the ropes –  Learn the procedures
  57. Rub up the wrong way – To irk or irritate someone
  58. Barking up the wrong tree – Trying to find someone any wrong place
  59. In the swim – Well informed and up-to-date
  60. Salt of the earth –  Good, honest and ideal
  61. Bring the house down –  make the audience applaud enthusiastically
  62. The Alpha and Omega –  Beginning and end
  63. Pin money  – Additional money
  64. Keep wolf away from the door –  Keep away extreme poverty
  65. Foam at the mouth – Angry
  66. Husband one’s resource –  Save/Economical
  67. Bring about –  Cause to happen
  68. Give vent to – Express
  69. Read between the lines –  Know what the writer thinks
  70. To be down to earth – To be realistic
  71. In the nick of time – Just in time
  72. To shun evil company –  To avoid or give up bad company
  73. Seamy side –  Unpleasant and immoral
  74. A sacred cow –  A person never to be criticesed
  75. A dog’s Breakfast  –  A total mess / A thing that has been done badly
  76. Sail in the same boat – To be in same situation
  77. Take the bull by the horns –  To face a difficulty courageously
  78. Shed crocodile tears –  To pretend to be sympathetic
  79. To be in a quandary – In a coonfusing situation
  80. Add fuel to the fire – Worsen the situation
  81. In the loop – Informed refularly
  82. Hold one’s horses – To keep waiting
  83. Black out – Lost consciousness
  84. Cut and dry method –  Honest
  85. Back to the drawing board –  Plan it all over again
  86. In the same page –  Thinks in a similar way
  87. Pull no punch –  Speaks frankly
  88. Going places – Talented and successful
  89. Stand by – To help/ Support somebody or be friend, even in difficult times
  90. In black and wite – In weiting
  91. At a loss –  Unable / Not knowing about what to do or say
  92. Lame exvuse –  Unsatisfactory explanation
  93. Hand in glove –  Working closely with someone / Very intimate
  94. A hard nut to crack – A difficult problem or situation to solve or deal with
  95. For better or worse –  Always
  96. From the bottom of one’s heart – To speak frankly
  97. In a nutshell –  Brief
  98. A shot in the dark –  An attempt to guess something
  99. A close shave  –  Narrow escape from danger
  100. Cool as cucumber –   Not nervous or emotional
  101. In high spirits –  Cheerful
  102. Scapegoats – A person who is blamed for the wrongdoings with arrogant reactions
  103. A red letter day – A day memorable for joyful event
  104. Wears heart on sleeves – Express feelings openly
  105. To pay off old scores – To refund old dues
  106. Man of letters –  Proficient in literary arts
  107. Turn down –  Refuse
  108. On good terms –  Agree with someone
  109. Pore over –  Go through
  110. Make both ends meet – To live a lavish life
  111. Run down – Criticise
  112. Grease anybody’s palm – To give bribe
  113. Leave in the lurch – Abandon in the midway / Difficuly situation
  114. Caught red handed – At the time of committing crime
  115. On the brink of – On the pint of
  116. Face the music – Face the unpleasant consequences
  117. Gift of the gob – Ability to speak impressively
  118. Go down the drain – Lose forever
  119. Gerrymandering way –  In a manipulative and unfair way
  120. Strain every nerve – Make all efforts / Try all tricks
  121. Hard and fast – That cannot be altered / fixed
  122. Turn up one’s nose at – To not accept something because you do not think it is good enough for you
  123. Down in the dumps – Sad and depressed
  124. Dot one’s l’s and cross one T’s – Be detailed and exact
  125. All moonshine – Superficial
  126. Wild goose chase – A foolish and useless enterprise
  127. Swan song – Last prayer (at funeral or farewell)
  128. By the skin of teeth – By the narrowest margin
  129. Add fuel to the fire – Worsen the situation
  130. In the loop – Informed regularly
  131. Hold one’s horses – To keep waiting
  132. Black out – Lost consciousness
  133. Cut and dry method – Honest
  134. Back to the drawing board – Plan it all over again
  135. In the air – Certain / Able to be firmly relied on to happen or be the case
  136. On the same page – Thinks in a similar way
  137. Pull no punch – Speaks frankly
  138. Going places – Talented and successful
  139. A close shave – Narrow escape from danger
  140. Cool as cucumber – Not nervous or emotional
  141. In high spirits – Cheerful
  142. A red letter day – A day memorable for joyful event
  143. Wears heart on sleeves – Express feelings openly
  144. To pay off old scores – To refund old dues
  145. Man of letters – Proficient in literary arts
  146. Turn down – Refuse
  147. On good terms – Agree with someone
  148. Stole the show – Win everyone’s praise
  149. Measure up – Reach the level
  150. Doctor the accounts – To manipulate the accounts
  151. Dark horse – An unexpected winner
  152. Face the music – To bear the criticism
  153. In the red – Losing money / To owe money
  154. Beat about the bush – Speak in a round about manner
  155. Bring about – Cause
  156. Pull up – Reprimand
  157. Rides the high horse – Feel superior
  158. By fits and start – Irregularly
  159. Has a bee in one’s bonnet – To be preoccupaid or obsessed something
  160. See through – Detect / To realize the truth about someone or somebody
  161. Take after –  To follow / t0 take care of older member of family
  162. Allow a free hand – Complete liberty
  163. Cut coat according to one’s cloth – Live within your means
  164. To be always one’s beck and call – At one’s disposal
  165. Turn a deaf year – Disregard / Ignore/Refuse
  166. To filght tooth and nail – To fight in a determined way for what you want
  167. Set the record straight – Give a correct account
  168. Good samaritan – Helpful person
  169. Bad blood – Angry feeling
  170. To go to the whole hog – To do it completely
  171. Lay out – Spend
  172. Break off – Suddenly stop
  173. Go haywire – Become out of control
  174. Above board – Honst / without any secret
  175. Feather in one’s cap – An Achievement
  176. Follow one’s nose – To go straight ahead
  177. To latch onto – To promote
  178. Fight shy of – To avoid someone / Something
  179. Add fuel to the fire – Worsen the matter
  180. Cock and bull story – Absurd an unbelievable story
  181. Hold water – Seem logical
  182. Balloon goes up – The situation turns unpleasant or serious
  183. Watching grass grow – Very boring
  184. Nine day’s wonder – A dazzling short-lived specacle of no real value
  185. Beyond the pale – Outside commonly accepted standards
  186. Took after – Similar to / To look or behave like an older member of your family
  187. Throw dust into one’s eye – To deceive
  188. Cool about working – Not tense about working/Raading to work
  189. Salad days – Adolescence
  190. All ears – Attentive
  191. Maiden speech – First speech
  192. An axe to grind – A private interest to serve
  193. To blow one’s own trumpet – Praise one’s own abilities and achivevements
  194. Stand-offish –   Indifferent
  195. Sowing wild oats –  Irresponsible pleasure seeking in young age
  196. A bolt from the blue – Something unexpected and unpleasant
  197. By leaps and bounds –  Rapidly
  198. Of no avail – Useless
  199. On the verge of –  On the brink of
  200. A sore point – Something which hurts
  201. Like a phoenix – With a new life / Rebirth
  202. Break the ice – Initiate a talk
  203. Keep the wolf from the door – Avoid starvation
  204. Fish in troubled water –  To make a profit out of troubled situation
  205. Look into – To investigate
  206. Smell the rat – Suspect that something is fishy
  207. Let the grass grow under the feet – Delay in getting things done
  208. Apple of discord –  Cause of animosity
  209. A fish out of water –  In uncomfortable situation
  210. In the long run –  Over a period of time
  211. Jumping down one’s throat –  To react bery angrily to somebody
  212. Fall back –  To turn or move back
  213. Turn up one’s nose at – To reject / despises
  214. Turn one’s head –  To feel proud in a way that other people find it annoying
  215. High and dry –  Neglected / To leave someone helpess
  216. Take for granted –  To accept readily / To pre-suppose as certainly true
  217. Mince matters –  To confuse issues / To mix facts
  218. Currying favour with –  Ingratiating / Trying too hard to get please somebody
  219. Set one’s face against – Oppose strongly
  220. Strom in a tea cup –  Commotion over a trivial matter
  221. Putting one’s foot down – Asserting one’s authority / Take a firm stand
  222. To play to the gallery – To behave in an exaggerated way to attract people’s attention
  223. Read between the lines – Understand the hidden meaning
  224. Sitting on the fence – Hesitating which side to take
  225. No love lost between –  Not on good terms
  226. To have not a leg to stand on –  Unable to prove or explain why something is reasonable
  227. A man in the street – An ordinary person / Common man
  228. Blood running cold –  Become very frightened
  229. Playing to the gallery – Befooling the comman man
  230. Come out of one’s shell – To appear suddenly
  231. Lay down arms –  To surrender
  232. For good –   Permanently
  233. An about turn –   Complete change of opinion or situation
  234. Make a mockery –  To make something seem ridiculous or useless
  235. Eat like a horse –  Eat a lot
  236. Go to the dogs –   To be ruined
  237. Pay on the nail –  Pay promptly / Payment without delay
  238. Penelope’s web –  An endless job
  239. At draggers drawn –  Enmity
  240. Bury the hatchet –  Make peace
  241. Null and void  –  Not binding / Having no legal force
  242. Take french leave –  Absenting oneself without permission
  243. To put in a nutshell – To state something very concisely
  244. The genomes of Zurich –  A slang term for Swiss bankers
  245. To make up one’s mind – to decide what to do
  246. To call it a day –  Decide  to finish working of the day
  247. In two minds –  To be undecided
  248. Put something by –  To save money for a particular purpose
  249. On cloud nine –  Extremely happy
  250. The jury is out –  No decision has been reached
  251. Hold water –  With logical backing  / To stand up to critical examnation
  252. Other fish to fry –  Some important work to attend to
  253. A close shave –  A narrow escape from danger
  254. To tell in a nut shell –  In a brief manner / Summarize
  255. Within a stone’s throw –   At a short distance
  256. To feather one’s nest –  To enrich oneself when opportunity occurs
  257. A close-fisted person –   A miser
  258. To gather roses only –  to seek all enjoyments of life
  259. A black sheep –   A person with bad reputation
  260. To greass the palm –  To bribe
  261. Take a leap in the dark –  To take risk
  262. Cut the guardian knot –   Remove difficulty / To solve problem
  263. Blow one’s own trumpet –  Self boasting
  264. A cakewalk –    An easy achievement
  265. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth –  Not to find fault with the gift received
  266. Man of straw –  A man of no substance
  267. Born with a silver spoon  –  Born in a rich family
  268. Let sleeping dogs lie –  Not to bring up an old controversial issue
  269. A month of Sundays –  A long time
  270. A closed book –  A mystery
  271. Big draw –  Huge attraction
  272. Bear down –  To move quickly towards something / someone in a determined or threatening way
  273. To put a spoke in someone’s wheel –   Destroy the plan
  274. At a stretch –  Continuously
  275. Know beans about something –  Well informed and intelligent
  276. To get into hot water –  To get into troubles
  277. Know the rops –  Learn the procedures
  278. Barking up the wrong tree –  Trying to find someone ay wrong place
  279. In the swim  –  Well informed and up-to-date
  280. Rub up the wrong way – To irk or irritate someone
  281. At the eleventh hour –  At a last moment
  282. Stick to guns –  Hold on to original decisions
  283. Out of hand –  Out of control, at once, immidiately
  284. The salt of the earth –  Veryl good and honest /kind
  285. Talking through hat – Talking nonsense
  286. Looking forward to –  To expect something or someone
  287. Slip off –  Leave quietly
  288. Get on well – Have a friendly relationship
  289. In a pickle –  In an embarrassing or awkward situation
  290. Ice braking –  Starting a conversation
  291. Bad hats –  People of bad character
  292. Give and take –  Adjustment
  293. Off and on – Irregularly
  294. Man of straw –  A man of no substance
  295. Break down  –  Weep  bitterly
  296. Get down to business –   To begin work seriously
  297. Go about –  Go around / To continue to do something
  298. Take exception –  To object at something
  299. Giving a piece of one’s mind –  Speak sharply / To dispprove
  300. Hold your tongue –    To be silent
  301. No hard and fast rules –   Easy regulation
  302. Live from hand to mouth –  Miserably
  303. Turn a deaf ear –  Refuse to obey
  304. Take exception –  To object
  305. To hail from   –  To   come from
  306. To put an end to –  Stop 
  307. By fits and starts –  Irregularly
  308. Bad blood – Feeling of hatred 
  309. Iron fist –  To treat people in severe manner / strictly
  310. Time and again –  Always
  311. Eat humble pie –  To say or show that you are sorry for the mistakes  cimmitted by you
  312. Done for –  Ruined
  313. On the level –  Honest and sincere
  314. Make ducks and drakes of –  Squander
  315. Go to the winds –  Disappear
  316. Helter- skelter –  In disorderly haste
  317. By leaps and bounds –  Rapidly
  318. Herculean task –  A work requiring very great effort
  319. Got the sack –  Dismissed from
  320. To call spade a spade – To be frank
  321. A white elephant – Costly and troublesome possession, with much use to its owner
  322. To miss the bus –  To miss an opportunity
  323. To look down one’s nose –  To regard with contempt
  324. To shed crocodile tears –  to pretend grief
  325. Go scot-free –   To escape without punishment
  326. At the eleventh hour – At the last possible moment
  327. To bring to light –  To reveal
  328. To hit the jackpot –  To make money quickly
  329. To burn candle at both ends – To be extravagant/Spend without any worry
  330. Chicken out –  Withdraw
  331. To make things done –  To manage
  332. Donkey’s year –  A long time
  333. Feel one’s pulse –  To find what one is thinking on some point
  334. Take to task –  Punished / Reprimanded
  335. Have something up your sleeve –   Have an alternate plan
  336. Rule the roost –  Exercise authority / to be the most powerful member in the group
  337. Make a clean breast –  Confess
  338. To end in smoke –  To come to nothing/ no outcome
  339. To foam at one’s mouth –  To be very angry
  340. Send packing –  To tell somebody firmly or rudely to go away
  341. Kick up a row –  Make a great fuss 
  342. Wet behind the ears –  Young and without experience
  343. To talk someone over –  To convince over
  344. Wear heart on sleeves –  Express emotions freely
  345. Bury the hatchet –   To make peace 
  346. Once in a blue moon –  Rarely
  347. Through thick and thin –  Under all circumstances
  348. Come to grief –  To suffer
  349. Eat anyone’s salt –  To be anyone’s guest
  350. Give a hand with –  to help with
  351. Take to heart –  To be very upset by something that somebody says or does
  352. Had better –  Used for telling somebody what you think he ‘should’do
  353. Strike a bargain –  to negotiate  a deal 
  354. Point blank  –  very definite and direct
  355. Kicking heels –  To be relaxed and enjoy
  356. End in smoke –  Come to nothing
  357. Die in harness –  Die in service/Die while working
  358. Take cue from – To copy what someone already did in past in order to be successful
  359. Call for –  To ask
  360. Out of the question –  Undesirable / Not worth discussing
  361. Look down upon –  Hate intensely
  362. Face the music –  Get reprimanded
  363. Token strike –  Short strike held as warning
  364. Fell foul of –  Got into trouble with
  365. By fits and start –   Irregularly
  366. Enough rope –  Enough freedom for action 
  367. All at sea –  Puzzled
  368. Sweeping statement –  Thoughtless statement
  369. A shot in the dark –  An attempt to guess something
  370. In a nutshell –  Brief
  371. From the bottom of one’s heart –  To speak frankly
  372. For better or worse –  Always 
  373. A hard nut to crack –  a difficult problem or situation to solve or deal with
  374. Hand in glove  –  Working  closely with someone / very intimate
  375. Lame excuse –  Unsatisfactory explanation
  376. At a loss –  Unable / Not knowing about what to do or say
  377. In black and white –   In writing
  378. Stand by –  To help / suppoet  somebody or be friend, even in difficult times
  379. Hard nut to crack –  Difficult task
  380. Rat race –  Fierce competition for power
  381. Dropping like flies –  Collapsing in large numbers
  382. Ins and outs –  Full details
  383. Spread like fire –  Spread rapidly
  384. End up in something –  Come to nothing / Useless
  385. Run into –  To meet someone accidently
  386. Flogging a dead horse –  Wasting time in useless effort
  387. Under a cloud –  Under suspicion
  388. Turn a deaf ear –  Disobey
  389. Have the last laugh –  To be victorious at the end of an argument
  390. Red letter day –  Happy and significant day
  391. To blaze a trail –  To lead the way as a pioneer
  392. To beat a retreat – To run away in fear
  393. To steer clear of –  Avoid
  394. To get one’s own back –  To get one’s revenge
  395. To run across – To meet by chance
  396. A dark horse –  An unforeseen competitor
  397. Put up with –  Endure
  398. Put your feet down –  Take a firm stand
  399. Read between the line –  To understand the inner meaning
  400. To the letter –  Paying attention to every detail
  401. To carve out a niche –  To work harder in order to have successful career
  402. Wild goose chase – Useless search / Unprofitable adventure
  403. In dutch –  In trouble
  404. See eye to eye  –  to have the same opinion
  405. Come to light – Been revealed/To become known to people
  406. Around the clock –  Day and night
  407. Hand in glove –  In close relationship
  408. To make a mountain of a molehill  –  To give great importance to little things
  409. Hold your ground –  Refuse to yield 
  410. To speak one’s mind –  To be frank and honest
  411. Maiden speech –  First speech
  412. At the eleventh hour –  At the very last moment
  413. Cope with –  Compromise
  414. Go a long way – Help considerably
  415. Gift of the gab –  Talent of speaking
  416. Standstill – Complete halt
  417. Cross swords –  Disagree
  418. To fight tooth and nail –  To fight heroically, in very determined way
  419. Birds of some feather –  Persons of  some character
  420. Take exception –  To object over something
  421. High handed –  Using authority in an unreasonable way, overbearing
  422. Too fond of one’s own voice – To like talking without wanting to listen to other people
  423. By leaps and bounds –  Rapidly
  424. An open book –  Straight forward and honest dealings
  425. Fall short –  Fail to meet expectation
  426. Heart to heart talk –  Frank talk
  427. Give the game away –  Give out the secret
  428. To cut teeth –  To gain experience of something for the first time k
  429. Cut no ice –  Had no influence
  430. Close the book –  Stop working on something
  431. In fits and starts –  Irregularly
  432. Bird’s eye view –  An overview
  433. Run in the same groove – clash with each other
  434. Keep your head –  remain calm
  435. Fall short –  Have no effect
  436. Pull strings – Use personal influence
  437. Pot luck dinner –  Dinner where somebody brings something to eat
  438. To hit below the belt –  To attack unfairly
  439. To have something up one’s sleeve – Having a secret plan
  440. To take to one’s heel –  To run away
  441. To turn a deaf ear –  to be indifferent
  442. At snail’s pace –  To do things very slowly
  443. To run one down –  To disparage someone
  444. To blow one’s own trumpet – To praise oneself
  445. To face the music –  To bear the consequences
  446. To take someone to task –  To scold someone
  447. At one’s wit – Puzzled / Confused / Perplexed
  448. At stake – In danger
  449. Making hay while the sun shines –  Taking advantage of a favorable opportunity
  450. Blow one’s own trumpet –  To praise oneself
  451. Bear with –   Support/ To be patient with some body or something
  452. Give vent to – To emphosize
  453. Turn a deaf ear –  Pay no attention
  454. Bonee of contention –  Matter of dispute
  455. Stand on own feet –   To be independent
  456. By fits and starts –  Irregularly
  457. Over head and ears –    Completely
  458. To call it a day –  To canclude proceedings
  459. To put up with –  To tolerate
  460. To face the music –  To bear the consequences
  461. Yeoman’s service –  Social woek
  462. To take to hearts –  To grieve over
  463. To smell a rat –  To be suspicious
  464. To move heaven and earth –  To try everything possible
  465. To take someone for a ride –  To deceive someone
  466. In cold blood –  Not disappointion result
  467. To bite the dust –  To be defeated
  468. At sixes and seven –  In disordor or confusion
  469. Lose head –  Panic
  470. Take to task –  To criticize severely / To punish
  471. Sit in judgement –  To pass judgement especially when you have no authority
  472. Leave in the lurch –  To desert someone
  473. Cry over spilt milk –  Cry over irreparable losse
  474. Bad blood –  Active enmity
  475. Close shave –  A narrow escape
  476. Grease palms –  To bribe someone
  477. Carrot and stick –  Reward and punishment policy
  478. To stave off –  Postpone
  479. To give a piece of mind –  To  reprimand
  480. Rest on laurels –  To be complacent
  481. Pay through nose –  Pay an extremely high price
  482. Draw on fancy –  use imagination
  483. Turn an honest living –  Make an legitimate living
  484. Give the game away –  Give out the secret
  485. Cheek by jowl –  Very near
  486. Give in – Yield
  487. Run riot –  Act without restraint
  488. Go through fire and water –  Undergo  any risk
  489. Talking through hat –  Talking nonsense
  490. Put up with –  Tolerate
  491. By fits and starts –   Irregularly
  492. Reading between the lines –  Understanding the hidden meaning
  493. Get the sack –  Dismissed from
  494. Pros and cons –  Considering all the facts
  495. By leaps and bounds –  Very Quickly
  496. In the good books – In favour with boss
  497. In the long run – Ultimately
  498. See eye to eye – To think in same  way
  499. Put across –  To communicate your ideas, feelings, etc.
  500. To have second thoughts –     To reconsider
  501. Not my cup of tea –  Not what somebody likes or interested in
  502. To break the ice –  To start a conversation
  503. To eat a humble pie –  To say or show sorry for a  mistake that one made
  504. To add fuel to fire –  To worsen the matter
  505. To burn one’s fingers –  To get physically hurt
  506. At the eleventh hour –  At the last moment
  507. To feel like a fish out of water – uncomfortable situation
  508. Turn up – To appear
  509. Die hard –  Unwilling to change
  510. Turn down –  Reject
  511. To pass away –  Die
  512. Carry weight –  Be important / Imporatant influence
  513. Fall flat –  Fail to amuse people / Fail to produce intended effect
  514. Under the thumb of –  Under the control of
  515. To get wind – Come to know about something secret or private
  516. Part and parcel – An essential part of something
  517. To give vent to –  To express a feeling, especially anger, strongly
  518. All at sea –  Puzzled
  519. Bulld castle in the air –  Daydreaming
  520. On the spur of th moment   –  To act suddenly, without planning

 

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