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Important Previous Years Idioms & Phrases

✍Previous Years Idioms & Phrases :

1. Sweeping Statement – Thoughtless statement (SO(Audit), 1997)

2. All at sea – Puzzled (SO(Audit), 1997)

3. Enough rope – Enough freedom for action (SO(Audit), 1997)

4. By fits and start – Irregularly (SO(Audit), 1997)

5. Fell foul of – Got into trouble with (SO(Audit), 1997)

6. Token strike – Short strike held as warning (SO(Audit), 1997)

7. Face the music – Get reprimanded (SO(Audit), 1997)

8. Look down upon – Hate intensely (SO(Audit), 1997)

9. Flogging a dead horse – Wasting time in useless effort (SO(Audit), 1997) 

10. Under a cloud – Under suspicion (SO(Audit), 1997) 

11. Green thumb – To have a natural interest (SO(Audit), 2001) 

12. Played havoc – Caused destruction (SO(Audit), 2001) 

13. No love lost between – Not on good terms (SO(Audit), 2001) 

14. Fair and square – Honest (SO(Audit), 2001) 

15. A white elephant – Costly or troublesome possession (SO(Audit), 2001) 

16. Out and out – Totally (SO(Audit), 2001) 

17. On the cuff – On credit (SO(Audit), 2001) 

18. Does not hold water – Cannot be believed (SO(Audit), 2001) 

19. A wild goose chase – Futile search (SO(Audit), 2001) 

20. In a tight corner – In a difficult situation (SO(Audit), 2001) 

21. Going places – Talented and successful (SO(Audit), 2003) 

22. In cold blood – A murder done without intention (SO(Audit), 2003) 

23. Off and on – Occasionally (SO(Audit), 2003) 

24. Hard and fast – Strict (SO(Audit), 2003) 

25. Took to heels – Run away in fear (SO(Audit), 2003) 

26. To keep up – To keep in touch (SO(Audit), 2003) 

27. Make a clean breast – Confess without reserve (SO(Audit), 2003) 

28. Heads will roll – Transfers will take place (SO(Audit), 2003) 

29. Make no bones about – Do not have any hesitation in anything (SO(Audit), 2003) 

30. Take after – Resembles (SO(Audit), 2003) 

31. To starve off – Postpone (SO(Audit), 2003) 

32. To give a piece of mind – To reprimand (SO(Audit), 2003) 

33. Rest on laurels – To be complacent (SO(Audit), 2003) 

34. Pay through nose – Pay an extremely high price (SO(Audit), 2003) 

35. Draw on fancy – Use imagination (SO(Audit), 2003) 

36. Turn an honest living – Make an legitimate living (SO(Audit), 2005) 

37. Give the game away – Give out the secret (SO(Audit), 2005) 

38. Cheek by jowl – Very near (SO(Audit), 2005)

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