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600 Idiom And Phrases [1 to 100]

Idioms And Phrases Native English speakers love using them in conversation, and you’ll often find them popping up in books, TV shows and movies too. To perfect your English, you really need to become confident in using idioms and knowing the difference between breaking a leg and pulling someone’s leg.


1. A big draw

Meaning - To get attraction/attention/success

Hindi Meaning- ध्यान खींचना, या सफलता पाना
2. A black sheep

Meaning - An unlucky person, Bad characters

Hindi Meaning- अषुभ व्यक्ति
3. A bolt from the blue

Meaning - An unexpected piece of news or event

Hindi Meaning- आकस्मिक घटना

4. A close shave

Meaning - Something achieved (or escape) by a narrow margin

Hindi Meaning- किसी चीज को बहुत कम रूप से प्राप्त करना

5. A closed book

Meaning - The subject or person that you

Hindi Meaning- अपरिचित बिषय या इंसान

6. A far cry

Meaning - Notably different

Hindi Meaning- काफी अलग

7. A hard nut  to crack

Meaning - A difficult problem

Hindi Meaning- गंभीर समस्या

8. A laughingstock

Meaning - A person or thing that is regarded as very foolish or ridiculous strange person

Hindi Meaning- मजाक का पात्र

9. A live wire

Meaning - Energetic

Hindi Meaning- उर्जावान

10. A man of God

Meaning - A male priest

Hindi Meaning- पुजारी

11. A man of straw 

Meaning - A man with no voice or will of his own/ (a man of no substance

Hindi Meaning- मामूली या अभावग्रस्त आदमी

12. A match made in heaven

Meaning - A happy and harmonious marriage or partnership

Hindi Meaning- खुषी देने वाली षादी या साथी

13. A penelope’s web

Meaning - An endless job

Hindi Meaning- कभी खत्म न होने वाली नौकरी

14. A shot in the arm

Meaning - To encourage

Hindi Meaning- प्रौत्साहित करना

15. A shot in the dark

Meaning - A guess; without knowing what the result will be

Hindi Meaning- अँधेरे में तीर चलाना

16. A sore point with

Meaning - A subject that makes you feel angry or upset

Hindi Meaning- कोई पीड़ादायक बिषय

17. A thorn in the flesh

Meaning - A constant source of annoyance

Hindi Meaning- काम में हमेषा होने वाली बाधा

18. A white elephant

Meaning - An expensive but useless possession

Hindi Meaning- महॅगा लेकिन बेकार

19. A wild goose chase

Meaning - To try to impossible

Hindi Meaning- व्यर्थ का प्रयत्न

20. Achilles’ heels

Meaning - A small but fatal weakness

Hindi Meaning- कमजोर पक्ष, दुखती रग

21. Add fuel to fire

Meaning - To make a matter worse

Hindi Meaning- आग में घी डालना

22. Against all odds

Meaning - Despite many difficulties

Hindi Meaning- कई समस्याओं के बावजूद

23. All at sea

Meaning - Completely confused

Hindi Meaning- पूर्णरूपेण भ्रमित

24. All eye for an eye

Meaning - Tit for tat

Hindi Meaning- जैसे को तैसा

25. All eyes

Meaning - Watching very closely

Hindi Meaning- बहुत बारीक नजर रखना

26. All in all

Meaning - Most important

Hindi Meaning- सबसे महत्वपूर्ण

27. An acid test

Meaning - A critical test

Hindi Meaning- गंभीर परीक्षण

28. An arm chair job

Meaning - Good income job with high comfort

Hindi Meaning- आसान एवं अच्छी आय वाली नौकरी

29. An axe to grind

Meaning - Something done for selfish reasons

Hindi Meaning- स्वार्थ से भरा उद्देष्य

30. An iron will

Meaning - Strong will power

Hindi Meaning- दृढ़ इच्छा षक्ति

31. An old flame

Meaning - A person, one had a romantic relationship with, in the past.

Hindi Meaning- पुराना प्यार

32. An old head on young shoulders

Meaning - A child or young person who thinks and talks like an older and experienced person

Hindi Meaning- अपनी उम्र से ज्यादा समझदार होना

33. An olive branch

Meaning - Peace request/peace treaty

Hindi Meaning- षंाति निवेदन

34. An open book

Meaning - To have no secret

Hindi Meaning- खुली किताब

35. Apple of discord

Meaning - Matter of dispute

Hindi Meaning- झगड़े का कारण

36. Apple of one’s eye

Meaning - Very lovable/dearest one

Hindi Meaning- दुलारा, प्यारा

37. Apple pie order

Meaning - In good condition

Hindi Meaning- बिल्कुल ठीक हालत में

38. Argued eyes

Meaning - Careful, observant

Hindi Meaning- सतर्क, चैकस

39. As hard as a nail

Meaning - To show no sympathy; kindness or fear

Hindi Meaning- निर्दयी

40. At  logger heads

Meaning - In dispute, to fight

Hindi Meaning- षत्रुता की स्थिति

41. At a loose end

Meaning - Idle/unoccupied

Hindi Meaning- बिना काम का या बेकार

42. At a lose

Meaning - To be unable to decide

Hindi Meaning- निर्णय न ले पाना

43. At a pinch

Meaning - In a trouble

Hindi Meaning- समस्या में होना

44. At a snail’s   pace

Meaning - Very slowly

Hindi Meaning- धीमी गति से

45. At arm’s length

Meaning - Avoid becoming too friendly

Hindi Meaning- दूर रखना (दोस्ती न रखना)

46. At close quarters

Meaning - Close examination

Hindi Meaning- अच्छे तरीके से निरीक्षण

47. At daggers  drawn

Meaning - To have bitter enmity

Hindi Meaning- कट्टर दुष्मनी होना

48. At ease

Meaning - Free from pain and anxiety

Hindi Meaning- चिन्ता रहित

49. At home

Meaning - Comfortable

Hindi Meaning- आराम दायक स्थिति में होना

50. At once

Meaning - At the same time, promptly, instant

Hindi Meaning- तुरंत, एक ही समय में

51. At one’s beck and call

Meaning - Under one’s control

Hindi Meaning- नियंत्रण में होना, आज्ञा में होना

52. At one’s finger ends

Meaning - To have complete knowledge, to be expert in

Hindi Meaning- पूर्ण जानकारी होना

53. At one’s wits  ends

Meaning - Puzzled/confused/perplexed

Hindi Meaning- च्कित

54. At sixes and sevens

Meaning - In disorder

Hindi Meaning- अस्त-व्यस्त

55. At stake (nk¡o)

Meaning - At risk or insecure

Hindi Meaning- दाव पर

56. At the eleventh hour

Meaning - At last moment

Hindi Meaning- अन्तिम समय में

57. Axe out

Meaning - To turn out

Hindi Meaning- बाहर करना

58. Back and forth

Meaning - Backward and forward

Hindi Meaning- आगे -पीछे

59. Back breaking

Meaning - Physically demanding

Hindi Meaning- कमर-तोड़

60. Back stair gossip

Meaning - Talk among servants/unfair talk

Hindi Meaning- नौकरो के बीच का गपषप

61. Back stair influence

Meaning - By unfair means

Hindi Meaning- गलत तरीके से

62. Back to square one

Meaning - To return to the situation where you were without making no progress

Hindi Meaning- जहाँ के तहाँ

63. Bad blood

Meaning - Enmity/ bitter relation, Ill feelings

Hindi Meaning- षत्रुता

64. Bad eggs

Meaning - With someone who behaves in a bad or dishonest way

Hindi Meaning- जो बेईमान तरीके से काम करे

65. Bag and baggage

Meaning - With all belongings

Hindi Meaning- बोरिया -विस्तर समेत

66. Baker’s dozen

Meaning - Thirteen in number

Hindi Meaning- स्ंाख्या में तेरह

67. Banana republic

Meaning - A small, poor country with a weak or dishonest government

Hindi Meaning- एक छोटा गरीब देष जिसकी सरकार कमजोर या भृष्ट हो

68. Bandy words

Meaning - To argue

Hindi Meaning- बहस करना

69. Bank on

Meaning - To rely

Hindi Meaning- पर निर्भर होना

70. Barefaced liars

Meaning - Shameless liars

Hindi Meaning- बेशर्म तरीके से झूठा व्यक्ति

71. Bark up the wrong tree

Meaning - Waste one’s efforts by pursuing the wrong thing or path

Hindi Meaning- गलत या बेकार काम में उर्जा व्यर्थ करना

72. Bark up the wrong tree

Meaning - Accuse or denounce the wrong person

Hindi Meaning- किसी गलत व्यक्ति को दोषी ठहराना

73. Bated breath

Meaning - In anxiety/expectancy

Hindi Meaning- उत्सुकता और उम्मीद के साथ

74. Be   nipped  in   the   bud 

Meaning - To destroy a thing in the very beginning

Hindi Meaning- प्रारंभ में हो नष्ट कर देना

75. Be born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth

Meaning - To be born in a rich family

Hindi Meaning- धनी परिवार में पैदा होना

76. Be in the driving seat

Meaning - Bearing all responsibilities

Hindi Meaning- सारी जिम्मेदारी का भार उठाना

77. Be in the tune with

Meaning - In agreement or mood

Hindi Meaning- सहमति होना

78. Bear fruits

Meaning - To give good result

Hindi Meaning- फलदायक होना

79. Bear the brunt  of

Meaning - To bear the main part of something unpleasant

Hindi Meaning- प्रिणाम भुगतना, वापसी का कोई रास्ता न छोड़ना

80. Bear the hunt

Meaning - Suffer the most

Hindi Meaning- किसी घटना के मुख्य प्रभाव को झेलना

81. Beat a hasty retreat

Meaning - Run away/ abandon

Hindi Meaning- भाग जान/ त्यागना

82. Beat about the bush

Meaning - To talk in a roundabout

Hindi Meaning- घुमा-फिरा कर बाते करना

83. Beat black and blue

Meaning - Beat mercilessly

Hindi Meaning- अत्यधिक पिटाई करना

84. Beat black and blue

Meaning - To punish severely

Hindi Meaning-  

85. Beat hollow

Meaning - To beat thoroughly and convincingly

Hindi Meaning- काफी आसानी एवं बुरी तरह से पराजित करना

86. Beat the record

Meaning - to do better than ever before

Hindi Meaning- पहले से अधिक अच्छा करना

87. Bed of roses

Meaning - Pleasant situation of comfort

Hindi Meaning- आनंद से भरपूर

88. Bed of thorns

Meaning - A situation of extremely difficulty

Hindi Meaning- दुःख एवं तकलीफ से भरपूर

89. Bee in one’s bonnet 

Meaning - To be crazy about something

Hindi Meaning- किसी चीज के लिए पागल होना

90. Beggar description

Meaning - A person with no source

Hindi Meaning- अवर्णनीय

91. Bell the cat

Meaning - Taking first step at personal risk

Hindi Meaning- जोखिम उठाना

92. Bend the truth

Meaning - Not to speak the entire truth

Hindi Meaning- स्च छुपाना या तोड़-मरोड़ के पेष करना

93. Between Scylla and Charybdis

Meaning - Between two difficult situation

Hindi Meaning- दो गंभीर परेषानियों के बीच

94. Between the devil and the deep sea

Meaning - Between two difficult situation

Hindi Meaning- दो गंभीर परेशानियों के बीच

95. Big cheese

Meaning - Important person

Hindi Meaning- महत्वपूर्ण व्यक्ति

96. Big draw

Meaning - A huge attraction

Hindi Meaning- बहुत बड़ा आकर्षण

97. Big fish

Meaning - Influential people

Hindi Meaning- जिन की ऊपर तक पहुँच हो

98. Big gun

Meaning - An influential person

Hindi Meaning- ऊँची पहुँच वाला व्यक्ति

99. Bird of passage 

Meaning - One who comes occasionally

Hindi Meaning- यदा-कदा आने वाला

100. Bird’s eye view

Meaning - Overview

Hindi Meaning- सरसरी निगाह

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