ENGLISH VOCAB ( IDIOMS & PHRASES )

1.         The pros and cons ( फायदे और नुकसान)
Meaning – Points for and points against 
Example -We've been discussing the pros and cons of buying a house.

2.         Hale and hearty
Meaning – Strong and healthy 
Example - The young infant was hale and hearty. 

3.         A narrow escape (बालबाल बचना )
Meaning – a situation in which you were lucky because you just managed to avoid danger or trouble
Example - He only just got out of the vehicle before the whole thing blew up. It was a narrow escape. 

4.         Build castles in the air
Meaning – To have plans, hopes etc. Which are unlikely to become reality
Example - I really like to sit on the porch in the evening, just building castles in the air.

5.         Lead the field (बहुत प्रसिद्ध,   सबसे आगे होना )
Meaning – Very famous, to lead
Example - There are some areas of medical research where Russian scientists still lead the field.

6.         Sit on the fence ( चर्चा के दो पक्षों के बीच निर्णय लेने से बचना)
Meaning – Avoid deciding between two sides of an argument, discussion, quarrel etc.
Example - When Jane and Tom argue, it is best to sit on the fence and not make either of them angry. No one knows which of the candidates Joan will vote for. She's sitting on the fence.

7.         Meet one's Waterloo (अंत में पराजित होना )
Meaning: to meet one's final and insurmountable challenge
Example: The boss is being very hard on Bill. It seems that Bill has finally met his Waterloo.

8.         Put something on the cuff
Meaning: to buy something on credit; to add to one's credit balance.
Example: I'll take two of those, and please put them on the cuff.

9.         Off-the-cuff (तैयारी के बिना)
Meaning: Without previous thought or preparation.
Example: Her remarks were off-the-cuff, but very sensible.

10.      Flesh and blood
Meaning – The human body, the weaknesses, desires, fears etc. that human beings have
Example - his cold weather is more than flesh and blood can stand