Important Idioms and phrases for Banking exam: 11th August 2019

Important Idioms and phrases for Banking exam: 21st July 2019





Laying off
Meaning:  Dismissal from jobs
Usage: Director is laying off many employees for the loss to the company due to their irresponsible behavior.

Went to the winds
Meaning:  to be utterly lost
Usage: I went to the winds when I saw the beauty of nature.

The green-eyed monster
Meaning: Used as a way of talking about jealousy
Usage: Shakespeare called it “the green-eyed monster, ” and once it gets a hold of your relationship, it sinks its teeth in and can rip it apart.

Stand-Offish
Meaning: Indifferent
Usage: She is extremely standoffish and will only come around once every couple of days.


Talking through Hat
Meaning: Talking nonsense
Usage: Nothing of what he said made sense – he was talking through his hat.
At one’s wit’s end
Meaning:  Puzzled/confused/perplexed
Usage: Shila is at one’s wit’s end about her career after 12th grade.

Took to heels
Meaning: Run in fear
Usage: The thief took to his heels when he saw a policeman running towards him.

Take with a grain of salt
Meaning: To listen to something with considerable doubt
Usage: Sunita is very good at quant, but when she was watching a teachers video she was taking it with a grain of salt.

Emerge out of thin air
Meaning: Appear suddenly
Usage: Thirteen years ago, with her children almost grown-up, she found herself having to conjure a career from thin air.