Important Idioms and Phrases

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    1. Like a fish out of water – In a strange situation
    2. Smell a rat – Suspect something foul
    3. Read between the lines – Understand the hidden meaning
    4. Tooth and Nail – With all of one’s power
    5. Spread like wild fire – Spread quickly
    6. Hit the nail on the head – Do or say the exact thing
    7. Burn the midnight Oil – Work or study hard
    8. Under his thumb – Under his control
    9. With a high hand – Oppressively
    10. Gain ground – Become popular
    11. By leaps and bounds – Rapidly
    12. Make off with – To run away with
    13. Pass away – to die
    14. To cry for the moon – Ask for the impossible
    15. To make a pig of oneself – To over-eat
    16. Donkey’s years – Very long time
    17. To pull one’s leg – to joke; tease
    18. To keep one’s fingers crossed – to hope fervently
    19. To eat humble pie – To apologize in a humble manner
    20. To fight a losing battle – Struggle without hope of success
    21. A deadlock – A position when no progress can be made
    22. A daredevil – A person who does not care for any consequences
    23. Once in a blue moon – Very rarely
    24. At a premium – Difficult to get or obtain
    25. To play the game – To act honestly

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