English Questions : Idioms for all banking exams – Set 24

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1. Acid Test

Meaning : Acid test proves the effectiveness of something.

Example :
I practiced hard at the dance sessions but the acid test will come when the master will assess our solo performances.

2. Cut the ground from under feet

Meaning : When you cut the ground from under someone’s feet, you do something which weakens their position.

Example :
When team India hit more than 350 runs in the ODI, they cut the ground from under the opponent’s feet.

3. Chase your tail

Meaning : Spending a lot of time and energy doing a lot of things but actually achieving too little.

Example :
He’s been chasing his tail all week collecting data but the report is still not ready.

4. Whole bag of tricks

Meaning : Means trying all the clever means to achieve something.

Example :
It was really difficult to find the information even after applying the whole bag of tricks.

5. Deliver the goods

Meaning : Do what is expected or promised.

Example :
I have given my car to a new mechanic for repair, hope he delivers the goods.

6. Explore all avenues

Meaning : Trying out every possibility to get a result

Example :
It is a difficult thing to do but if we really want it done, we must explore all avenues

7. Fast Track Something

Meaning : Rating something higher on your priority list to achieve the desired result

Example :
In view of the seriousness of the crime, the civil society is pressing up on a fast track decision from the court

8. Get the show on the road

Meaning : Putting up a plan or idea into action

Example :
Now that we have completed all the legal formalities, let’s get the show on the road.

9. To hit the nail on the head

Meaning : to describe exactly what is causing a situation or problem.

Example :
He hit the nail on the head when he said this company needs more HR support.

10. Get ducks in a row

Meaning : Getting your things well organized

Example : To ensure a successful product launch, we must get our ducks in a row.