English Questions : Idioms for all banking exams – Set 25

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Idioms and Phrases

1. Helter-Skelter/ Pell-mell

Meaning : in a confused, rushed, or disorderly manner.

Example :
The moment our army launched an all out attack, the enemy went helter-skelter

2. Turn turtle

Meaning : turn upside down

Example :
The bus turned turtle in the crash, and several passengers were injured

3. In the offing

Meaning : about to happen

Example :
Ravi was excited because exams were over and graduation was in the offing

4. By leaps and bounds

Meaning : very rapidly and successfully

Example :
In the last few years, India has advanced by leaps and bounds in space exploration and commercialisation

5. At one’s beck and call

Meaning : always having to be ready to obey someone’s orders immediately.

Example :
The rude boss expected his subordinates to be always at his beck and call

6. Bolt from the blue

Meaning : a sudden and unexpected event.

Example :
The new exam pattern came as bolt from the blue for candidates appearing for the first time

7. Mind one’s P’s and Q’s

Meaning : to make an effort to be especially polite in a particular situation

Example :
We had to strictly mind our P’s and Q’s whenever guests from ancestral village came to visit us

8. Give it a shot

Meaning : try or attempt something

Example :
No matter what the odds are, you must give it a shot

9. Bad blood

Meaning : feeling of hatred

Example :
The riots have created bad blood between the two communities in the village

10. Vent one’s spleen

Meaning : to express one’s feelings of anger

Example :
Activists nowadays are press conferences as a way to vent their spleen on politicians