English Questions : Idioms for all banking exams – Set 26

Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are providing here some important idioms and phrases, which is BASED ON Bank EXAMS 2018 !!!

Idioms and Phrases

1. Around/round the clock

Meaning – the whole day and whole night,without stopping

Example
BSF guard our borders round the clock with utmost dedication.

2. Alpha and Omega

Meaning – the first and last

Example
The strategy to control the inflation remains the alpha and omega of the government’s economic policy

3. A dime a dozen

Meaning – anything that is common and is easy to get

Example
In this town, food restaurants are a dime a dozen

4. Hit below the belt

Meaning – To unfairly target another person’s weakness or vulnerability

Example
I know she really wants the promotion, but she really hit me below the belt by telling the boss about my personal problems.

5. All ears

Meaning – attentive, to listen to someone with keen attention

Example
The students were all ears when the motivational speakers started giving speech

6. Under the rose

Meaning – secretly

Example
They used to meet each other under the rose

7. On the cuff

Meaning – on credit

Example
Ramesh couldn’t pay the bill,so he asked the owner to put it on the cuff

8. In the blues

Meaning – sad and depressed

Example
My friend has been in the blues since losing the closely fought final match

9. Go scot free

Meaning – to escape without punishment

Example
There were at least more than a hundred people accused in CWG scam but most of them went scot free due to lack of evidence.

10. To over egg the pudding

Meaning – to spoil something by trying too hard to improve it

Example
I think we’ve over-egged the pudding with the amount of technology we’ve crammed into our daily lives—no one knows how to have a quiet moment anymore.