Last Updated : 07 Jan 2019

Examples Of Idioms And Phrases In English

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To get toto reach
It look four hours to get to the heart of the city.
In hot pursuitfollowing quickly behind
The police are in hot pursuit of the most-wanted criminal.
Step offto get down
As soon as I stepped off the bus, I saw David.
In the wake ofcoming after or following something
Japan surrendered in the wake of dropping atom boms at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Come to a haltcome to a sudden end.
The car came to a halt as the railway gate was closed.
Turn out to beto prove to be
Most of the politicians turn out to be selfish.
Hard to come bydifficult to find
an honest leader is very hard to come by these days.
To sit outto stay in a place and wait for something unpleasant or boring to finish
It is very difficult to sit out a one-side cricket match.
En rout toon the way
Our bus broke down en route to Paris.
To know like the back of one’s handto be very familiar with something or some place.
I know every street in London like the back of my hand.
Experience of a life timeto be remembered till the death of somebody
My first air travel was an experience of a life time.
At handvery near in time
I have a lot of assignments at hand.
on the final legon the last part of (the journey)
Our final leg of the trip was by camel.
To tread onwalking carefully
The servant-maid helped the children to tread on the uneven road.
In allas a total
In all, there were ten elephants in the herd.
At the mercy ofunable to stop somebody or something harming the other because of one’s control over someone
The wife does not want to put herself at the mercy of her husband.
To head backto return
The England Cricket team is heading back to the country after its historic win.
To come to lifeto become exciting or full of activity
The galleries came to life when Sachin lifted the ball to the galleries.

 

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