Idioms and Phrases for JSC / SSC / HSC

Idioms and Phrases for JSC / SSC / HSC

1.      A bed of roses: Life is not a bed of roses.

2.      A bed of thorns: Life is a bed of thorns.

3.      Above all: Above all she is a good girl.

4.      A black sheep: The boy is a black sheep in our society.

5.      A bolt from the blue: His mother’s sudden death was a bolt from the blue to me.

6.      All on/of a sudden: All on/of a sudden a police arrested me.

7.      All in all: Sumaiya is all in all in our class.

8.      A gala day: Ead-ul-fitar is a gala day to Muslim. 

9.      A man of letters: Dr. MD Shahidullah was a man of letters.

10.   A slow coach: A slow coach like him will never prosper in life.

11.   A white elephant: It is a white elephant to buy a car to me.

12.   All day long: 0ur farmers work all day long.

13.   At daggers drawn: It is at daggers drawn between two brothers.

14.   All the same: You come or not that is all the same.

15.   As far as: As far as I know he is honest.

16.   As long as: Wait here as long as I don’t come.       

17.   As much as: I helped you as much as I could.

18.   As soon as: As soon as we should reach there now.

19.   As though: He talks as though he knew everything.

20.   A lot of: The man has a lot of wealth.

21.   At all costs: I want to this house at all costs.

22.   At last: At last they win the game.

23.   At least: Bangladesh is rich at least in natural gas.

24.   At sixes and sevens: Everything in the room is at sixes and sevens.

25.   At a loss: He is at a loss after his failing exam.

26.   At stretch: I can’t read three hours at stretch.

27.   At the eleventh hour: He reached there at the eleventh hour of the occasion.

28.   At stake: His life is at stake now.

29.   A narrow escape: He got a narrow escape from the accident.

30.   At the top of: He found his name at the top of the list.

31.   At all: He is not at all an honest man.

32.   As if: He talks as if he knew everything.   

33.   At random: Never talk at random.

34.   According to: I acted according to your advice.

35.   At home: I didn’t feel at home when I am in a  big city.

36.   At home in: Mr. Rahman is at home in English.

37.   Bag and baggage: The boy left the hostel bag and baggage.

38.   By dint of: He succeeded by dint of hard labour.

39.   By the by: By the by I told him the matter.

40.   By and by: My mother is coming round by and by.

41.   By leaps and bounds: The bus hits the boy by leaps and bounds.

42.   By means of: He passed the exam by means of hard working.

43.   Burning question: Food problem is now a burning question in Bangladesh.

44.   Black and blue: The police beat the criminal black and blue.

45.   Beggar description: The destruction of Sidar is beggar description of Bangladesh.   

46.   Bring to light: The man brought to light the hidden fact.

47.   Bring to mind: We should bring to mind our teachers.

48.   Bring to book: The man brought to book his servant yesterday.

49.   Bring about: French revolution brought about in 1778. 

50.   Bring up: Every mother brings up her child.

51.   Burst into tears: I burst into tears after my mother death.   

52.   By virtue of: He got GPA-5 by virtue of hard studies.

53.   Beyond question: Moulana Bhasani was beyond question a great leader. 

54.   Bad blood: There is a bad blood between two brothers.

55.   Blue blood: Masuma is proud of her blue blood.   

56.   Bird¢s eye view: No mother looks her child in bird¢s eye view.

57.   Bone of contention: The land is the bone of contention between two brothers.

58.   Bread and butter: A day labourer can’t always earn his bread and butter. 

59.   Crying need: Employment is a crying need of our country.

60.   Call in mind: I can’t call his name in mind.

61.   Cock and bull story: I don’t believe his cock and bull story.

62.   Come to light: My first book has come to light.      

63.   Call in question: They’ve called me in question.

64.   Carry on: Carry on your study in this way.

65.   Catch sight on: The criminal catches sight on the police.

66.   Cut off: He cuts off my trees.

67.   Come to a head: Food shortage has come to a head.

68.   Come to hand: She gives me a rose to come to hand.

69.   Come to an end: The summer vacation has come to an end.

70.   Crocodile tears: Don’t show your crocodile tears to me.

71.   Cats and dogs: It has been raining cats and dogs.

72.   Cut a sorry figure: He cut a sorry figure in the exam.

73.   Dead letter:  His fashion is now dead letter.

74.   Double game: Don’t play double game with your friends. 

75.   End in smoke: All of his attempts ended in smoke.

76.   Every now and then: He came to my house every now and then.

77.   Far and near: Hazrat’s name spread far and near in Arab.

78.   Far and wide: Nazrul’s fame spread out far and wide.

79.   Fresh blood: The manager wants fresh blood in his office.

80.   From time to time: Please phone to me from time to time.

81.   From hand to mouth: The day labourer lives from hand to mouth.

82.   For the sake of: He helps the poor for the sake of humanity.

83.   For good/ever: The man left his country for good/ever.

84.   Flesh and blood: A flesh and blood man can’t bear such and insult.

85.   Fast and foremost: Study is the fast and foremost duty of a student.

86.   For the purpose of: I am working hard for the purpose of getting GPA-5.

87.   Fish out of water: I feel fish out of water during summer season.

88.   Golden age/Heyday: Mughal age was the golden age/heyday of Indian sub-continent.

89.   Golden opportunity: This exam is a golden opportunity to the students to pass.

90.   Give up: We should give up smoking.

91.   Good for nothing: The manager is  

92.   Get by heart: I get the story by heart.

93.   Get rid of: Try to get rid of your evil company.

94.   Go to the dogs: He has gone to the dogs.

95.   Go on with: Go on with your study and you will be successful.                                  

96.   High time: It is high time to pass the exam.

97.   Hard and fast: Nazrul didn’t like hard and fast rule of his school.

98.   Heart and soul: I am trying heart and soul to win the match.

99.   In a body: We met the headmaster in a body.

100.              In a fix: He is in a fix what to do.

101.              In plenty of: He has in plenty of money to buy a ship.

102.              In front of: I’ve a flower garden in front of my reading room.

103.              In a moment: The serious accident took place in a moment. 

104.              In a nutshell: The teacher told his history in a nutshell.

105.              In the long run: The sinners suffer in the long run.

106.              In lieu of/Instead of: He took Humanities in lieu of/instead of Business Studies.

107.              In quest of: He traveled many countries in quest of knowledge.

108.              In guise of: He came here in guise of police.

109.              In order to: We eat food in order to live.

110.              In spite of: In spite of his poverty, he is honest.

111.              In black and white: Put your statement in black and white.

112.              In full swing: Our classes are going on in full swing.

113.              In details: Tell me the matter in details.

114.              Ins and outs: I don’t know ins and outs of the matter.

115.              Know no bounds: The miseries of the flood victims know no bounds.

116.              Knock at the door: Our exam is knocking at the door.

117.              Keep one’s word: He hardly can keep his word.

118.              Keep peace with: He can keep peace with all in any situation.

119.              Keep up with: He can keep up with all in any situation.

120.              Live from hand to mouth: The poor people live from hand to mouth.

121.              Live on: We live on eating food.

122.              Look down upon: We shouldn’t look down upon the poor.

123.              Life and soul: My father is the life and soul in our family.

124.              Lion’s share: Saifullah always wants the lion’s share of the profit.

125.              Lose heart: He lost his heart not to get GPA-5.

126.              Maiden speech: His maiden speech charmed all.

127.              Make good: He has made good of my time.

128.              Nook and corner: He went to every nook and corner of the village.

129.              Now and then: Please write to me now and then.

130.              Null and void: The law was declared null and void.

131.              Off and on: The man comes here off and on.

132.              Once for all: I want to come here once for all.

133.              On behalf of: I thank you on behalf of our family.

134.              On the whole: On the whole he is an honest man.  

135.              On the eve of: My father returned from USA on the eve of my exam.

136.              Out and out: He is out and out a gentle man.

137.              Open question: Food crises are an open question now.

138.              Open mind: I have an open mind to discuss it.

139.              On the contrary: Read well on the contrary you will fail.

140.              Of course: I will help you of course.

141.              On the sly: The thief entered in our house on the sly. 

142.              Part and parcel: Perseverance is a part and parcel of a good student.

143.              Right and left: Don’t spend money right and left.

144.              Red-letter day: 12th Rabi-ul-awal is a red letter day of Muslim.

145.              Safe and sound: I’ve arrived home safe and sound.

146.              Sooner or later: The sinner must suffer sooner or later.

147.              Square meal: The poor can’t have a square meal daily.

148.              Slow and steady: Slow and steady wins the race.

149.              Summer friend: Summer friend come after danger.    

150.              To and fro: The beggar is looking to and fro for some meal. 

151.              To the backbone: I know the girl to the backbone.

152.              Through and through: Read the poem through and through.

153.              Take place: The accident took place before my eyes.

154.              Take to task: We take to task a girl for her evil.

155.              Throw dust into one’s eyes: The thief threw dust into people’s eyes.

156.              Take after: The girl takes after her mother.

157.              Take care: Every mother takes care her child.

158.              Tell upon: He tells upon in my company.

159.              Up and down: Why are you running up and down.

160.              Ups and downs: There are ups and downs in human life.

161.              Vanish into thin air: Suddenly the thief vanished into thin air.

162.              With a view to: I’ve gone to town with a view to earning money.

163.              Well and woe: I shall stand by you in well and woe.

164.              Yellow dog: The man is a yellow dog in our society.