English Phrases and their Meanings
White lie– A lie spoke for someone’s good or good intention.
Beat about/around the bush– Not coming to the point straightaway or circumlocution.
Poker face– Expressionless Person.
Bite the bullet– Unpleasant Work.
Devil’s advocate – to present a counter argument
From the horse mouth– From the genuine or authentic source.
Nine day wonder– Something that arouses interest for some time.
Blow the fuse/gasket– Loose temper.
Judas Kiss– Hypocritical affection.
Itsy bitsy – Very small or tiny
High and Dry – In a deprived situation
Black Sheep– A person who brings dishonour to the family.
Blue Blood– Royal Family.
Play a double game – to act dubiously. Ex – Raju was playing a double game.
Out of one’s element – Out of one’s preferred surroundings
Have an axe to grind – to have a private reason for doing something
Hue and cry – Any loud public outcr
Past Master – An Expert
An old flame – Long time love
Word for word – In exactly the same word
Heart to Heart – very Frankly
Go Broke – Become bankrupt