Important Idioms and Phrases- Meanings with Examples Part-II:
Important Idioms and Phrases with its exact meaning and example was given here, candidates those who are preparing for all competitive exams can use this.
1.) Take up:
Meaning- have as one’s career
Example- After his studies hetook up teaching.
2.) Try one’s hand:
Meaning- do an activity for the first time
Example- Hetries his hand in cotton export.
3.) From scratch:
Meaning- from nothing
Example- We built up this businessfrom scratch
4.) Answer in the negative:
Meaning- say ‘no’ to a proposal
Example- When I asked her whether she would join the tour sheanswered in the negative.
5.) On the other hand:
Meaning- contrary to something
Example- She is rich;on the other hand her sisters are poor.
6.) Catch up with:
Example- Soon our carcaught up with the taxi.
7.) Refuse to take no for an answer:
Meaning- have the guts to continue with one’s efforts
Example- He succeeded as a businessman because herefusedto take no for an answer.
8.) Be drawn towards somebody:
Meaning- be attracted by someone
Example- Crowds of peoplewere drawn towards Gandhiji.
9.) A discovery of pain:
Meaning- a painful experience
Example- For the small child the operation was adiscovery of pain.
10.) Dream becomes true:
Meaning- ambition is fulfilled
Example- When he passed the I.A.S examination hisdream became true.