Idioms/Phrases For SSC Exams -7


At one with | Gift of the gab|  At his wits' end | Blow hot and cold in the same breath | Struck a chill to the heart |Hew from same rock|  Made me kick my heels | Deliver the goods| Tighten our belts Hard up                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        




At one with (somebody)
Meaning:-
  • completely agree with somebody
  • of the same opinion
Mind Tricks:-
When we become one means we agree with each other.
Usages:-
  1. They are at one with their leader.
                                      
Gift of the gab  
Meaning:-
  • the ability to speak easily and to persuade other people with your words
  • talent for speaking well
Mind Tricks:-
Gab means to talk for a long time.
Usages:-
  1. Obama has the gift of the gab.
  2. A good leader should have the gift of the gab.
                                      
At one's wits' end /At your wit's end
Meaning:-
  • to be so worried by a problem that you do not know what to do next
  • completely confused
Mind Tricks:-
Wits means ability to think quickly and clearly and to make good decisions and end of wit means end of your ability to think.
Usages:-
  1. He is at his wits' end and does not what to do.
  2. In exams time, students are at his wit's end.
 
Blow hot and cold in the same breath / Blow hot and cold
Meaning:-
  • to change your opinion about something often
  • said something and contradicted it immediately
Mind Tricks:-
Here hot and cold refers yes and no respectively and blow for speak.
Usages:-
  1. You are always blow hot and cold on my questions.
  2. Suspect blows hot and cold in the same breath in front of police.


                                      
Strike a chill to the heart  
Meaning:-
  • arouse fear
Mind Tricks:-
Chill means a feeling of fear.
Usages:-
  1. Robbers struck chill into the heart
  2. Painters draw on his fancy on their sketch.

Hew from same rock 
Meaning:-
  • of similar kind of courage
Mind Tricks:-
Hew means to cut something large and here rock refers for courage.
Usages:-
  1. Superman and Spiderman hew from same rock.
  2. Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King were great people hewn from same rock.
                                      
Kick your heels
Meaning:-
  • to have nothing to do while you are waiting for somebody
  • kept waiting
Usages:-
  1. I am not in habit of kicking my heel.
  2. Candidates are kicking their heel in the interview hall.
 
Deliver the goods  / Come up with the goods
Meaning:-
  • to do what you have promised to do or what people expect or want you to do
  • keep the promise
Mind Tricks:-
You promise to deliver the goods at the right time. Finally, you deliver the goods and keep the promise or you do what you say.
Usages:-
  1. Team Indian failed to deliver the good.
  2. You deliver the goods.
 
Tighten your/one's belts 
Meaning:-
  • to spend less than you did before because you have less money
  • to manage to spend less money
  • be frugal
Mind Tricks:-
We tighten our belt to be ready for any hard situation.
Usages:-
  1. We should tighten our belts for higher price.
  2. Companies are tighten their belts in manufacturing of good.
   
Hard up  
Meaning:-
  • greatly in need of something, especially money
  • short of money
Mind Tricks:-
In hard time, we would be hard up for money.
Usages:-
  1. He was so hard up, he could afford to buy anythings.
  2. I am hard up, I can't buy any car.

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