Important Idioms, Phrases & Phrasal Verb Starting With Letter ‘G’

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

In this article, we have shared the important idioms, phrases as well as phrasal verbs which start with the letter ‘G’ in our series ‘Important Idioms, Phrases & Phrasal Verbs for bank exams’. 

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So go through the post now and understand the English as well as Hindi meaning along with the usage of the following important idioms, phrases & phrasal verbs to step up your English section preparation for upcoming exams.

Important Idioms, Phrases & Phrasal Verb with Letter ‘G’

1. Gain ground

Meaning –   to expand, to make progress, or obtain more success, popularity, importance, or acceptance.

Meaning (Hindi) – कामयाबी हासिल करना

Example –  In a short period,  my cousin’s food delivery startup is gaining ground in India.

2. Gall and wormwood

Meaning – something hateful/Strong feelings of bitterness and resentment.

Meaning (Hindi) –   घृणायुक्त

Example – Nonveg dish is gall and wormwood to me as I am a pure vegetarian.

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3. Give someone a piece of mind

Meaning – To tell someone how one feels, often while expressing anger or frustration

Meaning (Hindi) –   साफ साफ कह देना

Example –  His uncle gave him a piece of mind when he tried to steal the chocolate from the shop.

 4. Get a kick out of something

Meaning – Find something amusing/To get a lot of enjoyment or excitement from something. 

Meaning (Hindi) –  कुछ मनोरंजक पाना 

Example – I get a kick out of the travel to my wishlist places.

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5. Get a word in edgeways

Meaning –  To contribute to a conversation with people who are very talkative/contribute to a conversation with difficulty because the other speaker talks incessantly.

Meaning (Hindi) – बीच में कहना

Example –  The girl was talking so much in the meeting that nobody else could get a word in edgeways.

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6. Give a wide berth

Meaning – To remain away 

Meaning (Hindi) –  सुरक्षित दूरी पर रहना

Example – You should give a wide berth to bad habits.

7. Get back at someone/Get even

Meaning – Get revenge on 

Meaning (Hindi) – बदला लेना

Example – When the player made him fall on the ground, he decided to get back at him.

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8. Get Down to Brass Tacks

Meaning –  To become serious about something 

Meaning (Hindi) – मूल मुद्दों पर विचार करना

Example – The first step to start a new venture is to Get Down to Brass Tacks.

9. Gift of the gab

Meaning – Power of eloquence 

Meaning (Hindi) – भाषणक्षमता

Example – A professor without the gift of the gab is a failure in the class.

10. Gird up one’s loins

Meaning – Be prepared 

Meaning (Hindi) – कमर कसना

For example – the Indian cricket team has to gird up its loins to win the world cup this year.

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11. Go through fire and water

Meaning – To sacrifice each and everything 

Meaning (Hindi) – कड़ी कठिन चुनौतियों का सामना

Example –  Our ancestors went through fire and water to give us this freedom which we are enjoying today.

12. Go the whole hog

Meaning – Do something completely or thoroughly 

Meaning (Hindi) –  किसी कार्य को ठीक प्रकार सम्पन्न करना

Example – Her parents went the whole hog in their effort to make the ceremony memorable.

13. Go out on a limb

Meaning – To take a risk 

Meaning (Hindi) – जोखिम लेना 

Example -: It’s necessary to go out on a limb if you want to do something markable in life.

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14. Get the better of someone

Meaning – overcame someone

Meaning (Hindi) – मात कर देना

Example -: Indian team could have beaten the Australian team in last week’s game, but they just got the better of us from the start.

15. Gravy train

Meaning –  A job or work that pays more than it is worth 

Meaning (Hindi) – सुलभ पैसा

Example -: For many years this job was a real gravy train but now the company has become very strict and will not pay overtime. 

16. Grease your palm

Meaning – Give a tip, pay for a special favor or extra help, bribe 

Meaning (Hindi) – रिश्वत देना

Example -: The manager was greasing his palm at the company until he was finally fired. 

17. Greek to one

Meaning – Something which one do not understand 

Meaning (Hindi) – समझ ना आने योग्य 

Example -:  Hindi Language is is all Greek to my south Indian friend.

18. Green-eyed monster

Meaning –  Jealous 

Meaning (Hindi) – ईर्ष्या

Example -: The prosperity of his friend aroused the green-eyed monster in him.

19. Grow on someone

Meaning – Appeal more and more to 

Meaning (Hindi) – अधिक से अधिक लुभाना

Example -: I am growing on this beautiful home and want to own it.

20. Go back on

Meaning – not keep one’s word, promise, etc.

Meaning (Hindi) – वादा तोड़ना

Example -: I know Rahul since childhood, he will never go back on his promises.

21. Go off 

Meaning – begin, start/become angry/explode

Meaning (Hindi) –  शुरू करना / गुस्सा होना / विस्फोट होना 

Example – 

  • The alarm clock went off at 6 am.
  • My brother went off when he got to know that his sister had broken his camera.
  • The bomb went off with a loud noise.

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22. Go through/Go through with

Meaning – Study carefully/ Proceed with something difficult.

Meaning (Hindi) – ध्यान से अध्ययन करना/मुश्किल सहना 

Example – 

  • You have to go through these deal papers before making it final.
  • In life, everyone gets through difficulties, all that matters is how smartly you overcome them.

23. Ginger up

Meaning – to either get excited. enthusiastic behavior/to make someone else excited or enthusiastic.

Meaning (Hindi) – उत्साहित होना या करना 

Example – When the students heard about their tour to the hill station, they gingered up.

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24. Get about/around

Meaning – Move from place to place.

Meaning (Hindi) – एक जगह से दूसरी जगह जाना

Example – This place is so big that you can not get around it without a guide.

25. Get along (with)/get on (well) with

Meaning –  Be on good terms; work well with.

Meaning (Hindi) – मिलजुल कर रहना

Example – It is important to get along well with your in-laws.

26. Get across

Meaning – to manage to make someone understand or believe something/communicates ones’ ideas

Meaning (Hindi) – सफलतापूर्वक समझा पाना

Example –  The students tried hard to get their point across to the principal, but he did not listen.

27. Get around(round)

Meaning –  to find a way of dealing with a problem or of avoiding it

Meaning (Hindi) – छुटकारा पाना

Example – You can’t get around paying taxes due to new strict rules.

28. Getaway

Meaning –  escape

Meaning (Hindi) –  फरार होना

Example –  The dacoits were able to get away due to the fault of police officers.

He was hoping that he would be able to get away after committing such a heinous crime, but they proved him wrong.

29. Get away with

Meaning – do something against the rules and still not get caught

Meaning (Hindi) – बच जाना

Example –  As the politician is very influential, he gets away with everything.

30. Get by

Meaning – manage with difficulty to live or accomplish something/survive without the necessities

Meaning (Hindi) – बुनियादी जरूरतों के बिना जीवन चलाना 

Example – He doesn’t earn enough to get by.

31. Get down to

Meaning -begin to do or give serious attention to.

Meaning (Hindi) – गंभीरता से ध्यान देना 

Example – It’s high time to get down to your studies as exams are just a few days away.

32. Get Through

Meaning –  to finish dealing with some work, a subject, etc/pass or assist someone in passing (a difficult or testing experience or period).

Meaning (Hindi) –  काम पूरा करना, कठिनाई के समय सहायता करना  

Example –

  • The children in the camp need help to get through the winters.
  • I have a lot of work to get through as I am back from long holidays.

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