List of Important Idioms and Phrases Beginning with C
In this article, we should read related to the Idioms & Phrases Important for the DSSSB.
1. Call a spade a spade
Meaning: Speak frankly and directly
Example: Well, I believe it's time to call a spade a spade.
2. Come through with flying colours
Meaning: Be highly successful
Example: The officer training was gruelling, but he came through with flying colours.
3. Cock and bull story
Meaning: Made up a story that one should not believe
Example: Don't give me that cock-and-bull story
4. Cross one t’s and dot
Meaning: Be precise, careful and one’s I’s exact
Example: The negotiations are nearly finished, but we still have to dot the I's and cross the t's.
5. Chew the cud
Meaning: Ponder over something
Example: He sat for a moment chewing the cud before he spoke.
6. Close But No Cigar
Meaning: Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end.
Example: It was close but no cigar for Johnny as he came second once again
7. Cry Over Spilt Milk
Meaning: One shouldn’t worry over things that have already happened and that cannot be changed.
Example: Yes, we made a mistake, but there’s no point in crying over spilt milk.
8. Cry, Wolf
Meaning: someone is calling for help when it’s not really needed.
Example: If you cry wolf too often, people will stop believing you.
9. Curiosity Killed The Cat
Meaning: mind your own business, as too much poking and prodding could lead to harm.
Example: 'Why are you going away so suddenly?' 'Curiosity killed the cat.'
10. Cut To The Chase
Meaning: To get to the point, leaving out all of the unnecessary details. Similar to popular sayings such as “beating around the bush.
Example: I didn't have long to talk so I cut to the chase and asked whether he was still married.
11. Call out
Meaning: to shout
Example: I called out to him but he disappeared in the dark.
12. Call upon
Meaning: to order;
Example: to require: I was unfortunately called upon to give evidence against him.
13. Carry on
Meaning: to continue
Example: If you carry on working hard, your business will soon flourish.
Meaning: to throw aside
Example: You must cast away all your apprehensions and accept the offer.
15. Catch up with
Meaning: to overtake
Example: Last week I had to stay late at the office to catch up with some pending files.
This article tends to be beneficial for the following exams - REET, UPTET, CTET, Super TET, DSSSB, KVS, etc.
You may read the suggested books:
|Serial No.||Book Name||Author Name|
|1.||IDIOMS and PHRASES Anglo||Roshan Tolani|
|2.||Popular English Idioms and Phrases: English Idiomatic Expressions||Manik Joshi|
|3.||Idioms, Phrases & Proverbs with Hindi Meanings & Usage||H S Bhatia and P S Bhatia|
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