Idioms and Phrases starting with “T”

By Naveen Singh|Updated : February 14th, 2019

Dear gradians,

Today we are posting Idioms & Phrases beginning with “T”. we hope you liked the previous articles. Here’s a small task for you guys post idioms and phrases which you come across that has not been covered here and ask for sentences from others. This would boost your prep and make this more interesting and interactive. So here is a list of Idioms and Phrases with T:

Important Idioms and Phrases starting with “T”

Idioms and Phrases



Turn the tables

Reverse the condition

A good politician often turns the table on the opposite sides by his follower.

Take the cudgels

To support or defend

One of my lawyer friends took up the cudgels on my behalf to defend me.

Tooth and nail


All the worker revolted tooth and nail against the company owner.

Throw in a towel

To be defeated

When the Akbar could not resist the Maharana Pratap, he had to throw in a towel

To and fro

forward and backward

He is moving the car to and fro.

Take to heels

To run away

The Thief took to heels when he saw the owner.

Throw cold water

To discourage someone

Ram has a habit of throwing cold water, whenever we talk about some new business plan.

Turn to account

Turn to advantage

Maharana Pratap turns his failure to account.

Take forty winks

Take a nap for a short period

He always takes the forty winks after lunch.

Tender age

A young age

At present ram is in tender age.

Turn over a new leaf

To changed entirely

After the sudden death of party leader, some MLA turns over a new leaf for their benefit.

Through and Through


During the war, there is a financial crisis in the country through and through.

Note: if you have missed out on previous articles on Idioms and Phrases then you can check:

Important Idioms and Phrases for CDS Exam

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