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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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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
- 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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