Important Idioms and Phrases starting with “Q & R”

By Naveen Singh|Updated : February 10th, 2019

Dear gradians,

Today we are posting Idioms & Phrases beginning with “Q & R”. 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 Q & R:

Important Idioms and Phrases starting with “Q & R”

Idioms and Phrases



Queer fish

Strange person

Mohan is a queer fish for the persons in this area.

Quite the thing

Very fashionable and popular

Baggy jeans have become quite the thing among teenager these days.

Question of time

Something will surely happen.

The terrorist will be killed; it’s a question of time.

Quake in one's boots

To be frightened or nervous

The thought of climbing Mount Everest make quake in his boot.

Rags to riches

Start as poor but after sometimes become rich.

He was homeless and went on to create the largest and most successful service company in the country. It's really a rags-to-riches story.

Rain cats and dogs

To rain heavily.

It was raining cats and dogs, so all flights were cancelled.


Caught while doing crime

She was caught red-handed when she is stealing a diamond ring.

Red-letter day

An Important Day

Monday is a red letter day for Mohan as he got his joining letter.

Root and branch


They have shifted their business root and branch to India.

Rough time

Hard or difficult time

The time of illness is rough time for him

Run out of steam

Lose energy or enthusiasm

After a lot of hard works he runs out of steam.

Running battle

An argument that continues for an extended period

He is fired from the company as he has a running battle with his boss.

Run helter-skelter

Carelessly hurried; confused, disorderly

Books and papers were scattered on the desk in a helter-skelter manner.

Red Tape

Official rule which acts as hurdle

My application for the driving license was held by red tape.

Rule the roost

Acts as dominant over other, or act as boss

Ram might be the boss in office, but at home, his wife rules the roost.

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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