Important Idioms and Phrases starting with “V, W”

By Naveen Singh|Updated : February 22nd, 2019

Dear gradians,

Today we are posting Idioms & Phrases beginning with “V & W”. 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 V & W:

Important Idioms and Phrases starting with “V & W”

Idioms and Phrases



Vanish into the air

To disappear

Culprit vanished into the air. Police can’t find him anywhere.

Virgin territory

A territory that hasn’t been explored or touched

There is no sign of human in the Himalayas, it’s virgin territory.


Complete reversal of opinion and attitude.

He has a complete volte-face about him when he knew the truth.

Vent the spleen

To express anger

Politicians used the press conference as an opportunity to vent their spleen on reporters.

To wash Dirty lining in public

Discuss or argue about one's private affairs in public.

She decided not to take the family dispute to court as she feared it would only lead to a lot of washing of dirty linen in public.

Wild goose chase

A foolish and Hopeless search

After two hours spent wandering in the snow, I realized we were on a wild goose chase.

Wear one’s heart on one’ sleeves

To display one’s feeling openly

Mohan always has his heart on his sleeves so that everyone knows how he feels.

With a high hand


Teacher handles the naughty students with a high hand.

A windfall

A sudden and unexpected profit

The money donated by the Minister was really a windfall for the poor.

A wet blanket

Who discourages enjoyment and enthusiasm

Ram acts as a wet blanket in Sohan love life.

Wrong foot

To begin in a way that is likely to fail

The company was completely wrong-footed by the dollar's sudden recovery.

Walking on air

Extreme happiness

After cracking the written exam, he is walking on air.


Whether one wishes or not

We must accept some job willy-nilly.

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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Team BYJU'S Exam Prep



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