Important Idioms and Phrases starting with “X, Y & Z”

By Naveen Singh|Updated : February 25th, 2019

Dear gradians,

Today we are posting Idioms & Phrases beginning with “X, Y & Z”. 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 X, Y & Z:

Important Idioms and Phrases starting with “X, Y & Z”

Idioms and Phrases



X marks the spot

Said to show the exact spot.

Would you like to jump from here- X marks the spot

X factor

An outstanding ability

Indian Captain Virat Kohli has the X factor that makes him one of the best batsmen in the world.

Yoke around someone's neck

A type of burden, pressure

They buy a house on installments and it becomes a yoke around the neck.

Yeoman's service

Very good service,

Providing food to hungry is a yeoman's service.

Young Turk

A rebellion, an anarchist

Ram is a young Turk as he tries to change the politics of this region.

You got me there

Unable to answer

I don’t know what to say, you got me there.

Young at heart

To have a spirit of youth even in old age.

Although he is 90 years old, he is young at heart.

Zero hour

 The time when something is already planned to start.

This is the zero hour for the attack, said the major.

Zero tolerance

Non-acceptance of antisocial behavior in a strict manner

I will be chairing an organization that will always take a zero-tolerance approach to drug abuse in sport

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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