List of Important Idioms and Phrases Beginning with K
- Keep the wolf from the door-भुखमरी से दूर रहना
Meaning: To have enough money to be able to ward off poverty or hunger.
Example: They were really very poor, but they had enough to keep the wolf from the door.
- Kill two birds with one stone-एक तीर से दो निशाने
Meaning: accomplish two different things at the same time
Example: I have to go to the bank, and on the way back, I’ll pick up the groceries also, killing two birds with one stone.
- Keep your chin up-मुसीबत में भी मजबूत रहना
Meaning: be stalwart and courageous in a tough situation
Example: Don’t let the difficulties intimidate you; keep your chin up.
- Keep fingers crossed-अपने मुताबिक चीज़ें हो जाना
Meaning: hope that things will happen in the way you want them to.
Example: I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my husband clears the written interview this Monday to join British Intelligence Bureau.
- Keep at arm’s length- दूरी बनाए रखना
Meaning: keep a distance, avoiding intimacy or familiarity.
Example: He always had the feeling that she was keeping him at arm’s length.
- Keep an eye on him- किसी पर नज़र रखना
Meaning: You should carefully watch him.
Example: Carol asked me if I would mind keeping an eye on her houseplants while she was in Cuba.
- Keep body and soul together- जीवित रहने के लिए पैसा कमाना
Meaning: To earn a sufficient amount of money in order to keep yourself alive.
Example: He earns barely enough to keep body and soul together.
- Knee Jerk reaction-अचानक से प्रतिक्रिया करना
Meaning: A quick reaction that doesn't allow you time to consider something carefully (It is always disapproving)
Example: It was a typical knee jerk reaction when he immediately refused the offer which was given to him.
- Knock on wood- कुछ बुरी किस्मत से बचने के लिए लकड़ी पर लंगर डालना
Meaning: Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck.
Example: My car has been running well this year. Knock on wood!
- Kick the bucket- मरना
Meaning: to die.
Example: Sad news! He kicked the bucket.
Suggested Read Books:
|Serial No.||Book Name||Author Name|
|1.||IDIOMS and PHRASES Anglo||Roshan Tolani|
|2.||Popular English Idioms and Phrases: English Idiomatic Expressions||Manik Joshi|
|3.||Idioms, Phrases & Proverbs with Hindi Meanings & Usage||H S Bhatia and P S Bhatia|
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