List of Important Idioms and Phrases Beginning with L
1.Lend me your ear- ध्यान से सुनना
Meaning: To politely ask for someone’s full attention.
Example: Lend an ear to me and I will tell you a story. Lend your ear to what I am saying.
2.Let bygones be bygones- लड़ाई को भूल जाना
Meaning: To forget about a disagreement or argument.
Example: There is a feeling here that we should let bygones be bygones and move on to more important things.
3.Let the cat out of the bag-एक रहस्य बताना जो साझा बताने के लिए नहीं था।
Meaning: To share a secret that wasn’t supposed to be shared.
Example: Amazingly, not one of the people who knew about the surprise let the cat out of the bag.
4.Level Playing field-एक निष्पक्ष प्रतियोगिता जहां किसी भी पक्ष का कोई फायदा नहीं है|
Meaning: A fair competition where no side has an advantage.
Example: If we started off with a level playing field, everyone would have an equal chance.
5.Long in the tooth- पुराने जैसे
Meaning: Rather Old
Example: Don't you think she's a bit long in the tooth to be a romantic heroine?
6.Last but not least-अंतिम पर कम नहीं
Meaning: To show that last things is also important in context to all mentioned above
Example: Last but not least he plays the harmonium.
7.Larger than life-जीवन से बड़ा
Meaning: Attracting special attention because of unusual appearance or behaviour.
Example: Mohan's problem seems larger than life at that time of night because of his ill eyes.
8.Lap Dog- छोटा पालतू कुत्ता
Meaning: A pet dog given a lot of attention by its owner.
Example: All employees in the office regard Rajni as a boss lap dog.
9.Last Hurrah- अंतिम तूफान
Meaning: Done something at the last moment
Example: Mohan started his board preparation at the last hurrah, after releasing of date sheet.
10.Learn the ropes-कोई काम करना सीखना
Meaning: Learning new ways to do things
Example: After completing graduation its a good time to learn the ropes to be dynamic with the environment.
11.Law of the jungle: जंगल का कानून
Meaning: The people who care only about themselves and succeed in life.
Example: To win in sports it is necessary to follow the law of jungle.
12.Laugh in one's sleeve: किसी की नींद में हँसना
Meaning: To rejoice or be amused secretly at another's mistakes.
Example: Shyam is polite in nature, but one gets the feeling they're laughing up their sleeves.
|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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