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Idioms-1

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Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To mind one’s P’s and Q’s ' ?

Answer:To be careful one one’s mind


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To oil the knocker' ?

Answer:To tip the office boy


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To cut the crackle ' ?

Answer:To stop talking and start


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To cool one’s heels' ?

Answer:To be kept watching for sometime


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'By the rule of thumb ' ?

Answer:By practical experience which is rather rough


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'A fool’s errand ' ?

Answer:A useless undertaking


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To put somebody in his place ' ?

Answer:To make him humble


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To talk shop ' ?

Answer:To talk about business or professional affairs


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To keep one’s head above eater ' ?

Answer:To keep out of debt


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To live fast ' ?

Answer:To lead a life of dissipation


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To hold a brief for ' ?

Answer:To defend someone


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To pay off old scores ' ?

Answer:To harm someone because they have harmed you in the past


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To take a leaf out of somebody’s book' ?

Answer:To take him as a model


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To set he Thames on fire' ?

Answer:To try to do the impossible


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To cast the pearl before a swine ' ?

Answer:To offer someone a thing which he cannot appreciate


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To bear the palm ' ?

Answer:To win


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To change the colour ' ?

Answer:To shift the allegations to


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To cut the Gordian knot ' ?

Answer:to be victorious


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To have one’s heart in one’s boots' ?

Answer:To be deeply depressed


Question: what is the meaning of idiom 'To strike one’s colours ' ?

Answer:To surrender