Important “Idoms & Phrases”

1.Not a spark of decency – No manners
 Example: The person who does not have a spark of decency is of no use.

2.Devil’s Advocate – To present a counter argument
Example: The Devil’s Advocate manipulate the case to the other side.


3.Don’t put all your eggs in one basket – Do not put all your resources in one possibility.
Example: Ashish Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.It may create problems.

4..It takes two to tango– Actions or communications need more than one person
Example: This is not possible for you.It will take two to tango.

5.Work like a charm – Works very well or has the desired effect.
Example: His Work like a charm attitude gave him much success in his life.

6.Plum job – Desirable position which is well-paid and considered relatively easy .
Example: This looks like a plum job but it has its own bunch of complications.

7.Separate sheep from goats -Examining a group of people and deciding their suitability
Example: Audition test was conducted by the director to separate sheep from goats.

8.Far cry from– Very different from.
Example: Ramesh is far cry from to get into our atmosphere.

9.Elvis has left the building-The show has come to an end. It’s all over.
Example: You are late Elvis has left the building

10.Jump on the bandwagon-Join a popular trend or activity.
Example: Bhupesh is Not one of those who Jump on the bandwagon.

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