1. Acid Test:
Meaning – Acid test proves the effectiveness of something.
Example – I practiced hard at the dance sessions but the acid test will come when the master will assess our solo performances.
2. Cut the ground from under feet :
Meaning – When you cut the ground from under someone’s feet, you do something which weakens their position.
Example – When team India hit more than 350 runs in the ODI, they cut the ground from under the opponent’s feet.
3. Chase your tail:
Meaning – Spending a lot of time and energy doing a lot of things but actually achieving too little.
Example – He’s been chasing his tail all week collecting data but the report is still not ready
4. Whole bag of tricks:
Meaning – Means trying all the clever means to achieve something.
Example – It was really difficult to find the information even after applying the whole bag of tricks.
5. Deliver the goods :
Meaning – Do what is expected or promised.
Example – I have given my car to a new mechanic for repair, hope he delivers the goods.
6. Fine-tooth comb
Meaning – Examining something carefully to not miss out any details.
Example – The boss examined my report with a fine tooth comb before submitting it to the senior management.
7. Explore all avenues
Meaning – Trying out every possibility to get a result.
Example – It is a difficult thing to do but if we really want it done, we must explore all avenues.
8. Fast track something –
Meaning – Rating something higher on your priority list to achieve the desired result.
Example – In view of the seriousness of the crime, the civil society is pressing up on a fast track decision from the court.
9 . Get ducks in a row –
Meaning – Getting your things well organized.
Example – To ensure a successful product launch, we must get our ducks in a row.
10. Get the show on the road –
Meaning – Putting up a plan or idea into action.
Example – Now that we have compeleted all the legal formalities, let’s get the show on the road.