🔘PART 9 of the complete (A-Z) IDIOMS and PHRASES(with its usage in a sentence) for SSC ,bank(SBI, IBPS, RBI) and other exams.
🔸Lost in the clouds
Use Lost in the clouds in a sentence
Example- My psychology teacher is often lost in the clouds as she sometimes is unable to explain the questions clearly.
Meaning- fail to keep position
Use Lose ground in a sentence
Example- The belief in prophecies and horoscopes is losing ground these days.
🔸Laugh in one’s sleeves
Meaning- to laugh secretly
Use Laugh in one’s sleeves in a sentence
Example- The students laughed in their sleeves at the teacher’s ignorance of the subject.
🔸Leave no stone unturned
Meaning- to make all possible efforts
Use Leave no stone unturned in a sentence
Example- The minister assured the poor that he shall leave no stone unturned to uplift their condition.
🔸Leap in the dark
Meaning- to take a risk deliberately
Use Leap in the dark in a sentence
Example- Sohan must not leap in the dark by entering the business without experience.
Meaning- to make haste
Use Look sharp in a sentence
Example- Look sharp, the bus is moving.
🔸Let the cat out of the bag
Meaning- to disclose
Use Let the cat out of the bag in a sentence
Example- Sunaina has, at last, let the cat out of the bag by confessing that she had stolen her brother’s money.
🔸Live in a fool’s paradise
Meaning- false hope
Use Live in a fool’s paradise in a sentence
Example- Sohan’s brother is living in a fool’s paradise if he thinks that he can be a rich man without working hard.
🔸Loaves and fishes
Meaning- material benefit
Use Loaves and fishes in a sentence
Example- Most of the ministers are more concerned with the loaves and fishes of office than the service of man.
Use Live-wire in a sentence
Example- India needs live wire political leaders who can put the country on the right track.
🔸Look a gift horse in the mouth
Meaning- criticize a gift
Use Look a gift horse in the mouth in a sentence
Example- One should not look a gift horse in the mouth because it is given out of love and regards.
🔸Lose one’s head
Meaning- to be carried away
Use Lose one’s head in a sentence
Example- One should not lose one’s head even in such a victory.
🔸Long and short
Meaning- in brief
Use Long and short in a sentence
Example- The long and short of the Principal’s speech was that examination would be held on time.
🔸Latin and Greek
Use Latin and Greek in a sentence
Example- The speech of literary persons is always Latin and Greek to illiterate persons.
🔸Last nail in the coffin
Meaning- Causing ruin
Use Last nail in the coffin in a sentence
Example- Second world war proved to be a last nail in the coffin of British imperialism.
🔸Lead up the garden path
Meaning- to cheat
Use Lead up the garden path in a sentence
Example- The traders lead the credulous customers up the garden path by assuring them of warranty.
🔸Leaps and bounds
Use Leaps and bounds in a sentence
Example- In comparison to India, China has progressed by leaps and bounds in every field.
Meaning- the final trial of patience
Use Last straw in a sentence
Example- The Rowlet Act was the last straw on the Camel’s back and the whole India rose in protest against the British rule.
🔸Let the grass grow under feet
Meaning- to delay the matters
Use Let the grass grow under feet in a sentence
Example- We are bound to suffer if we let the grass grow under feet by postponing action.
🔸Make both ends meet
Meaning- to live within one’s means
Use Make both ends meet in a sentence
Example- As Ramesh has to bring up five children, he finds it difficult to make both ends meet.
🔸Mend one’s fences
Meaning- to make peace
Use Mend one’s fences in a sentence
Example- It is high time for the two brothers to bury the hatchet and mend their fences.
🔸Make a clean breast
Meaning- to confess
Use Make a clean breast in a sentence
Example- When asked by the Magistrate sternly, the thief made a clean breast of the whole crime.
Meaning- to give compensation
Use Make amends in a sentence
Example- The government made amends to the family for the loss of their earning member in the war.
🔸Make the most of
Meaning- to utilize time
Use Make the most of in a sentence
Example- Students should make the most of their time if they want to get an administrative job.
🔸Move heaven and earth
Meaning- to try utmost
Use Move heaven and earth in a sentence
Example- Rohan moved heaven and earth to gain his end but failed.
🔸Make neither head nor tail
Meaning- not to understand
Use Make neither head nor tail in a sentence
Example- The students can make neither head nor tail of what Mr. Verma teaches them.
Meaning- a debatable point, undecided
Use Moot point in a sentence
Example- The question of abolition of child marriage is a moot point as far as Indians are concerned.
🔸Meet one’s Waterloo
Meaning- to face final defeat
Use Meet one’s Waterloo in a sentence
Example- Tipu Sultan met his Waterloo in the fourth battle of Mysore.
🔸Man of letters
Meaning- literary person
Use Man of letters in a sentence
Example- Dr. Radhakrishnan was a man of letters.
🔸Make light of
Meaning- not to care
Use Make light of in a sentence
Example- Ram is in the habit of making light of the advice of his parents.
Meaning- a touch which turns anything into gold
Use Midas touch in a sentence
Example- Our manager seems to be gifted with Midas touch because he is capable of selling every product.
🔸Man of parts
Meaning- a man of qualities
Use Man of parts in a sentence
Example- Our Principal is a man of parts and is respected by all and one.
Meaning- soft spoken
Use Mealy mouthed in a sentence
Example- A mealy mouthed shopkeeper is always successful.
🔸Man of straw
Meaning- a weak person
Use Man of straw in a sentence
Example- The king being a man of straw, his orders were often disobeyed.
Meaning- hide the truth and pretend
Use Mince matters in a sentence
Example- Tell the truth to your parents because it doesn’t pay to mince matters.
Meaning- a false invention
Use Mare’s nest in a sentence
Example- The involvement of teachers in the scheme proved to be a mare’s nest.