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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.

🔘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 
Meaning-  confused

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. 



🔸Lose ground 

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. 



🔸Look sharp

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.



🔸Live-wire

Meaning-  energetic


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 

Meaning-   incomprehensible

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 

Meaning-  rapidly


Use Leaps and bounds  in a sentence 

Example-  In comparison to India, China has progressed by leaps and bounds in every field. 



🔸Last straw 

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.



🔸Make amends  

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. 


🔸Moot point 

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. 



🔸Midas touch 

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. 



🔸Mealy mouthed 

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. 



🔸Mince matters 

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. 



🔸Mare’s nest

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. 

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