PART 7 of the complete (A-Z) IDIOMS and PHRASES(with its usage in a sentence) for SSC ,bank(SBI, IBPS, RBI) and other exams.

🔘PART 7 of the complete (A-Z) IDIOMS and PHRASES(with its usage in a sentence)  for SSC ,bank(SBI, IBPS, RBI)  and other  exams

🔸Hold water 
Meaning- sound,  tenable

Use hold water  in a sentence 

Example- His statement will not hold water as it is not based on facts. 

🔸Hang together 

Meaning-   support one another

Use Hang together  in a sentence 

Example-  The two statements delivered by the leader of the party do not hang together. 

🔸Hope against hope 

Meaning-   hope inspite of disappointment

Use Hope against hope  in a sentence 

Example-  Mr. Mehta’s case is very weak and everybody knows that finally he will lose, but he is still hoping against hope. 

🔸Have an axe to grind 

Meaning-   to  have a selfish interest

Use Have an axe to grind  in a sentence 

Example-  Sneha is very selfish but the way she is being polite with everyone gives the impression that she has an axe to grind. 

🔸Have the gift of the gab

Meaning-   art of speaking

Use Have the gift of the gab in a sentence 

Example-  Meera is not highly qualified but she has the gift of the gab.

🔸Hit below the belt 

Meaning-   to  strike unfairly

Use Hit below the belt  in a sentence 

Example-  We should always face the enemy boldly and never hit him below the belt. 

🔸Hold one’s tongue 

Meaning-   to  keep quiet

Use Hold one’s tongue  in a sentence 

Example-  We should always hold our tongue before our elders.

🔸Herculean task 

Meaning-  very difficult

Use Herculean task  in a sentence 

Example-  It is Herculean task to root out corruption in India. 

🔸Haul over the coals 

Meaning-   to take to task

Use Haul over the coals  in a sentence 

Example-  Shila was hauled over the coals by her parents for her misconduct. 

🔸Have one’s finger in everyone’s pie 
Meaning-   to  partake of something

Use Have one’s finger in everyone’s pie  in a sentence 

Example-  My best friend likes to have her finger in everyone’s pie as she is in the habit of meddling with the affairs of others. 

🔸Halcyon days 

Meaning-  peaceful days

Use Halcyon days  in a sentence 

Example-  The days we spend in our school life are the halcyon days of our life. 

🔸Hold out an olive branch 

Meaning-  offer of peace

Use Hold out an olive branch  in a sentence 

Example-  The terrorists are not prepared to hold out an olive branch to the Government of India. 

🔸Hanky panky 

Meaning-  jugglery

Use Hanky panky  in a sentence 

Example-  None of this hanky panky, tell me the truth. 

🔸Have feet of clay 

Meaning-   full of faults

Use Have feet of clay  in a sentence 

Example-  The C.B.I inquiry revealed that many ministers have feet of clay. 

🔸Heart and soul 

Meaning-  devoted

Use Heart and soul  in a sentence 

Example-  Mahesh took part in the annual function heart and soul. 

🔸Hard and fast 

Meaning-  strict

Use Hard and fast  in a sentence 

Example-  No hard and fast rule is laid down about being regular in the college. 

🔸Hang fire 

Meaning-  remain unsolved

Use Hang fire  in a sentence 

Example- Kashmir problem has been hanging fire for many years. 

🔸High and dry 

Meaning-   a difficult situation

Use High and dry  in a sentence 

Example-  Ramesh was left high and dry by his business partners. 

🔸Hit the nail on the head 

Meaning-  to do the right thing at the right time

Use Hit the nail on the head  in a sentence 

Example-  Samira hit the nail on the head by resigning her job. 

🔸Hobson’s choice 

Meaning-   no alternative

Use Hobson’s choice  in a sentence 

Example-  The employees in the private sector have Hobson’s choice because they are forced to accept what they are ordered to do. 

🔸Have too many irons in the fire 

Meaning-   doing many things at a time

Use Have too many irons in the fire  in a sentence 

Example-  Rajkumar is fickle minded and has too many irons in the fire. 

🔸Hold in abeyance

Meaning-  postpone

Use Hold in abeyance in a sentence 

Example-  For lack of funds the district administration has held the construction of road in abeyance. 

🔸High and mighty 

Meaning-  proud persons

Use High and mighty  in a sentence 

Example-  The high and mighty forget that everything in the world is transient. 

🔸Hard nosed attitude 

Meaning-   aggressive

Use Hard nosed attitude  in a sentence 

Example-  I don’t know why my teacher always has a hard nosed attitude towards me. 

🔸Hold in leash

Meaning-   to restrain

Use Hold in leash in a sentence 

Example- As a responsible leader of a party you must hold criticism of party workers in leash. 

🔸Head and shoulders 

Meaning-  superior

Use Head and shoulders  in a sentence 

Example- Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was head and shoulders above his predecessors. 

🔸Hold a brief

Meaning-  to defend someone

Use Hold a brief in a sentence 

Example- It is very improper for parents to hold a brief for their children who are in the wrong. 

🔸Hush money 

Meaning-  a bribe

Use Hush money  in a sentence 

Example- Suresh managed to escape punishment by paying hush money. 

🔸Hold at bay 

Meaning-  to  prevent enemy from coming

Use Hold at bay in a sentence 

Example-  Maharana Pratap could not hold the Mughal army at bay for long. 

🔸Helter skelter 

Meaning-  here and there

Use Helter skelter  in a sentence 

Example- When the police arrived the rioters ran helter skelter. 

🔸Have a brush with 

Meaning-   to  have encounter

Use Have a brush with  in a sentence 

Example- Our Principal had a brush with the Vice Chancellor over the appointment of a lecturer. 

🔸Hornet’s nest 

Meaning-  raise controversy

Use Hornet’s nest  in a sentence 

Example- The speaker stirred up hornet’s nest by referring to impending changes in the rules. 

🔸Hold somebody to ransom 

Meaning-  to  demand concession by making someone captive

Use Hold somebody to ransom  in a sentence 

Example- It is a pity that a handful of militants are holding the nation to ransom. 

🔸Hole and corner 

Meaning-   secret

Use Hole and corner  in a sentence 

Example- She has come to know of your hole and corner method of dealing with people. 

Most Important idioms compilation for SSC CGL CPO CHSL, bank (SBI, IBPS, RBI grade B) exams

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