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Idioms and phrases in english with hindi meaning and examples

Usefull English Idioms and Phrases with Hindi meaning, used in Sentences and examples. भाषा में सजीवता व प्रभाव लाने के लिए मुहावरों और लोकोक्तियों का प्रयोग वाक्य बनाने में किया जाता है। मुहावरे भाषा की शैली की रोचकता को बढ़ा देते हैं। An idiom is an expression whose meaning is different from the meaning of the individual words in it.

The idiom brings something home to somebody means makes somebody understand something. A proverb is a short well-knurs sentence or phrase that gives advice or says that something is generally true in life. For example: “Too many cooks spoil the broth.” नीचे यहाँ कुछ मुहावरों का वाक्यों में प्रयोग किया जा रहा है ताकि आप अधिक से अधिक सीख सकें।

English idioms and phrases with Hindi meaning

Idioms and Phrases Used in Sentences (मुहावरों तथा लोकोक्तियों का वाक्यों में प्रयोग )

At one’s wit’s end ( बहुत अधिक परेशान )

He was at his wit’s end when he heard the sad news.

Apple of one’s eye (जी जान से प्यार)

My daughter is the apple of my eye. 

Apple of discord (कलह का कारण)

Kashmir has been an apple of discord between India and Paki

At the eleventh hour (अंतिम समय पर)

He reached the examination hall at the eleventh hour. 

At one’s finger-ends (पक्की तरह याद)

The tables are at my finger ends.

At daggers drawn (जानी दुश्मन)

Mohan and Sohan are at daggers drawn.

(To) beat about the bush (घुमा-फिराकर बात कहना) 

It is useless to beat about the bush.

In black and white (लिखकर)

I will forgive you if you apologize in black and white. 

Birds of a feather (एक ही आदत के लोग) 

Birds of a feather flock together. 

Bed of roses (आरामदायक)

Life is not a bed of roses but a bed of thorns.

Bag and haggage (सारे सामान सहित) 

Neha left Delhi with a bag and baggage.

Bom with a silver spoon in one’s Moush (धनी परिवार में जन्म लिया था)

Jawaharlal was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

Bread and butter (रोजी-रोटी का सवाल)

Everybody is struggling for bread and butter

A bitter pill to swallow (अत्यधिक अरुचिकर )

To be ill-treated by his elder brother is a bitter pill to swallow

Bolt from the blue (विन बादल के पात

The news of Rajiv Gandhi’s death came to us like a bolt from the blue 

Build Castles in the air (हवाई किला बनाना)

Our young men can do nothing useful; they can only build castles in the air.

(To) come to light ( (जाना)

Every ill thing comes to light one day or the other 

(To) come off with flying colors (बहुत अधिक सफलता प्राप्त करना)

He worked hard to come off with flying colors.

Cats and dogs (मूसलाधार बारिश होना)

Last Monday, it rained cats and dogs

(To) catch red-handed (रँगे हाथों पकड़ा जाना))

Sarita was caught red-handed while stealing a ring.

Child’s play (आसान काम)

To pass board examinations is not a child’s play.

A cock and bull story (झूठी मनगढंत कहानी) 

He evaded the truth and told us a cock and bull story.

Crocodile tears (मगरमच्छ के आंसू)

At the death of her stepmother, she professes tears but they were all crocodile tears. 

(To) cry over spilt milk (अतीत की घटना पर पछताना)

There is no use in crying over spilled milk.

Curtain lecture (बिस्तर पर स्त्री की फटकार)

Most married men have experience with curtain lectures. 

(To) die in harness (काम करते-करते मरना)

A man of self-respect wants to die in harness.

Double dealing (दोहरी चाल ) 

Never try to practice double-dealing

Fat humble pie (चूक चाटना)

If you quarrel with your superior officer you must be prepaid to eat humble pie. 

(To see) eye to eye with (एक मत होना)

They are friends, but they could not see eye to eye with each other. 

(To) end in smoke (बेकार जाना)

All his efforts ended in smoke.

Flesh and blood (शरीरधारी मनुष्य)

A man of flesh and blood cannot tolerate his insult.

For good (सदा के लिए)

He left his in-laws, house for good.

(To) follow suit (अनुकरण करना)

Do not tell a lie, otherwise, your children will follow suit.

Forgone conclusion (जो नतीजा पहले से मालूम था)

Sania Mirza’s victory was a forgone conclusion.

(To) go to rack and ruin (बर्बाद हो जाना) 

Persons with bad habits always go to rack and ruin.

(To) grind one’s teeth (गुस्सा करना)

Do not grind your teeth at the words of your principal.

Hang by a thread (खतरे में होना)

The life of a pilot always hangs by a thread.

Hang fire (खटाई में पड़ा है)

The Kashmir issue has been hanging fire in the U.N.O.

Hard and fast (स्थिर नियम)

There are no hard and fast rules for this game.

In a fix (काफी परेशान)

Mohan was in a fix when he lost his money. 

Jack of all trades (हरफनमौला)

My friend is a jack of all trades.

(To) keep pace with (साथ चलना)

Always keep pace with time.

Loaves and fishes (निजी लाभ का लालच)

True human beings never work only for loaves and fishes. 

(To) laugh is one’s sleeves (चुपके चुपके हंसना)

Hearing his foolish jokes, Vikas was laughing in his own sleeves.

(To) make both ends meet (जीवन निर्वाह करना)

Farmers have to work hard to make both ends meet. 

Man in the street (साधारण व्यक्ति)

Swami Vivekanand spoke so simply that even a man in the street followed it 

(In the) nick of time (ऐन वक्त पर)

He reached the office in the nick of time. 

(To) measure swords (लड़ाई लड़ना)

The two soldiers measured swords and died fighting.

Over head and cars (पूर्णतया ग्रसित)

His son’s marriage left him in debt over his head and ears.

Out of pocket (पैसे की कमी)

I cannot help you, as I am out of pocket.

Pros and cons (पक्ष-विपक्ष के तक)

We should always think about the pros and cons. 

Petticoat government (महिलाओं का शासन)

My brother dislikes persons who are working under a petticoat government. 

(A) red letter day (ख़ुशी का दिन)

My sister’s birthday is a red letter for all of us. 

(At) sixes and sevens (अस्त-व्यस्त)

A naughty cat entered our house and left everything at sixes and sevens.

Time and tide (कालचक्र)

Time and tide wait for none.

Tooth and nail (डटकर)

The dissidents opposed the move tooth and nail.

Tury over tiew leaf (जीवन का नया अध्याय प्रारम्भ करना) 

The convict has now turned over a new leaf in his life.

Ups and downs (उतार-चदाव)

Ups and downs are parts of everybody’s life.

Upto the mark (अच्छे स्तर पर) 

Reena’s performance is not up to the mark.

(To) win laurels (ख्याति प्राप्त करना)

He won laurels as the best players.

Young and old (प्रत्येक व्यक्ति)

Young and old destined to die.

Zero hour (nil) (आक्रमण बेला)

The time at which operations are to begin is called zero hours.

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