Thursday, August 18, 2011

idioms and phrases - B 2

 Idiomatic Pairs of Nouns 
    List - 2

14. Ins and Outs ( ull details)
  *  Everyone should know the ins and outs of their business.

15. Under lock and key (in a safe place)
  *  Kanta keeps her ornaments under lock and key.

16. Latin and Greek (unintelligible)
  *  Her speech proved to be Latin and Greek to the audience.

17. Odds and ends (bits)
  *  The last chapter of his thesis deals with odds and ends.

18. Pros and cons (For and against)
  *  Please consider the pros and cons of this issue.

19.Time and tide (course of time)
 *  Time and tide wait for none.

20. Tooth and nail (vehemently)
 *  Gandhiji fought for India's freedom tooth and nail.

21. Part and parcel (a thing which is a component part of a specified whole)
 *  Every citizen should consider himself as a part and  parcel of India.

22.The rank and file (all with distinction)
 *  The government should make schemes keeping in view the wider interest of the rank and file.

23. Sum and substance (the whole meaning)
  *  He told me the sum and substance of his plans.

24. Ups and downs (change in fortunes)
  *  Life is full of ups and downs.

25. Null and void (illegal)
  *  The order of the court has become null and void.

26. Ways and means (neccessary funds)
  *  We should find out ways and means to carry out our plans.


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