To tell the truth without hesitating
Example: Some doctors believe in calling a spade a spade. They tell their patients the actual facts.
A sudden, unexpected event
Example: The arrest of my father came to me as a bolt from the blue.
If two or more persons are in the same boat, they’re in the same difficult situation.
Example: My sister and I sail in the same boat.
Both of us don’t know driving
To miss a chance
Example: I’m afraid we’ve missed the boat ,almost all the tickets for the week end’s orchestra have been sold.
If you say something will happen your dead body, you mean you dislike it and will do everything you can to prevent it.
Example: X: I am marrying my girl friend this week end. Y: Over my dead body.
To make someone very angry
Example: When Air India Cancelled its flight to Mumbai,it made my blood boil. I was going to miss an important interview.
To get someone’s feedback
Example: I bounced the idea of becoming an artist off with my friends before discussing it with my parents.
To accomplish something impossible
Example: Who’s going to bell the cat and tell the boss that his own decisions were responsible for the current loss of the company?
To be very nervous and edgy
Example: Waiting for the result of my JEE entrance, I was like a cat on hot tin roof.
If you’re like a fish out of water in certain situation, you feel awkward because you haven’t experienced that situation before.
Example: Tony stood there staring at the walls, looking like a fish out of water.
To use something you do not want to but you’ve no option.
Example: The recruiters had to scrape the barrel to get some employable engineers.
To separate valuable from the inferior
Example: The recent performance appraisal to assess the employees will separate the wheat from the chaff.
To take up more responsibility than you can handle
Example: She took more responsibilities on herself as she couldn’t say ‘no’ to his boss. I think he has bitten more than he can chew.
To be loud and boastful about your achievements
Example: My neighbor can stop praising himself. He blows his own trumpet.
That which happens rarely.
Example: My brother gets home early once in a blue moon.
To reach the saturating point.
Example: The situation came to a head when he passed an insolent comment on me.
To be transparent about something, without any equivocation.
Example: Bob made no bones about getting a promotion along with a hike in his salary.
To do something that was not done before.
Example: Our scientists are breaking new grounds in Artificial Intelligence.
To say two very contradictory things at the same time.
Example: The manager praises my colleague and talks of his average performance in the same breath.
Example: Her comeliness and charm took my breath away.
To sell very fast.
Example: The new model of a small car sold like hot cakes.
To work excessively hard, say, by keeping two jobs
Example: Michael burns the candle at both ends. He goes to college in the morning and does a part time job in the evening.
Be in a high pressure situation from where escape is difficult
Example: The bank has him with his back against the wall; he’ll have to pay up now
To withhold something for the present
Example: The Prime Minister decided to close the door on talks with other nations till other issues were resolved.
To work late in the night
Example:She had to burn the midnight oil for nearly two years to get into top IITs.
To avoid someone intentionally
Example: I’ve always ensured to keep work place politics at an arms length
To be very excited and happy.
Example: I was on cloud nine when my son received the Cambridge council award..
To be doubtful or under suspicion.
Example: As far as we’re concerned, the victim’s wife is under a cloud of suspicion until we question her.
Not to be in touch with the ground realities.
Example: Many academicians have their heads in the clouds.
the opposite or contrasting aspect of a mattre
Example: I’d love to go out with you tonight, but, on the other side of the coin, I could use some extra sleep too.
To happen at the highest speed or level of activity.
Example: Our Project team is working in full swing to meet the deadline.
To be ignored,To feel dejected
Example:KL Rahul was left out in the cold in the selection trials of the world cup.
To criticize to the extent that people lose enthusiasm to pursue something.
Example: The management poured cold water on the plan to build another engineering college.
To vacillate between two opposing opinions, or behaviors
Example: The teacher blew hot and cold over the matter for few days and then finally decided get over with it.
Very upset or angry about something
Example: Media has traditionally been up in arms with the wrong policies of the government.