Pull Strings # Idioms For IELTS
There is so much corruption in world, owing to the fact that so many government officials pull string these days.
- PULL STRINGS
SENTENCE-: Most of the officials of government know how to pull strings.
MEANING-: to make use of your influence and contacts to gain an advantage officially.
- FORBIDDEN FRUIT
SENTENCE-: Why do you always want to have the forbidden fruit?
MEANING-: a thing that is desired more because it has been restricted.
- HAVE SQUARE EYES
SENTENCE-: These days most people have square eyes.
MEANING-: habit of watching television excessively
- PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER
SENTENCE-: He is not a clever detective, he simply just puts two and two together.
MEANING-: to draw and obvious statement from the given facts
- CARRY THE CAN
SENTENCE-: It is easy to commit a crime but difficult to carry the can.
MEANING-: take responsibility for something wrong that you have done.
- APPLAUD SOMEONE TO THE ECHO
SENTENCE-: I like her because she applauds people to the echo.
MEANING-: to applaud someone very enthusiastically
- A FLY ON THE WALL
SENTENCE-: Just speak carefully, you never know if there is a fly on the wall.
MEANING-: an unnoticed observer of a particular situation
- THANK YOU LUCKY STARS
SENTENCE-: We no hard work, he can only thank his lucky stars for the success he got.
MEANING-: be grateful for your good fortune
- PLAY YOUR ACE
SENTENCE-: This the final battle and I have to play my aces.
MEANING-: use your best resources
- KNOW THE SCORE
SENTENCE-: Hey, do you know the score?
MEANING-: be aware of what is going on