Right Way OF Learning # Idioms For IELTS

There is a way of scoring high in IELTS. Cramming high vocabulary words or learning thousands of idioms or banging your head over those often confusing grammar rules is not going to help you in IELTS. What matters in IELTS or any other exam, is how well you can apply the knowledge that you have. For instance, how well you can use those vocabulary words, or those idioms in your speaking or writing.
For this week, let us focus on five idioms and make use of them in the various letters you write or the essays you practice or the speaking tests you work on. By the end of this week, I will update the various posts I have used the following idioms, hoping that you will share the work you have done. Let us begin.

BREAK THE NEWS
SENTENCE – Taylor and Calvin are going to get married next month, but they haven’t yet broken the news to their friends.
MEANING – to make something known.
COST AN ARM AND LEG
SENTENCE – The fee of the college costed me an arm and leg.
MEANING – to be very expensive
DEAD-END JOB
SENTENCE – Rihanna realised that the job as a cashier was a dead-end job.
MEANING – a job that won’t lead to anything else
FACE IT
SENTENCE – Let us face it, Hitler will soon send us to the chambers.
MEANING – accept a difficult situation.
GIVE ONE THE CREEPS
SENTENCE – That movie on zombies gives me creeps.
MEANING – to create a feeling of disgust or horror

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Don’t Be A Waste Of Space # Idioms For IELTS

If you have got the life, try hard to not be a waste of space. Go on, read more and learn some of the most interesting idioms.

WASTE OF SPACE
SENTENCE-: sometimes the people we consider waste of space are the ones who are the most talented.
MEANING-: someone perceived as useless or incompetent.
WATCH THE TIME
SENTENCE-: watch the time while playing, you surely don’t want to be late, right?
MEANING-: ensure that you are aware of the time
WATCH THE WORLD GO BY
SENTENCE-: stop watching the world go by and start doing something for yourself.
MEANING-: spend time observing other people going about their business
WATCH YOUR BACK
SENTENCE-: Watch your back, you are now the candidate of A party.
MEANING-: protect yourself against danger, usually from someone unexpected off.
THE WATCHES OF NIGHT
SENTENCE-: The watches of night have become quite disastrous for me these days, because of the murder I saw that day.
MEANING-: the time of the night when you cannot sleep.
LIKE WATER
SENTENCE-: Indian people spend money in marriages like water.
MEANING-: in great quantities
OF THE FIRST WATER
SENTENCE-: Milkha Singh is of the first water.
MEANING-: extreme or unsurpassed kind
WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE
SENTENCE-: Stop focusing on the water under the bridge, there are other matters that need your attention.
MEANING-: used to refer to situations or events that happened in past and are no longer of any importance.
MAKE WAVES
SENTENCE-: Narendra Modi has surely made waves in the past one year.
MEANING-: create a significant impression
WAX AND WANE
SENTENCE-: The economic condition of our country has undergone many wax and wanes before settling to something this constant.
MEANING-: undergo alternate ups and downs

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On The Side Of Angels # Idioms For IELTS

In present scenarios, although it seems tough, it is always good to be on the side of angels. Read more and learn some new idioms that could be helpful to you in IELTS.

ON THE SIDE OF ANGELS
SENTENCE-: He has always been on the side of angels.
MEANING-: on the side of what is right.
APPEAL TO CEASER
SENTENCE-: I am going to prove it, even if I have to appeal to ceaser.
MEANING-: Appeal to the highest possible authority
APPLES AND ORANGES
SENTENCE-: We were apples and oranges, may be that is why it didn’t worked out.
MEANING-: two fundamentally different people
A STRAIGHT ARROW
SENTENCE-: Arthur is a straight arrow, you can trust him.
MEANING-: an honest and genuine person
FOR THE ASKING
SENTENCE-: Veronica had things for the asking.
MEANING-: it indicates that someone can easily have something if they ask for it
THE AWKWARD AGE
SENTENCE-: Every cute shit happens in the awkward age.
MEANING-: adolescence
THE AYES HAVE IT
SENTENCE-: You need not to worry about your votes, the ayes have it.
MEANING-: majority of the votes are affirmative
BACK TO SQUARE ONE
SENTENCE-: I guess after four years of crying, I am back to square one.
MEANING-: back to the starting point, with no progress made
WITH BATED BREATH
SENTENCE-: The stories of Sherlock Holmes are read with bated breath.
MEANING-: in great suspense or excitement
NOT HAVE A BEAN
SENTENCE-: I cannot go to the picnic as I don’t have a bean.
MEANING-: be penniless

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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

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