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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Phrases Related To “Walk”

Do you think, you can walk the chalk? By the way have you wondered how is your walk of life? If not, You need to wake up and smell the coffee. Understood a word?? Well, if not, read more and find out the real meaning of these idioms.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE
SENTENCE-: There is a fine line between being optimistic and being blind. You need to wake up and smell the coffee.
MEANING-: Become aware of the realities of a situation, however unpleasant
BE A WAKE UP
SENTENCE-: The crime rates in our country will lower down if the watchmen became wake up,
MEANING-: Be fully alert or aware
WALK ALL OVER
SENTENCE-: You need to be really smart otherwise people will walk all over you.
MEANING-: Defeat easily or take advantage
WALK BEFORE YOU CAN RUN
SENTENCE-: How can you write a book if you don’t even know how to write an essay properly!! Remember you need to walk before your run.
MEANING-: Grasp the basic skills before attempting something more difficult.
WALK THE CHALK
SENTENCE-: You don’t become sober by saying, you need to walk the chalk.
MEANING-: have your sobriety tested
WALK SOMEONE OFF THEIR FEET
SENTENCE-: Often boxers win the fight by first walking their opponents off their feet and then beating them with correct moves.
MEANING-: To exhaust a person by walking
WALK OF LIFE
SENTENCE-: The harder you work, the better is your walk of life.
MEANING-: The position within the society that a person holds or the group he/she belongs because of the job or the work they do.
WALK ON EGGS
SENTENCE-: The Prime Minister is always walking on eggs.
MEANING-: To be extremely cautious about your actions or words.
WALK SPANISH
SENTENCE-: Walking is such a good habit that even if you walk Spanish, I would consider it good
MEANING-: Made to walk under compulsion.
WALK YOUR TALK
SENTENCE-: A country will grow only if the government walks the talk.
MEANING-: Your actions suit your words.

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Are You Loaded For Bear ?

You need not to simply prepare for IELTS, you need to be answer,”are you loaded for bear”. What do I mean? Read more and find the answers.

A beam in your eye
Sentence-: before questioning someone, be sure you don’t have a beam in your eye.
Meaning-: a fault that is greater in yourself than in the person you are finding fault with.
Off beam
Sentence-: it really takes a strong support system to bring you back when you are off beam.
Meaning-: on the wrong track
Loaded for bear
Sentence-: you must be loaded for bear before you give your IELTS exam.
Meaning-: fully prepared for any eventuality, typically a confrontation or challenge
Beard the lion in his den
Sentence-: it is easy to win with a cat, what makes the difference is whether you beard the lion in his den.
Meaning-: confront or challenge someone on their own ground
Like a bear with a sore head
Sentence-: my brother is like a bear with a sore head
Meaning-: very irritable.
Curiosity Killed The Cat
Sentence-: It is good to be patient because sometimes even curiosity can kill the cat.
Meaning-: being too inquisitive led to an unpleasant situation
Cut Corners
Sentence-: I want you to save some money for darker times but I don’t want you to cut corners.
Meaning-: to do something badly in order to save money
Devil’s Advocate
Sentence-: The way he speaks and argues, it looks like he is devil’s advocate.
Meaning-: to counter someone’s argument
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
Sentence-: It is good to take risks but it is stupid to put all the eggs in one basket.
Meaning-: Don’t put all your resources in one possibility
Drastic times call for drastic measures
Sentence-: If you want to get a band 9 in IELTS remember, drastic times call for drastic actions.
Meaning-: if you are extremely desperate to achieve something you need to put in drastic actions

So go on, be loaded for bear and then beard the lion in his den.

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Be In The Race

Don’t worry about whether you will get a band 8 or 7 or 9 in IELTS, as long as you were in the race, you haven’t lost. read more and find out what does it means to be in a race.

The three Rs
Sentence-: you need to be efficient with the three Rs to succeed in life.
Meaning-: reading,w(r)iting, and a(r)ithmetic, regarded as the fundamentals of elementary education
Pull a rabbit out of the hat
Sentence-: the people often at the lower level of government tend to pull the rabbit out of the hat.
Meaning-: used to describe an action that is fortuitous, and may involve sleight of hand or deception
Work the rabbit’s foot on
Sentence-: If you work the rabbit’s foot on don’t expect to have honest people coming your way.
Meaning-: cheat or trick
Be in the race
Sentence-: winning or losing is one aspect, but what is more important is, were you in the race.
Meaning-: have a chance of success

A race against time
Sentence-: often people who race against time are the ones who succeed, more than the ones who just know how to blame time.
Meaning-: a situation in which someone attempts to do or complete something before a particular time or before something else happens

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