English Grammar: Idioms And Phrases (“Set-G”) | for CSS, PMS, PCS, NTS
(The difference between the attitudes of young and old people) – The generation gap often causes young boys and girls run away from home.
Get off the track
(Be diverted from the main subject of discussion) Let’s not get off the track. We’re talking about films, and not TV programmes.
Get on one’s nerves
(Annoy one to the extent of causing nervous irritation) – The constant howling of that dog gets on my nerves.
Get the better of
(Overcome, defeat, win) – My wife always gets the better of our quarrels.
Get to the bottom of
(To discover the explanation of the real facts of (a mystery etc.) – I’ll get to the bottom this affair if it takes me a year!
Give (someone) the benefit of the doubt
(To assume that (someone) is innocent or is telling the truth because there is not enough evidence to be sure that he is not) – I am not sure whether his story is true or not, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Give birth to
(bring into he world, produce) She gave birth to a female baby.
Give the devil his due: (allow even the worst man credit for what he does well) – Arthur Brooke was a straightforward and just young fellow; no respecter of persons, and always anxious to give the devil his due.
Give the game away
(reveal someone’s plans) – My wife was planning a surprise birthday party for me, but my son gave the game away.
Give up the ghost
(to die) – Our army lies, ready to give up the ghost.
Go all lengths
(use every effort) – He is willing to go all lengths to further the cause of tree-plantation.
Go like a bird
(Usually used of machines, especially motorcars) – To run very fast and smoothly – My car is ten years old but she goes like a bird.
Go of the deep end
(Lose one’s temper; use very violent language something or someone) – He’ll go off the deep end at the slightest provocation.
Go with the crowd
(Follow the popular opinion or fashion) – There are some teenagers who have independent tastes, but most of them tend to go with the crowd.
(Malfunction) – Our camera has gone wrong many times since we bought it.