(Die) Amir’s father passed away last night.
Play with fire:
(To do something dangerous or risky) – She knew she was playing with by having an affair with a married man.
Pluck up courage:
(Become brave) – He finally plucked up courage and went to the Surgeon.
(Bluntly; at close range) – 1. He asked me point blank if I was thinking of getting married secretly. 2. He fired at point blank range.
Pros and cons:
(Arguments for and against; minute discussion) – After a few pros and cons, they bade her observe that her old lover was a rich man, and if she were wise she would look that way.
Pull one’s legs:
(impose upon; try for a joke, to make one believe something that is untrue) – He is an innocent type of man. don’t pull his leg.
Put the cat among the pigeons:
(To cause a disturbance, especially suddenly) – if the workmen don’t get a pay rise it will really put the cat among the pigeons.
Rank and file:
(The important well as the humble people) – The Prime Minister has appealed to the rank and file in the country to strengthen the nation’s economy in every possible way.
(Official formality and delays) – The delays in the administration of justice are largely due to red tape.
Round the clock:
(The whole day and whole night) – If we are to get this book published we’ll have to work round the clock.
(Act without restraint) – He seems to let his imagination run riot.
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