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Important English Idioms with Meaning and Examples

Important English Idioms with Meaning and Examples
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

Important English Idioms with Meaning and Examples

Language is a treasure trove of expressions that add flair, depth, and cultural nuances to our conversations. One such fascinating aspect of language is idioms, those figurative phrases that paint vivid pictures and convey profound meanings. Idioms have the power to captivate and engage, making our communication more colorful and expressive. In this blog post, we embark on a journey through the enchanting world of idioms, exploring their diverse origins, unraveling their hidden meanings, and uncovering the delightful stories they tell. Join us as we delve into the rich tapestry of idiomatic expressions and discover the beauty of language in its most imaginative form.

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English Idioms with Meaning starting with “A”

Idiom Urdu Meaning Example Sentence
A blessing in disguise بدی میں بھلا۔ “Losing my job turned out to be a blessing in disguise.”
A dime a dozen ہر جگہ ملتا ہے۔ “In this city, coffee shops are a dime a dozen.”
Actions speak louder than words عمل بولتا ہے۔ “Don’t just promise, show it – actions speak louder than words.”
All ears کان کھول کر سننا۔ “I’m all ears, tell me what happened.”
All in the same boat سب ایک ہی قطار میں ہیں۔ “We’re all in the same boat when it comes to the deadline.”
Apple of my eye میری پیاری “My daughter is the apple of my eye.”

English Idioms with Meaning starting with “B”

Back to the drawing board ابتدا سے شروع کرنا۔ “The project didn’t go as planned; we’re back to the drawing board.”
Barking up the wrong tree غلط راستہ پر جانا۔ “Accusing him of stealing is barking up the wrong tree.”
Beat around the bush پھول پھول کر بات کرنا۔ “Stop beating around the bush and tell me what you want.”
Best of both worlds دونوں خوشیوں کا مزہ۔ “Working from home gives me the best of both worlds – comfort and productivity.”
Bite the bullet تلخ حقیقت کو قبول کرنا۔ “I didn’t want to, but I had to bite the bullet and apologize.”
Break a leg چنچل میں سچچا بولی۔ “Break a leg! I hope you do well in your performance.”
By the book قانون کے مطابق۔ “We need to do this by the book to avoid any legal issues.”

English Idioms with Meaning starting with “C”

Call it a day کام ختم کر دیں۔ “We’ve been working for hours; let’s call it a day.”
Costs an arm and a leg بہت مہنگا۔ “Buying a new car can cost an arm and a leg.”
Cross your fingers انگلیوں کا تکا۔ “Cross your fingers for good luck on your exam.”
Cut to the chase سیدھا راستہ لیں۔ “Let’s cut to the chase and discuss the main issue.”

English Idioms with Meaning starting with “D”

Dead as a doornail بالکل مردہ۔ “After the accident, the car was dead as a doornail.”
Down in the dumps دل گردہ۔ “She’s been down in the dumps since she lost her job.”
Draw the line سرخی لگانا۔ “I don’t mind helping, but I have to draw the line somewhere.”

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Every cloud has a silver lining ہر کڑوں کا میٹھا پھل۔ “Even though she lost her job, she found a new opportunity. Every cloud has a silver lining.”


Face the music مواجہہ کرنا۔ “You made a mistake; now it’s time to face the music.”
Fit as a fiddle صحت مند۔ “He exercises regularly and is as fit as a fiddle.”


Go the extra mile مزید تکلیف کرنا۔ “If you want to succeed, you have to go the extra mile.”

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Hit the nail on the head بالکل ٹھیک کہنا۔ “You hit the nail on the head with your analysis.”


In the heat of the moment لحظہ بیابانی۔ “I said some things I regretted in the heat of the moment.”

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Jump on the bandwagon مد نظر رکھنا۔ “After the successful launch, many companies jumped on the bandwagon.”


Keep your fingers crossed انگلیوں کا تکا رکھنا۔ “Keep your fingers crossed for good news.”


Last straw آخری ٹھوس جھونکا۔ “Her lateness was the last straw, and she got fired.”
Let the cat out of the bag راز کھولنا۔ “Oops, I let the cat out of the bag about the surprise party.”


Make a long story short بکواس چھوڑنا۔ “To make a long story short, we won the competition.”


No pain, no gain مشقت بغیر فائدہ نہیں۔ “If you want to improve, remember, no pain, no gain.”

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On the ball ہوشیار۔ “She’s always on the ball and never misses any details.”
Out of the blue اچانک۔ “I hadn’t seen him in years, and then he called me out of the blue.”


Play it by ear ایک آنکھ بند کرکے کرنا۔ “We don’t have a plan; let’s just play it by ear.”


Quick on the uptake جلد سمجھ آجانے والا۔ “He’s quick on the uptake and grasps new concepts easily.”


Read between the lines حقیقت کو سمجھنا۔ “Her words didn’t convey it, but if you read between the lines, she was disappointed.”


Saved by the bell گھنٹی کی آواز سے بچنا۔ “I was about to fall, but I was saved by the bell.”


Take it with a grain of salt تھوڑی سی نظر انداز کریں۔ “He tends to exaggerate, so take what he says with a grain of salt.”


Under the weather صحت خراب۔ “I won’t be able to come to the party; I’m feeling under the weather.”


Vanish into thin air ہوا میں گزارنا۔ “He vanished into thin air, and we never saw him again.”


Walk on thin ice بہت محتاطی کرنا۔ “Be careful with your words; you’re walking on thin ice.”


X marks the spot اس جگہ پر۔ “X marks the spot where the treasure is buried.”


You can’t judge a book by its cover کتاب کا آئینہ کا خیرہ نہیں۔ “She may seem quiet, but you can’t judge a book by its cover.”

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