An idiom is an expression whose meaning is different from the meaning of its constituent words. Knowledge of idioms is an important part of comprehension of the English language. Below is a list of some commonly used idioms in English with their meanings and usage.
|TURN OVER A NEW LEAF||Changing for the better|
After Ajit was released from prison, he decided to turn over a new leaf and become an honest man.
|PULL UP ONE’S SOCKS||To make an effort to improve|
Rajesh scored only forty on his English mid-term exams. He needs to pull up his socks if he wants to do well in his finals.
|HIT BELOW THE BELT||To act in an unfair manner|
The candidate of the opposition party spread false rumours about the Minister. People felt that he was hitting below the belt.