Class 9 English Grammar Idioms, NCERT/SCERT Class 9 English Grammar Notes to each Syllabus wise provided in the list of SEBA Class 9 English Grammar Idioms can be of great value to excel in the examination.
Class 9 English Grammar Idioms
Class 9 English Grammar Question Idioms cover all the exercise questions in Assam Board SEBA Textbooks. The SEBA Class 9 English Grammar provided here ensures a smooth and easy understanding of all the concepts. Understand the concepts behind every chapter and score well in the board exams.
MOST COMMONLY USED IDIOMS
A false alarm: a wrong warning
The first rain gave a false alarm about the forthcoming monsoon.
A far cry: something which is not easily obtainable or achievable.
The demand of Pakistan to ansfe Kashmir to it is a far cry.
A red letter day: A highly memorable day
August 15, 1947 is a Red letter day in the history of India.
All of a sudden: without notice
The rain came down all of a sudden.
At daggers drawn: Strained relationship. The two parties were at daggers drawn.
By and large: on the whole, considering everything.
By and large India is counted as a major developing country.
By dint of: by means of; through
By dint of sheer hard work Mr Lal Bahadur Shastri became Prime Minister of India.
By hook or by crook: by any means
Some people want to earn money by hook or by crook.
Carry out: to do, execute
We should carry out our duties to the best of our abilities.
Dark horse: unexpected winner
Neglected by the selectors, Sanjeev emerged a dark horse.
For good: for ever
Mr Shashi gave up his job as manager of the factory for good.
Hale and hearty: healthy and strong.
We should exercise daily to remain hale and hearty.
Hand-to-mouth: Just enough money to purchase the bare necessities of life
Daily wage earners are living a existence hand-to-mouth existence.
Hue and cry: to make loud noise
Some people raise a hue and cry over trivial matters.
In a nutshell: concisely.
To put it in a nutshell, Mother Teresa is the symbol of kindness.
In black and white: in writing
All rules must be put down in black and white.
In spite of: even though
In spite of several failures he again decided to contest the elections.
In the long run: eventually
In the long run, communalism will break-up India.
Nip in the bud: to stop something at the very beginning.
The habit of smoking should be nipped in the bud.
Open secret: known to all.
That he drinks daily is an open secret.
Put out: stop a fire, extinguish
The engulfing fire could not be put out due to strong winds.
Take off: to start
Mr Jain’s plan of setting up a new factory failed to take off for want of local support.
To and fro: to and from
What is the train fare to and fro Calcutta and Guwahati?
To fall flat: to have no effect
All my advice to my friend to stop drinking alcohol has fallen flat.
To make up one’s mind: to decide
Ravi could not make up his mind about which college he should apply to.
To take after: to resemble
Rakesh takes after his father.
Tooth and nail: with all might.
We should fight tooth and nail to remove terrorism from the land.
Turn down: to reject
The extremist organisation turned down the government’s offer for peace.
Wear and tear: Loss and damage resulting from use.
You should pay for the wear and tear of the machine.
Within a stone’s throw: very close byThe market is within a stone’s throw from my house.
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