Once in a blue moon
--> Something that happens very rarely.
Example -->Once in a blue moon day, I get time to spend with my family.
Beating around the bush
--> Avoiding the topic.
Example -->The politician was beating around the bush when citizens demanded a reason for the scam.
A Leopard can't change his spots
--> You cannot change who you are.
Example -->Rahul is always running after women, and highly doubt if marriage will change him for the better.
It's Greek to me
--> Something that is not understandable.
Example -->I failed in my coding test as it was all Greek to me.
Chip on your shoulder
--> When someone is upset about something that happened a while ago.
Example -->He has a chip on his shoulder for being abandoned by his friends in school days.
Cry over spilt milk
--> Complaining about a loss or failure from the past.
Example -->There is no use of crying over spilt milk, insted be cautious in the future.
Piece of cake
--> Something that is easy to understand or do.
Example -->I never said that training him would be a piece of cake.
Blessing in disguise
--> Something good and useful that did not initially seem that way.
Example -->The course that i choose was a blessing in disguise and I realised that only now.
Come hell or high water
--> Possible obstacles in your path.
Example -->I have decide that come hell or high water I will finish this task.
Taste of your own medicine
--> When someone receives the same treatment, usually negative, that he/she gives to others.
Example -->Bad people will surely have a chance to taste their own medicine.
--> A big sum of money given to a person when he/she leaves a company or retires.
Example -->It's better to offer a golden handshake to the aged employees.
--> Being seriousdedicated.
Example -->The border is surrounded by forces who mean business.
Apple of one's eye
--> Being cherised more than others are.
Example -->My mother is always an apple of my family's eye.
The best of both worlds
--> The benefits of widely differing situations, enjoyed at the same time.
Example -->I had the best of both wworlds since I worked as an ordinary member of the team but got to learn from the leaders.
Feeling a bit under weather
--> Feeeling slightly ill.
Example -->I am not going to gym today, as I am feeling a bit under the weather.
Icing on the cake
--> Something that turns good into great.
Example -->I got MS in the university that I wished to and scholarship was like icing on the cake.
Jump the bandwagon
--> To join a popular activity or trend.
Example -->When I put on few pounds, I quickly jumped on the bandwagon and joined gymnasium.
Cost an arm and a leg
--> Be very expensive.
Example -->My laziness costs me an arm and a leg every time.
Ball is in the court
--> When it is up to you to make the next decision or step.
Example --> Now the ball is in my court, and i will take revenge on him.
Bite off more than you can chew
--> To take up a task which you may not be able to accomplish due to lack of ability.
Example --> I bit off more than i could chew when i decided to take up this research project.
Can't judge a book by its cover
--> Can not judge something primarily on appearance.
Example --> It is wise not to judge a book by its cover.
Hear it on grapevine
--> To hear rumours about something or someone.
Example --> I heard it on grapevine that he has cheated the organisation
It take two to tango
--> Actions or communications need more than one person
Example --> The manager realized that it takes two to tango before firing me.
--> The final problem in a series of problems.
Example --> If i complete thos last straw i will be hired.
Break the ice
--> To initiate a social conversation or interaction.
Example --> Always break the ice in a group discussion.
A bird's eye view
--> A view from a very high place that allows you to see a very large area.
Example --> Eiffel tower give you the bird's eye view of paris.
A litmus test
--> A method that helps to know if something is correct.
Example --> Taking up the job served as a litmus test for me to know how good i was at applying my knowledge.
At the drop of a hat
--> Willingness to do something instantly.
Example --> She expects me to makes dinner at the drop of a hat even if i am very busy with office work.
Afraid of one's own shadow
--> To become easily frightened.
Example --> My friend is afraid of his own shadow after watching a horror movie.
A house of cards
--> A poor plan.
Example --> My friends always come up with a house of cards.
Black and blue
--> Full of business
Example --> My brother came home black and blue after playing
To be in the doldrums
--> To be in the low spirits.
Example --> Avoid being in the doldrums it fails you.
Be on cloud nine
--> Be very happy.
Example --> I will be on cloud nine when i get a job.
Bone of contention
--> A subject of issue over which there is continuing disagreement.
Example --> The examination system has long been a serious bone of contention in the HRD ministry.
Eat humble pie
--> To apologize humbly
Example --> He will have to eat humble pie for the disrespect shown to his boss.