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Idioms and Phrases
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Idioms and Phrases
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? 1. By hook or by crook : by one means or another.
? Team is determined to complete the task by  hook or by crook.
? 2. Bell the cat : to take the first step at personal risk.
? He is always ready to bell the cat whenever his friend needs.
? 3. Blow one’s trumpet : to praise oneself.
? He always blows his own trumpet.
? 4. Break the news : to give bad news.
? It’s very tough for Armed forces to break the news of martyred soldiers.
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Idioms and Phrases
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By :- Abhik Arya Singh
? 1. By hook or by crook : by one means or another.
? Team is determined to complete the task by  hook or by crook.
? 2. Bell the cat : to take the first step at personal risk.
? He is always ready to bell the cat whenever his friend needs.
? 3. Blow one’s trumpet : to praise oneself.
? He always blows his own trumpet.
? 4. Break the news : to give bad news.
? It’s very tough for Armed forces to break the news of martyred soldiers.
? 5. Burn a hole in one’s pocket : money spent quickly.
? Salary at the time of birthday is like burning a hole in our own pocket.
? 6. Bad blood : bitter relation.
? Bad blood arises dangerous  situations in future. 
? 7. Black and blue: to beat mercilessly.
? Student was beaten black and blue by his teacher.
? 8. Beat about the bush : to talk round about a matter.
? One must not beat about the bush at serious times.
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Idioms and Phrases
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By :- Abhik Arya Singh
? 1. By hook or by crook : by one means or another.
? Team is determined to complete the task by  hook or by crook.
? 2. Bell the cat : to take the first step at personal risk.
? He is always ready to bell the cat whenever his friend needs.
? 3. Blow one’s trumpet : to praise oneself.
? He always blows his own trumpet.
? 4. Break the news : to give bad news.
? It’s very tough for Armed forces to break the news of martyred soldiers.
? 5. Burn a hole in one’s pocket : money spent quickly.
? Salary at the time of birthday is like burning a hole in our own pocket.
? 6. Bad blood : bitter relation.
? Bad blood arises dangerous  situations in future. 
? 7. Black and blue: to beat mercilessly.
? Student was beaten black and blue by his teacher.
? 8. Beat about the bush : to talk round about a matter.
? One must not beat about the bush at serious times.
? 9. Break the ice : to speak first after prolonged silence.
? He broke the ice in between the quarrel and resolved conflict.
? 10. Blue blood : aristocratic blood.
? Although my friend is blue blood, yet the party was average.
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