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1.An old flame – a person who you had a romantic relationship with in the past and usually still think of fondly.
2.An olive branch – Peace request Ex-If you find yourself in a spat with a friend, try to be the bigger person and be the one to hold out the olive branch
3.At a loss – puzzled, perplexed, at a financial loss
4.At a pinch/ In a pinch –In a trouble
5.At arm’s length – Avoid becoming too friendly Ex –Seetal always keeps his friends at arm’s length,
so that no one gets close enough to hurt his feelings
6. At one’s wit’s end – CompletelyPuzzled / confused / perplexed
7. Adam’s ale – pure water- Ex-people walk miles for Adam’s ale in the desert area.
8. After one’s own heart – a person with similar tastes and preferences
9. A hair-breadth escape – very narrow escape. Ex-He had a hair-breadth escape when his bike
faced an accident on the road.
10. Above board honest and straightforward
11. As fit as a fiddle-strong and healthy
12.Assume airs–to pretend superiority. Ex – After becoming an officer, Sujit has assumed airs.
13. At the spur of the moment without delay
14. At a loose end – to have nothing to do. Ex-The players were at a loose end as the match was cancelled due to rain.
15. At odds – in dispute/disagree Ex-The members of the group were at odds over the selection procedure.
16. At cross purposes – have conflicting intentions. Ex- The meeting adjourned as the members were at cross purposes.
17. At the bottom – to be mainly responsible for Ex- The desire for money is at the bottom of much of the world’s violence
18. At large abscond, to keep unchained. Ex- The robbery suspect is still at large and is considered very dangerous
19.Bear the brunt of – to bear the main shock of. Ex- Rahul bears the brunt of him for not attending the seminar.
20. Bid defiance – to ignore/ to disregard recklessly or contemptuously Ex- With every expression of hate and scorn rising to her face, she bids him defiance
21. Burn a hole in one’s pocket – money spent quickly/extravagant
22. Beat the air – to make useless efforts/ To keep doing something despite its apparent pointlessness
23. Backstairs influence – by unfair means. Ex-he entered into the board by some backstairs influence.
24. Burn one’s boats -point of no return
25. Bated breath – in anxiety, expectancy Ex- Everybody waited for the match result with bated breath
26.Bee in one’s bonnet -to be fussy Ex- The lady seems to have a bee in her bonnet because she is always finding faults with others.
27. Blue stocking -educated but pedantic lady
28. Beside the mark/Beside the point – irrelevant
29. Brown study – A state of deep contemplation or rumination, as of a reverie, daydream, or meditation.
30. Blaze the trail – to start a movement/ to be the first person to do or discover something new and important Ex- Mahatma Gandhi blazed the trail of Indian National Movement