Top List of Idioms and Phrases in English for Competitive Exams

Idioms and Phrases in English

List of Important Idioms with their meanings and usage.
Definition
An expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words, but has a separate meaning of its own.
A style or form of artistic expression that is characteristic of an individual, a period or movement.
To show a clean pair of heels
Meaning – to flee away, usually from a battlefield
Sentence – The enemy showed a clean pair of heels when our soldiers started fusillade.
To have too many irons in the fire
Meaning – To be involved in many activities at a time
Sentence – He is extremely busy because he has too many irons in the fire.
A broken reed

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