Primary Assistant Teacher Exam Practice 2021

Common Phrasses & Idoms 

  • A bear market – share prices are falling.
  • A bolt from the blue means – an unexpected calamity.
  • A dark horse – strange man.
  • A fall guy is – a scapegoat.
  • A far cry – A long way off.
  • A fantasy is – an imaginary story.
  • Achilles’ heel – a weak point.
  • A person whose head is in the clouds is – a day dreamer.
  • A snake in the grass – a hidden enemy.
  • A snail’s pace – slowly.
  • A round dozen – a full dozen.
  • A speech full of too many words is – a verbose speech.
  • A stone’s throw – at a short distance.
  • A wolf in the grass – a hidden enemy.
  • A speech full of too many words is – a verbose speech
  • Ad valorem – according to value
  • All along – always
  • All and sundry – everyone
  • All but – almost/ nearly
  • All early bird – an early riser
  • All at once/ All on a sudden – suddenly
  • At ease – in peace
  • At one’s back – in secret.
  • At one’s wit’s end – to be perplexed
  • At length – at the end
  • At one’s back and call – to be always ready for service.
  • At one’s disposal – under one’s control.
  • At one’s sweet will – with someone’s will
  • Apple of discord – object of dispute
  • At one go – in one single attempt
  • At one’s finger-ends – be thoroughly familiar with
  • At one’s heels – just behind
  • At one’s elbow – near at hand
  • Bank on – depend on
  • Be all and end all – the sole purpose.

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