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Most Important Idioms and Phrases Beginning with O

Idioms & Phrases is one of the most important part of English section in SSC & Other Competitive Exams. In order to make it easy for all the aspirants,we have started our series. We have posted Idioms & Phrases in Hindi as well so that you can easily memorize them. Try to make sentences by using these idioms and post them in comment section as well.Lets see how many of you can make good sentences.

List of Important Idioms and Phrases Beginning with O

1.On the table- कुछ चर्चा या विचार किया जा रहा है
Meaning: something being discussed or considered
Use: The plan of opening a new branch of SBI in villages is on the table.
2.Once bitten, twice shy-किसी चीज़ को दोबारा करने का डर
Meaning: Afraid of doing a thing again
Use: After he left her she refused to go out with anyone else for a long time - once bitten, twice shy, I suppose.
3.Out of the blue- कुछ अप्रत्याशित
Meaning: Something unexpected
Use: The result of my exam comes out of the blue, as it is expected after 6 months.
4.Over the hill-इससे पहले की तरह अच्छी तरह से प्रदर्शन न कर पाना 
Meaning: Too old to perform as well as before
Use: Some judges who are 80 may be over the hill, but others still have energy galore.
5.Off hand-बिना किसी तैयारी के
Meaning: Without any preparation
Use: Arjun started the battle with off hand.
6.Off the mark-असंगत
Meaning: Irrelevant, incorrect
Use: Your question in this debate is off the mark.
7.Olive branches-सुलह की पेशकश
Meaning: Offer of reconciliation.
Use: Pakistan walked out with my olive-branch after I realized that victory was not possible anymore
8.Over and above-कुछ के अलावा
Meaning: In addition to something
Use: We spend 1000 rs on movie which is over and above of our budget.
9.On your toes- सावधान
Meaning: Alert
Use: You must be on your toes, if you want success in your exam.
10.Out of hand-अनियंत्रित
Meaning: Uncontrolled
Use: The situation in flooded area is out of hand.
11.On the cuff-उधार पर
Meaning: On credit
Use: He enjoyed his tour more as it was on the cuff.
12.Once in blue moon- शायद ही
Meaning: Very rarely
Use: He visits his home once in blue moon.
13.On the cards- हो सकता है
Meaning: Possible or likely
Use: Our visits to London is on the on the cards.
14.Off colour- बीमार 
Meaning: Sick
Use: Sandeep is feeling off colour as he was suffering from viral fever.
15.Out and Out- पूरी तरह 
Meaning: Completely
Use: He is lying out and out about his police case.
16.Out of woods- मुश्किल से बहार 
Meaning: Out of problem
Use: After he gives bribe to the officer, he is out of woods.

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