Most Important Idioms and Phrases Beginning with K and L

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 K & L

1. Keep the wolf from the door-भुखमरी से दूर रहना 

Meaning: To have enough money to be able to ward off poverty or hunger.
Example: They were really very poor, but they had enough to keep the wolf from the door.

2. Kill two birds with one stone-एक तीर से दो निशाने 

Meaning: accomplish two different things at the same time
Example: I have to go to the bank, and on the way back, I’ll pick up the groceries also, killing two birds with one stone.

3. Keep your chin up-मुसीबत में भी मजबूत रहना 

Meaning: be stalwart and courageous in a tough situation
Example: Don’t let the difficulties intimidate you; keep your chin up.

4. Keep fingers crossed-अपने मुताबिक चीज़ें होजाना 

Meaning: hope that things will happen in the way you want them to.
Example: I’m keep my fingers crossed that my husband clears the written interview this Monday to join British Intelligence Bureau.

5. Keep at arm’s length- दूरी बनाए रखना 

Meaning: keep a distance, avoiding intimacy or familiarity.
Example: He always had the feeling that she was keeping him at arm’s length.

6. Keep an eyes on him- किसी पर नज़र रखना 

Meaning: You should carefully watch him.
Example: Carol asked me if I would mind keeping an eye on her houseplants while she was in Cuba.

7. Keep body and soul together- जीवित रहने के लिए पैसा कमाना 

Meaning: To earn a sufficient amount of money in order to keep yourself alive.
Example: He earns barely enough to keep body and soul together.

8. Knee Jerk reaction-अचानक से प्रतिक्रिया करना 

Meaning: A quick reaction that doen’t allow you time to consider something carefully (It is always disapproving)

9. Knock on wood- कुछ बुरी किस्मत से बचने के लिए लकड़ी पर लंगर डालना

Meaning: Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck.

10. Kick the bucket- मरना 

Meaning: to die.
Example: Sad news! He kicked the bucket.

11. Lend me your ear- ध्यान से सुनना 

Meaning: To politely ask for someone’s full attention
Example: Lend an ear to me and I will tell you a story. Lend your ear to what I am saying.

12. Let bygones be bygones- लड़ाई को भूल जाना 

Meaning: To forget about a disagreement or argument.
Example: There is a feeling here that we should let bygones be bygones and move on to more important things.

13. Let the cat out of the bag-एक रहस्य बताना जो साझा बताने के लिए नहीं था।

Meaning: To share a secret that wasn’t suppose to be shared.
Example:Amazingly, not one of the people who knew about the surprise let the cat out of the bag.

14. Level Playing field-एक निष्पक्ष प्रतियोगिता जहां किसी भी पक्ष का कोई फायदा नहीं है

Meaning: A fair competition where no side has an advantage
Example: If we started off with a level playing field, everyone would have an equal chance.

15. Long in the tooth- पुराने जैसे

Meaning: Rather Old
Example: Don't you think she's a bit long in the tooth to be a romantic heroine?

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