2000 Important Idioms - Set 04

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76. A forced march

  • Meaning: A march made by an army in an emergency at a rapid speed.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The soldiers were ordered to make a forced march to reach the strategic location before the enemy.

  • Sentence Usage 2: During the war, a forced march became necessary to surprise the opposing forces.

77. A foregone conclusion

  • Meaning: Assumptive decision.

  • Sentence Usage 1: With their track record, it was a foregone conclusion that the team would win the championship.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The outcome of the trial seemed like a foregone conclusion, given the evidence presented.

78. A foreign body

  • Meaning: A substance lodged in or on the body.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The surgeon successfully removed the foreign body from the patient's eye.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The X-ray revealed a foreign body in the patient's stomach, requiring immediate surgery.

79. A forgone conclusion

  • Meaning: An obvious or inevitable result.

  • Sentence Usage 1: With their lead in the polls, it was a forgone conclusion that they would win the election.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The team's dominance throughout the season made it a forgone conclusion that they would secure the championship.

80. A forlorn hope

  • Meaning: A desperate hope or plan for which there is very little chance of success.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Launching a counterattack with the remaining troops was a forlorn hope.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Trying to revive the failing business at this point seems like a forlorn hope.

81. A free port

  • Meaning: A port where customs duties are not levied on imported goods.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The establishment of a free port encouraged international trade and commerce.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The city transformed into a major economic hub with the introduction of a free port.

82. A French window

  • Meaning: A double glass door which opens onto the garden or balcony.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The living room features a French window that provides a picturesque view of the garden.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The bedroom has a charming French window leading to a small balcony.

83. A fresh pair of eyes

  • Meaning: Examines something carefully.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Before finalizing the report, it's always helpful to get a fresh pair of eyes to review the content.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The editor provided a fresh pair of eyes to catch any errors in the manuscript.

84. A Freudian slip

  • Meaning: A speaker's unintentional mistake revealing his true thoughts.

  • Sentence Usage 1: During the interview, the candidate made a Freudian slip, accidentally revealing his lack of confidence.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Her Freudian slip during the meeting hinted at her dissatisfaction with the current project.

85. A friend at court

  • Meaning: A person well disposed towards one.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Having a friend at court can be advantageous when seeking support for new initiatives.

  • Sentence Usage 2: He was relieved to have a friend at court who could vouch for his character during the job interview.

86. A gala day

  • Meaning: A day of happiness.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The wedding was a gala day filled with joy and celebrations.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The festival turned the entire town into a gala day, with colorful decorations and lively events.

87. A go-getter

  • Meaning: An ambitious, hard-working person.

  • Sentence Usage 1: In the competitive business environment, she was known as an ago-getter, always striving for success.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The young entrepreneur proved to be an ago-getter by launching multiple successful ventures.

88. A going concern

  • Meaning: A successful business.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Despite economic challenges, the company remains a going concern due to its innovative strategies.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The acquisition was aimed at revitalizing the failing business and turning it into a going concern.

89. A golden opportunity

  • Meaning: A very good opportunity.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Missing the chance to study abroad was a lost golden opportunity for the aspiring student.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The job offer from the prestigious company was considered a golden opportunity for career growth.

90. A golden wedding

  • Meaning: The celebration of the anniversary of 50 years of marriage.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Family and friends gathered to celebrate the couple's golden wedding anniversary.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The golden wedding ceremony included heartfelt speeches and nostalgic moments.

91. A good address

  • Meaning: A residence in a fashionable district.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Living in a good address often comes with access to exclusive amenities and social events.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The luxury apartments in that neighborhood are considered a good address for high-profile individuals.

92. A good turn

  • Meaning: Help.

  • Sentence Usage 1: In times of need, a good turn from a friend can make a significant difference.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Showing gratitude for a good turn is essential for maintaining strong relationships.

93. A great hand at

  • Meaning: Expert at.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He's a great hand at solving complex mathematical problems.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She's a great hand at organizing events with precision.

94. A green belt

  • Meaning: An area of fields and woodlands around a town.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The city council implemented measures to protect the green belt surrounding the urban area.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Residents enjoy recreational activities in the green belt, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

95. A groundswell

  • Meaning: Rough sea near the shore in shallow water.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The sailors navigated carefully to avoid the groundswell near the rocky coastline.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The storm created a groundswell that made sailing treacherous along the shallow waters.

96. A hairbreadth escape

  • Meaning: Very close escape.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The mountaineer had a hairbreadth escape from the avalanche, narrowly avoiding disaster.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The driver had a hairbreadth escape as the car skidded on the icy road but stopped just in time.

97. A hair's-breadth escape

  • Meaning: An escape which almost failed or ended in disaster.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The spy had a hair's-breadth escape from capture as he narrowly evaded the enemy agents.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The acrobat's performance had a hair's-breadth escape when a safety rope prevented a fall.

98. A hard drinker

  • Meaning: A person who frequently drinks large quantities of strong alcohol.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Despite being a hard drinker, he never allowed alcohol to interfere with his professional responsibilities.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The party became wild as the hard drinkers celebrated late into the night.

99. A hard nut to crack

  • Meaning: A difficult problem to solve.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Solving the encryption code proved to be a hard nut to crack for the cybersecurity team.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The mystery surrounding the case was a hard nut to crack for the detective.

100. A henpecked husband

  • Meaning: One who is dominated by his wife.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He became a henpecked husband, always following his wife's decisions without question.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The sitcom portrayed a humorous take on the life of a henpecked husband.

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