Sentence: He abjured his life of dissipation.
Sentence: oone of the exam question baffled me completely.
Sentence: He is callous about the safety of his workers.
Sentence: There was a dearth of reliable information on the subject.
Meaning: Bring together different pieces of information
Sentence: The photocopier will collate all the documents for you.
Meaning: Full of danger
Sentence: Journey to Amarnath is a perilous one.
Sentence: Often a bell is used to summon laggard children at school.
Sentence: The scandal have no discernible effect on his career.
Sentence: His eccentric behaviour lost him his job.
Sentence: His argument is based on fallacious reasoning.
- STEEPING STONE
Meaning: Source of advancement
Sentence: I hope this job will be stepping stone to something better.
- LAME EXCUSE
Meaning: False excuse
Sentence: Nobody will be convinced by this extremely Lame excuse.
- TO PULL STRINGS
Meaning: To exert hidden influence
Sentence: I can get it done easily by pulling a few strings.
- A GREEN HORN
Meaning: An Inexperienced man
Sentence: I was such a Green horn that I didn’t even know the polite way to order coffee.
5. TO CUT THE CRACKLE
Meaning: To stop talking and start
Sentence: They were basically told to cut the crackle and get back to work.
- TO COOL ONE’S HEEL
Meaning: To wait sometimes so that one becomes calmer
Sentence: You need to cool your heel for a minute and stop yelling at the staff-they didn’t do anything wrong.
- A FOOL’S ERRAND
Meaning: A Useless undertaking
Sentence: Giving the baby a bath before he eats spaghetti is a fool’s errand.
- TO TALK SHOP
Meaning: To talk about business
Sentence: My husband is a teacher, and whenever he gets together with his co-workers, they do nothing but talk shop the whole time.
- TO BEAR THE PALM
Meaning: To win
Sentence: I heard that you might bear the palm at the science fair! Congratulations-it would be a well deserved victory.
- TO CUT THE GORDIAN KNOT
Meaning: To be victorius
Sentence: Alexandra the great allegedly cut the Gordian knot in one below.