This is Lecture three about Idioms. Idioms of English have Urdu meaning with Sentences also. These idioms are helpful to all kinds of English competition exam.(


  • Call a spade a spade.(صاف صاف بات کہنا).It needs moral courage to call a spade a spade.
  • Call in question.(شک کرنا).His honesty was called in question.
  • Carry the day.(کامیابی حاصل کرنا).Not intelligence but diligence enabled him to carry the day.
  • Crocodile Tears(.جھوٹے آنسو).After killing his mother he is now shedding crocodile tears.
  • Cast Pearls before swine.(بھینس کے آگے بین بجانا).To tell an ignorant person of books is like casting pearl before swine.
  • Cry in the wilderness.(ایسی پکار جس پر کوئی توجہ نہ دے).Our appeal to postpone the examination proved to be a cry in the wilderness.
  • Come of age (بلوغت کی عمر کو پہنچنا).He is liable to be punished for his crime as he has now come of age.
  • Cock-and-bull-story.(فرضی کہانا).She made a cock and bull story about why she had come late but her father did not believe her.
  • come to grief (ناکام ہونا).His plan come to grief.
  • Cool one’s heels.(طویل انتظار).People have to cool their heels whenever they go to meet minister.
  • Cut out/off (ختم کرنا).Let’s cut out the talking and get back to work.
  • Cheek by jowl.(قریببی تعلق).Teachers and students are cheek by jowl.
  • Cry over spilt milk.(ناقابل تلافی نقصان پر شور مچانا).It is useless to cry over spilt milk.
  • Curry favour.(حمائت حاصل کرنا).During the elections candidates use all foul means to curry their voters favour’s.
  • Catch one napping.(دوران کام آرام کرتے ہوے کسی کو پکڑنا).The officer caught his clerk napping during office hours.
  • Carry weight.(وزن ہونا).His argument was accepted as it carried weight.
  • Child’s play.(آسان کام).Driving a car is not child’s play.
  • Cry wolf.(بے وجہ چلانا).India is usually in the habit of crying wolf.
  • Casting vote.(فیصلہ کن ووٹ).The election of the speaker was to end in a close vote when the leader of the house gave a casting vote and decided the issue.
  • Catch some one red handed.(رنگے ہاتھوں پکڑنا).The thief was caught red handed.
  • Chip of the old block.(باپ سے مشاہبت رکھنا.)He is the chip of the old block as his habits are very much like those of his father.
  • Close shave.(بال بال بچنا).The driver of the bus that had turned turtle had a close shave with death
  • Cut to the quick.(گہرا زخم دینا).She cut her lover to the quick by rejecting his proposal.
  • call to the account.(محاسبہ کرنا).All corrupt officers should be called to account.
  • come to light.(ظاہر ہونا).All his falsehood came to light at last.
  • call to mind.(یادکرنا).We feel pleasure when we call to mind our childhood.
  • carry one’s point.(بات منوانا).As his argument carried weight he carried his point.
  • Come down upon.(ٹوٹ پڑنا). Kashmiris came down upon the Indian army with all their might and main.
  • Cast side.(ادھورا چھوڑنا). Development projects should not be cast aside.


  • Do someone a good Turn(مدد کرنا).She did me a good turn by giving me money when i was over head and ears in debt.
  • Dog eared(مڑے ہوئے۔کٹے پھٹے).All the pages of this library book are dog eared.
  • Dot the i’s and cross the t’s(تفصیل میں جانا).It is more important to get this letter mailed today than to dot the i’s and cross the t’s.
  • Die in harness(کاممکے دوران فوت ہونا).He who dies in harness is a martyr.
  • Dog in-the-manger(جس چیز سے وہ خود لطف اندوز نہ ہوسکتا ہو دوسروں کو بھی نہ ہونے دے).He is a dog-in-the-manger as he neither buys this house himself not allows any one to buy it.
  • Do away with(ختم کرنا).We should do away all inhuman customs.
  • Drop in(بغیر اطلاع دیے آنا).She droped in have to chat with me.
  • Drop out(خارج ہونا).Two of the runners were dropped out.
  • Deal in(تجارت کرنا)..He deals in goods of all sorts.
  • Do or Die(ہرممکن کوشش کرنا).He has a real do or die attitude
  • Drop a line(مختصر خط لکھنا).Please,drop a line if you want more information.
  • Dead letter(متروک).This law was passed ten years ago but now it become a dead letter.
  • Day in and day out(دن رات).He worked day in and day out and achieved his goal.
  • Drawn Game(ایسا مقابلہ جس کا کوئی فیصلہ نہ ہوسکے).A drawn game pleases none.


  • End in Smoke(ناکام ہونا).All his plans ended in smoke
  • Every Inch(مکمل طور پر۔).He is every inch a brave man.
  • Egg on(اکسانا).Her mother egged her on to get divorce from her husband.
  • Eat one’s cake and have it(کسی چیز کے نقصانات قبول کیے بغیر اسکے فوائد حاصل کرنا).One can not eat one’s cake and have it too.
  • Eat one’s words(الفاظ واپس لینا).if you do not think before you speak, you will have to eat your words.
  • Every Tom/Dick and Harry(ہر شخص).Every Tom,Dick and Harry enters her room without her permission.

  • This is Lec 3 for Idioms.Idioms start from C/D/E.
  • This lecture is helpful to All English exams.
  • This lecture was made and research by Muhammad Fawad Khan.
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