Idioms

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Safe and sound—not hurt or damagedصحیح سالم

    It was a dangerous journey, but they got home safe and sound.

See eye to eye—be in full agreementاتفاق کرنا، ہم خیال ہونا

    The two leaders do not see eye to eye on this issue.

 

Show the white feather—show cowardiceبُزدِلی کا مظاہرہ کرنا

    He showed the white feather when it was time to fight for his cause.

Small talk—light conversation; chitchatگپ شپ

    After some polite small talk, the conversation turned to politics.

Smell a rat—to suspect that something is wrongسازش یا خطرے کی بُو محسوس کرنا

        He says it was an accident, but I smell a rat.

A snake in the grass—a treacherous personآستین کا سانپ

    I thought he was a friend, but he turned out to be a snake in the grass.

 

Spick and span— neat and cleanصاف ستھرا

             Her room is spick and span.

A storm in tea cup—great fuss over a small issue چائے کی پیالی میں طوفان

    Their disagreement is just a storm in a teacup. It will blow over in no time.

Swallow the bait—to be lured by somethingکسی چال یا بہکاوے میں آنا

        Most people are tempted by words like ‘buy one, get one free’ and swallow the bait.

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