Part and parcel—an essential part لازمی جزو

        Encouragement is part and parcel of teaching.

Pay lip service— to serve by words only, not by deedsزبانی جمع خرچ سے کام لینا

    Our politicians do nothing but pay lip service to the major issues affecting our country.

Play truant—to miss school without permission بغیر اجازت سکول سے بھاگ جانا

             The student got into trouble for playing truant from school.


Play with fire—to do something dangerous خطرناک کام کرنا

You will be playing with fire if you get involved with that gang of criminals.

Poison one’s mind against someone—corrupt one’s mind کان بھرنا، بدظن کرنا

Don’t listen to her lies—she is just trying to poison your mind against me.

Poke one’s nose into—interfere in ٹانگ اڑانا، مداخلت کرنا

             Don’t poke your nose into my affairs.


Pros and cons—advantages and disadvantagesاچھے اور بُرے پہلو، فائدے اور نقصانات

    You need to weight up the pros and cons of the matter before you make a decision.


Put the cart before the horse—to do things in the wrong order غلط طریقے سے کام کرنا

By planning to spend the money before you earn it, you are putting the horse before the cart.

Pull a long face—to look sad or angry منہ لٹکانا

I don’t know what is the matter with her; she has been pulling a long face all morning.

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