October 2014
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  1.  All in all - Whole and sole (सर्वेसर्वा ) : The District Magistrate is all in all in the district.
  2.  At sixes and sevens - In disorder (बेतरतीब) : Your children came into my room and left all my books at sixes and sevens.
  3. Add fuel to fire - To make the matter worse (अग्नि में घी का कार्य करना) : The officer was already very angry but the discourteous answer of Rihana added fuel to fire.
  4. All and sundry - Everyone without distinction (प्रत्येक बिना किसी भेदभाव के ) : My father invited all and sundry of the locality to the marriage party.
  5. At one's wits' end - Totally confused (चकरा जाना ) : The theives were at their wits' end when they saw the police coming.
  6. Above board - Honest and frank (ईमानदार तथा स्पष्ट ) : He is always above board in his dealing with his customers.
  7. An apple of discord or a bone of contention - Cause of quarrel (झगड़े की जड़ ) : Kashmir is the apple of discrd or a bone of contention between India and Pakistan.
  8. At daggers drawn - Open enmity, bitter enemies (घोर शत्रुता ) - Rana Pratap and Akbar were at daggers drawn with each other.
  9. An apple of one's eye - Very dear (अति प्रिय होना ) : Hemant, the only son of his parents is an apple of his mother's eye.
  10. Against the rainy day - For hard days (बुरे दिनों के लिए) : Every person should save something against the rainy day.

  11. At an arm's length - At a distance (दूर) : The father advised his son to keep himself at an arm's length from bad boys.
  12. An axe to grind - Personal end to survive (अपना स्वार्थ सिद्ध करना) : People do not trust those who have an axe to grind.
  13. At the eleventh hour - At the last moment (अंतिम समय पर) : He requested to accept his help at the eleventh hour.
  14. At a stone's throw - Near (पास) : Your uncle lives at a stone's throw from my house.
  15. At large - Free (स्वतंत्र) : The prisoner is at large after tipping the jailor.
  16. At hand - Near (पास) : My college is just at hand from my house.
  17. At random - Without any aim (बिना किसी उद्देश्य के) : The soldiers fired their guns at random.
  18.  A bed of roses - Quite comfortable (फूलों की सेज) : The post of Pesident is not a bed of roses.
  19. Apple-pie order - In perfect orderly arrangement (सुव्यवस्थित रूप में) : He keeps his clothes in apple-pie order.
  20. All Greek and Latin - Very difficult to understand (समझने में बहुत कठिन) : His literary speech was all Greek and Latin to most of us.
  21. A laughing stock - An object of ridicule (हसी का पात्र) : His foolish argument has made him a laughing stock of all.
  22. At home in - Well-versed in, Perfect (दक्ष, निपुण) : Alok is at home in mathematics.
  23. Account for - to be responsible (उत्तरदायी होना) : You must account for your loss.
  24. A far cry - Very distant (दूर की) : For India to control increasing population is a far cry.
  25. A good deal of - Very much (अत्यधिक) : You must finish a good deal of your course well before the examination.
  26. According to - Consistent with (के अनुसार) : According to your medical report, you cannot survive.
  27. As far as - So far as (जहाँ तक) : As far as I know, you are not going anywhere.
  28. A bottle neck - Obstacle (बाधा ) : In spite of all the bottle necks created by his opponents, he got success in his mission. 
  29. Bag and Baggage - with all belongings (बिस्तर बोरिये के साथ ) : The English left India bag and baggage in 1947.
  30. Beat about the bush - To come to the point in a round about way (घुमा फिरा कर बात करना) : Come to the main point, do not beat about the bush.
  31. Birds of a feather - People of the same nature (एक ही स्वभाव के व्यक्ति) : Birds of a feather flock together.
  32. By hook or by crook - By any means (उचित या अनुचित तरह से) : He wants to get success in the life by hook or by crook.
  33. By and by - Gradually (धीरे-धीरे) : By and by, he will become a perfect saint.
  34. By fits and starts - Irregularly (अनियमित रूप से) : Kumar failed in the examination because he studied by fits and starts.
  35. Bread and butter - Livelihood (जीविका) : Every person is busy in his bread and butter problem due to dearness.
  36. Breathe one's last - To die (अंतिम साँस लेना) : His father breathed his last leaving behind him four children.
  37. Break the ice - To break the silence (मौन का वातावरण तोडना) : When all were silent for a long time I decided to break the ice.
  38. Bolt from the blue - A great shock (बड़ा सदमा) :  His father's untimely death came to him as a bolt from the blue.
  39. Bear the brunt of - To bear main attack (मुख्य आक्रमण सहना) : Front soldiers always bear the brunt of the battle.
  40. Bird's eye view - A general study at a glance (सरसरी नज़र से देखना) : We had bird's eye view of the government report on profiteering.
  41. By all means - Certainly (निश्चय ही) : By all means he will be passed all subjects in exam.
  42. Block-head - Fool (बेवकूफ) : I can not work with him as he is a block-head.
  43. Beside the mark - Unsuitable (अनुपयुक्त) : I lost the case because my lawyer's arguments were beside the mark.
  44. By leaps and bounds - Very rapidly ( दिन दूनी रात चौगुनी) : My country is making progress by leaps and bounds in manufacturing field. 
  45. Bury the hatchet - To forget the past enmity (पुरानी शत्रुता भुला देना) : It is wise for Ram and Mahesh to bury the hatchet and be friends again.
  46. Beggars description - To be indescribable (वर्णन से बाहर) : The beauty of the Taj Mahal beggars description.
  47. Bring to book - To punish (सजा देना) :The naughty boy was brought to book by the Principal.
  48.  Beat the air - Making useless efforts (हवा में हाथ पैर मारना) : When the lion was shot dead, it began to beat the air with its paws.
  49. Black sheep - An undesirable member of a group (बुरा या अवांछनीय व्यक्ति) : He is the black sheep of my family.
  50. Black and white - In writing (लिखित रूप में) : I can forgive you if you apologize in black and white.
Persons में परिवर्तन के नियम (Rules for the change of Persons)

Rule 1: Direct से Indirect बनाते समय Reported Speech के First Person के Pronouns (I, me, my, mine, we, us, ours) को Reporting Verb के Subject के Person, Number और Gender के अनुसार बदल देते है । जैसे :
1. Direct - I said, "I do not like that book."
    Indirect - I said that I did not like that book.
2. Direct - You said, "I am learning my lesson."
    Indirect - you said that you were learning your lesson.
3. Direct - They said, "We want to go to Delhi."
    Indirect - They said that they wanted to go to Delhi.

Rule 2: Direct से Indirect में परिवर्तन करते समय Reported Speech में आये हुए Second Person के Pronouns('you', 'your', 'yours') को reporting Verb के Object के Person, Number और Gender के अनुसार बदल देते है । जैसे :
1. Direct - He said to me, "You are happy."
    Indirect - He told me that I was happy.
2. Direct - You said to him, "You are very sad."
    Indirect - You told him that you were very sad.
3. Direct - He said to them, "You are not doing any work."
    Indirect - He told them that they were not doing any work.

Rule 3: Direct से Indirect में परिवर्तन करते समय Reported Speech में आये हुए Third Person के Pronouns (he, she, it, they, his, her, its, their, him, them) में कोई परिवर्तन नहीं करते है । जैसे :
1. Direct - He said, "He is a postman."
    Indirect - He said that he was a postman.
2. Direct - You said, "She is not a good girl."
    Indirect - You said that she was not a good girl.
3. Direct -  Alam said to Kriya, "I shall always help you."
    Indirect - He told them that he(Alam) would always help her(Kriya).

Table of Changes in Pronouns :

PersonNominative or Subjective formObjective formPossessive form
First PersonI, Weme, usmy, mine, our, ours
Second PersonYouyouyour, yours
Third PersonHe
her, hers
their, theirs