Phrase -1. Kith and kin
Phrase -2. A burning question
Phrase -3. A bed of roses
Phrase - 4. A cold reception
Meaning - a welcome, lacking affection or warmth
Example - He was given a cold reception at the party.
Phrase -5. To change hands
Meaning - to pass to a different owner
Example - Soon after the millionaire’s death, his bungalow changed hands.
Phrase - 6. To die hard
Meaning - to change or disappear very slowly
Example - Old habits die hard.
Phrase - 7. To hold water
Meaning - sound logical
Example - His explanation does not hold water any more.
Phrase - 8. To lose heart
Meaning - to be disheartened
Example - Do not loose heart because you have lost your job, you can always get another.
Phrase - 9. To win laurels
Meaning -distinguish oneself
Example - Sunil Gavasker has won many laurels as one of the greatest cricketers.
Phrase - 10. To play up
Meaning -to try to make something appear more important than it is
Example - She played up her past achievements just to impress us.
Phrase - 11. Go to roost
Meaning - retire for the night
Example - I am in the habit of going to roost early.
Phrase - 12. Pen and ink
Phrase - 13. Neck and crop
Phrase - 14. All and sundry
Phrase - 15. An old flame
Meaning - Sweetheart
Example - She was an old flame of my brother.
Phrase - 16. Heart to heart
Meaning - frank and free
Example - It was only after a heart to heart talk with Leela that we were able to sort out our differences.
Phrase - 17. To while away
Meaning - to spend time uselessly
Example - Those who while away time at the sowing season can not hope to reap the harvest.
Phrase - 18. Ups and downs
Meaning - bad and good days
Example - Almost everyone must have seen ups and downs in life.
Phrase - 19. Spick and span
Meaning - neat and clean
Example - Do you expect a bachelor’s flat to spick and span?
Phrase - 20. A stepping stone
Meaning - source of advancement
Example - Your success in this examination should only be a stepping stone for your future plans.