Idioms for B.A Students Punjab University 2015

Saif Ullah Zahid

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31. A house of cards- a poor plan
The organization that looked so solid and dependable turned out to be a house of 

32. At an arm’s length-
to keep at a distance
John always keeps his friends at arm's length, so that no one gets close enough
to hurt his  feelings.

33. At sixes and sevens- in disorder
When I entered the room, everything was at sixes and sevens.

34. A bull in a China shop-
an awkward person
Lester felt like a bull in a china shop; reaching for an orange, he made several 
elaborate pyramids of fruit tumble down.

35. A red-letter day-
an important day
The day Pakistan was born is a real red-letter day for us.

36. A nine-days wonder-
pleasure for a short time
His music was derided by an older generation convinced that he was a nine-day wonder.

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