Idioms & Phrases 2 | Hamaraguru
11. Assume airs (to pretend superiority) - After becoming an IAS officer he has assumed airs.
12. At a stone’s throw (at a little distance) - Lal Quila is at a stone’s throw from my house.
13. At large (absconding) - Many terrorists are at large and posing a serious threat to the security of India.
14. At loggerheads (to be at strife) - Congress is always at loggerheads with BJP.
15. At naught (to disregard or treat as of no importance) - Leaders today set Gandhiji’s ideals at naught.
16. At odds (in disagreement) - Various political parties are at odds in the matter of Women Reservation Bill.
17. At sea (to be confused) - He was at sea when he saw the question paper.
18. At one’s beck and call (at service) - The servants were always at the beck and call of the rich merchant.
19. Back stairs influence (improper and private influence) - He tried to get a government job by backstair influence.
20. Bad egg (a worthless person) - Often a prodigal son of a rich father becomes a bad egg for the society.