Idioms & Phrases 26 | Hamaraguru
251. Play the fool (to act foolishly) - Why do you play the fool when it comes to spending money?
252. Pocket an insult (to bear insult) - Indians had to pocket many insults during their fight for Independence.
253. Poison one’s ears against (to set a person against another) - She has poisoned the ears of my mother-in-law.
254. Past master (an expert) - He is a past master in cheating others.
255. Pour oil on troubled waters (to calm the anger of others) - He solved the matter by pouring oil on troubled waters with his good behavior.
256. Pull the string (to exercise secret influence) - When I saw an extreme level of red-tapism in the organization, I had to pull my strings to get my work done.
257. Pull to pieces (to criticize severely) - The leader of the opposition has pulled the ruling party to pieces.
258. Put an end to (to finish) - She has put an end to her unfeasible ideas.
259. Put pen to paper (to start writing) - In my board examination, I put my pen to paper without wasting a second.
260. Put the saddle on the right horse (to blame the guilty person) - The court put the saddle on the right horse and passed the right order.