Idioms & Phrases 27 | Hamaraguru
261. Put to the sword (to kill,) - Nadir Shah put even children to the sword.
262. Put up with (to tolerate) - Maharana Pratap could not put up with an insult.
263. Rank and file (lower-middle-class people) - The extraordinary speeches of the great orators cannot be appreciated by the rank and file.
264. Red rag to a bull (something which will undoubtedly produce a violent reaction) - The racial comments against the Indians proved to be a red rag to a bull, and the riot took place.
265. Rise to the occasion (to show that you can deal with a difficult situation) - Mahatma Gandhi rose to the occasion and dared the British.
266. Roll up one’s sleeves (to be prepared for hard work) - We will have to roll up our sleeves as the time of examination has come.
267. Rub shoulders with (to meet and spend time with) - He claims to have rubbed shoulders with Salman Khan during his journey to Sydney.
268. Run down (reduced in health/to criticize) - I was worried because she looked run down. Do not run down your friends in public.
269. Run short/ Hard up (not proving sufficient, shortage of money/ something) - I am running short of money these days. If you are hard up, you can come to me.
270. Scratch one’s head (to be perplexed) - I scratched my head when I saw the puzzles in the PO exam.