Idioms & Phrases 29 | Hamaraguru
281. Stand in good stead (to be of great service) - Your experience will always stand in good stead when you join a full-time job.
282. A storm in a teacup (much hue and cry over a little matter) - Do not worry about these silly rows. They are storm in a teacup.
283. Strain every nerve (to make every possible effort) - I strained every nerve to get out of the problem.
284. Sword of Damocles (an imminent danger) - Terrorism is a sword of Damocles hanging over the whole world.
285. Take a leaf out of another man’s book (to imitate another person) - He has no originality of thought; he only takes a leaf out of another man’s book to make quick money.
286. Take exception to (to be offended by something) - She took exception to his joke.
287. Take into one’s head (to suddenly decide to do something, often silly or surprising) - It took into their heads to get married next Sunday.
288. Take pains (to work hard) - She took pains to bring up her children after her husband's death.
289. Take the bull by the horns (to face danger with courage) - Bhagat Singh took the bull by the horns and bravely challenged the British empire.
290. Take to one’s heels (to run away) - when the police came, the robber took to his heels.