Idioms & Phrases 31 | Hamaraguru
301. Turn the tables (to change the situation completely) - The ruling party had an easy victory in the last Lok Sabha election, but inflation and corruption have turned the table.
302. Under a cloud (under suspicious conditions) - Ever since the rumors of corruption started, the former chief minister has been under a cloud.
303. Under the rose (secretly) - He is selling confidential documents under the rose.
304. Under the thumb of (completely under one’s power or influence) - He is under the thumb of his mother and does not listen to the problems of his wife.
305. Up to the mark (up to standard) - I have to watch my staff all the time to keep them up to the mark.
306. Vexed question (much debated and discussed) - 'Mercy killing should be granted or not' has become a vexed question.
307. Wash dirty linen in public (to expose private affairs in public) - There is nothing as bad as washing one’s dirty linen in public.
308. Wash one’s hand of (to be free from) - Police have washed their hands of the kidnapping case.
309. Wear a long face (to look gloomy) - In spite of losing his job, he did not wear a long face.
310. Wild goose chase (useless efforts) - Pakistan’s efforts to grab Kashmir have proved to be a wild goose chase.
311. Win laurels (to win honors) - Sachin won laurels for India.