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I found following idioms in the past papers of CSS and PCS/PMS. May you please use them sentences to make their meaning clear and separately mention their meanings, as well, in the common interest of all the aspirants because i could not find them in any dictionary or internet.


Give me five
Got up to kill
Hard shoulder
Hilarious detract from,
House are built to live in and not to look on
If winter comes, can spring be far behind
Laconic speech
Life without a philosophy is like a ship without rudder.
Loaves and Fishes
Look your age
Man does not live by bread alone
Meaningful dialogue.
Monkey with,
Off the wall
Oily tongue
On right earnest,
On the sky
Out to lunch
Over head and ears
Pecuniary aid
Petticoat Government,
Pith and marrow
Play truant
Pocket an insult.
Pocket the affront
Point blank
Push to the walls
Put out of countenance
Ruling passion
Set one’s cap Down at heel,
Strike one’s colours
Succinctly
Teaming meanings
The child is father of the man.
The onlooker sees most of the game
To err is human, to refrain from laughing, humane.
We have no time to stand and stare?
What is this life, if full of care
Yawn is a Silent Shout.
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if winter comes, can spring be far behind. do not be depressed failure is part of life ,if winter comes, can spring be far behind.Oily tongue .i have seen many people who fell prey to her oily tongue.
Loaves and Fishes .now a days every one wants to get loaves and fishes from job. play truant .many student play traunt from school due to corporal punishment of teachers in punjab.
We have no time to stand and stare?
What is this life, if full of care
. every one is passing mecahnical life no one has time to enjoy nature. Pocket an insult. he did not retaliate and pocketed an insult when his frienf called him by names.
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Give me five
I like to give my sister a five whenever something funny happens during our conversations.

Hard shoulder
(A paved strip beside a motorway for stopping in emergencies) You're not supposed to park on the hard shoulder except in an emergency.

Hilarious
(very funny; entertaining, amusing)

Detract from
(to make something seem less good) One mistake is not going to detract from your achievement.

Laconic speech
(using few words, very concise or terse) I have claimed an affinity for laconic speech

Loaves and Fishes
(Materialist wealth) With the development of the society, people are beginning to focus more and more attention on how to get loaves and fishes instead of moral standards.

Meaningful dialogue
(useful discussion) The global summit will encourage meaningful dialogue on the issue.

Monkey with
(to adjust something) It seems like any time they monkey with taxes, wealthy people benefit the most.

Off the wall
(Strange; out of the ordinary; stupid; unusual) He has been making off-the-wall remarks all day.

On right earnest
(seriously) Concerned authorities should take up the matter of modernization and up-gradation of the facilities in Museum on right earnest.

On the sky
(On the rise) His reputation for being a good schemer is on the sky now-a-days.

Petticoat Government
(government by women, whether in politics or domestic affairs.)
This afforded a fresh subject for derision to those who scorned petticoat government.

Play truant
(to stray away; to loiter; especially, to stay out of school without leave) They play truant every week, and so fail.

Pocket an insult
(to receive an affront without open resentment, or without seeking redress.) The remark was a rude one but the man chose to pocket the insult.

Pocket the affront
(to receive an affront without open resentment, or without seeking redress.) The remark was a rude one but the man chose to pocket the affront.

Point blank
(refuse completely and not to change decision)
Journalists were infuriated by her point-blank refusal to discuss their divorce.

Push to the walls
(to place in a desperate or extreme position) When two persons fight, the weaker must push to the wall.

Ruling passion
(a controlling desire) He has the ruling passion that is why he cleared exam with flying colors.

Strike one’s colours
(keep strongly to one’s opinion, decisions etc) Even when they know that they are wrong, they stick to their colours in discussion.

Teaming meanings
The teeming meaning of 'Splash' is to make a liquid fall on a surface and break into many drops.

Look your age
(to seem as old as you really are and not younger or older) She barely looks her age.

Out to lunch
(Not in touch with the real world, crazy; inattentive.) She was so out to lunch that she didn't hear a word.

Over head and ears
(completely; wholly) He was over head and ears in debts.

Pecuniary aid
(monetary aid) She denies obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception.

Pith and marrow
(The essence as a source of strength; the best part)The more business he got, the greater his power seemed to grow of getting at its pith and marrow.

Put out of countenance
(Puzzled; abased; discomfort) Never had I seen the man so put out of countenance and so disturbed.

Set one’s cap
(to choose the man as a potential husband)
She was trying to set her cap on Akram but failed to do so because Akram is a sophisticated man.

Down at heel
(Shabbily dressed because of poverty) When I first met her she was down-at-heel but still respectable.

Succinctly
(precise expression in few words; concise and terse) Please state your case as succinctly as possible

If winter comes, can spring be far behind
If an evil situation has befallen in one's life, the good news that is to be followed is not far behind.

Man does not live by bread alone
Physical nourishment is not sufficient for a healthy life; man also has spiritual needs.

Oily tongue
(Flatter) He has an oily tongue, but bad heart.

The child is father of the man.
People's personalities form when they are children

The onlooker sees most of the game
People viewing a situation from the outside, when they're not directly involved, are better able to see the "bigger picture" of what is actually happening.

We have no time to stand and stare?
In this modern and busy age, we have get no time to feel free and look at the attractive things around.

What is this life, if full of care
There is no use of human life if it has nothing to give us but care and worries.
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Please solve these idioms with sentences.
All cars
Art buff
Art lies in concealing art
Bag people
Break a lance with
Compassion fatigue
Count one’s chickens (To)
Eternal vigilance is the. Price of Liberty
Evil genius
Expose to odium
Flavour of the mouth
Foreign Aid
Give every man thy ear but few thy voice.
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Bag people(Homeless people)

Historically, the bag people appeared in response to economic and political collapse that ended organized delivery and distribution of food in the cities.


Break a lance with(To engage in a tilt or contest)
There may be a few still willing to break a lance for sovereignty of the country.

Compassion fatigue(A jaded attitude on the part of a contributor toward appeals for donations or charitable aid)

More people are hungry today than ever before. Many rich people have compassion fatigue tired out with all the repeated calls to do good.

Count one’s chickens(to plan how to utilize good results of something before those results have occurred)

You may be disappointed if you count your chickens before they hatch.

Flavor of the month(suddenly but temporarily popular)

This song is the current flavor of the month.
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