Most Common IDIOMS AND PHRASES in English Letter A

IDIOMS AND PHRASES provided here will help you to enrich your English vocabulary and make you sound like a native speaker. English idiomatic expressions are needed to be fluent in English and for competitive examination.

Most Common IDIOMS AND PHRASES in English

In this lesson, you are going to learn how to use IDIOMS AND PHRASE in sentences. A phrase is a small group of words that are used to build up the meaning and sometimes acts as a complete part of speech in that sentence. On the other hand, idioms are figurative in meaning, unlike phrase.

This lesson will cover the following questions.

  • What are the common phrases?
  • How do you use idioms and phrases in a sentence?
  • What is a good example of idioms?
  • What is a simple phrase?


ABC (প্রাথমিক জ্ঞান) He has no ABC in English. 

A bed of roses (পুষ্প শয্যা) Life is not a bed of roses. 

A bed of thorns (কণ্টক শয্যা) Life is a bed of thorns. 

Above all (প্রধানত) Above all he is a good man. 

A rainy day (দুর্দিন) We should save something against a rainy day. 

A slow coach ( অলস ব্যক্তি) A slow coach like him will never prosper in life. 

A black sheep (কুলাঙ্গার) He is a black sheep. 

All in all (সর্বেসর্বা) He is all in all in the family. 

All of (on) a sudden ( হঠাৎ) He entered my room all on a sudden. 

After all (মোটের উপর) After all he is a nice man. 

All along (সব সময়) All along I was present in the meeting. 

At daggers drawn ( সাপে-নেউলে) At present, the two brothers are at daggers drawn. 

At finger's end (নখদর্পণে) Your statement is at my finger's end. 

As if (যেন) He speaks as if he knew everything. 

At all (মোটেই) He does not read at all. 

At home (দক্ষ) He is at home in English. 

At home (আরাম) do not feel at home in a new place. 

At length (অবশেষে) He came to the meeting at length. 

At least (কমপক্ষে) At least five thousand people were present in the meeting. 

At one's wit's end (হতভম্ব) I am at my wit's end what to do. 

At stake (বিপদে পড়া) His life is at stake now. 

At sixes and seven (এলোমেলো) The books are at sixes and seven on the table. 

At large (স্বাধীন) Birds fly at large in the sky. 

At last (অবশেষে) At last God took pity on him. 

At variance with (সামঞ্জস্যহীন)  His works were at variance with his words. 

A man of letters (বিদ্বান ব্যক্তি) Dr. Sahidullah was a man of letters. 

At a glance (একনজরে) I looked over the paper at a glance. 

At the top of (উচ্চস্বরে), He shouted at the top of his voice. 

At random (উদ্দেশ্যহীনভাবে) He talks at random. 

At the eleventh hour (শেষ মুহূর্তে) He came to see his ailing father at the eleventh hour. 

All and sundry (সকলকেই) The principal loves all and sundry. 

All the same (একই) It is all the same to me whether you come or not. 

According to (অনুসারে) He acted according to my plan.

Apple of discord (বিবাদের বিষয়) The land is the apple of discord between the two brothers.

As to (সম্বন্ধে) I know nothing as to the boy.

As well as (এবং) He, as well as his friend, came to the meeting.

As soon as (যত তাড়াতাড়ি সম্ভব) I shall come back as soon as I can. 

As regards (সম্পর্কে) As regards him, I know nothing.

At a dead lock (অচলাবস্থা) At present our telephone is at a dead lock.

At long last (অবশেষে) At long last he supported me.

At a stretch (একনাগাড়ে) I can walk five miles at a stretch.
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