Top 10 Most Important Idioms and Phrases Starting with A, Its Meaning with Examples


This is the first post of Idioms and Phrases series. This post covers the top 10 most important idioms and phrases starting with A, It's Meaning with Examples but most important is that you should know how to study idioms so that you remember them permanently.

To be frank, not only idioms and phrases but to learn any portion of English you will have to involve yourself in it, to understand it in such a way that you can use your knowledge in the exam.

This post is prepared to keep in mind the syllabus of competitive exams. Important for SSC CGL, CHSL, Bank PO, CDS, and other state exams.

Here is a list of top 10 most important idioms and phrases starting with A, It's Meaning with Examples :

Idiom 01: A dime a dozen

Meaning: Common and available anywhere

Example: Corrupt policemen are " a dime a dozen " in this city

Idiom 02: A field day

Meaning: A very enjoyable time

Example: My parents had " a field day " with me at my school

Idiom 03: A lot on my plate

Meaning: Very busy

Example: I have got " a lot on my plate " as my director is arriving tomorrow

Idiom 04: A penny for your thoughts

Meaning: Ask for advice

Example: I had " a penny for your thoughts " in solving my exam mock papers

Idiom 05: All ears

Meaning: Listen carefully

Example: I am " all ears " when my boss was discussing my salary issues


Idiom 06: All the rage

Meaning: Popular

Example: Prime minister Narendra Modi is " all the rage " these days

Idiom 07: An arm and a leg

Meaning: Very expensive

Example: The ring I liked at jewelry shop costs " an arm and a leg "

Idiom 08: Ants in pants

Meaning: Nervous

Example: Ravi had " ants in his pants " while attending the interview for jobs in Wipro

Idiom 09: Apple of my eye

Meaning: Respected person

Example: My mother is " apple of my eye "

Idiom 10: At the drop of a hat

Meaning: Instantly

Example: I called my friend " at the drop of a hat " when I heard he is suffering from jaundice

I tried my best to list the top 10 most important idioms and phrases starting with A, It's Meaning with Examples for Banking Exams as well as other competitive exams.

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