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1. brushes off( verbal phrases)
2. bursh past (verbal pharses)
- 1. To refuse to listen to what someone says, or to refuse to think about something seriously
- Example:-He just brushed off all their criticisms.
- 2. To walk quickly past someone, usually because you do not want to speak to them
- Example:- Ignoring their protests, Newman brushed past waiting journalists.
pit sb/sth against sb/sth phrasal verb
- to cause one person, group or thing to fight against or be in competition with another
- Example:-It was a bitter civil war, that pitted neighbour against neighbour.
- Source:- With the BJP pitting Vijender against three times chief Minister Shiela Dixit his other identities taken a back seat
pit your wits against sb/sth (idiom)
- To see if you can be cleverer than someone or something
- Example:-Would you like to pit your wits against our quiz champion?
3. Be Incumbent on/upon sb formal
- 1.Officially having the named position
- The incumbent president faces problems which began many years before he took office.OR person who has or had a particular official position
- The present incumbent ( of the post) is due to retire next month.
- 2.the period during which someone has a particular official position
- During her incumbency ( as commissioner), several changes were introduced. 3.To be necessary for someone
- She felt it incumbent upon/on her to raise the subject at their meeting.
- SOURCE:- There was a anti incumbency for several year in her state. (Shila Dixit)
Run the show(Idiom)
- To be the leader, who is in control of a group of people doing something
- If you need help, ask Mark - he's running the show.
- Source:- She(Shila Dixit) is running the show with dummy MLA
- A job or piece of work which is often boring or unpleasant but needs to be done regularly
- I find writing reports a real chore (= very boring) . Source:- I would not like to name any person who runs her chores in sates
- Quiet, gentle and not willing to argue or state your opinions in a forceful way/
- She seemed so very meek and mild.
- source:-Jaya slams center's 'meek and passive' approach on fisherman
- 1. to allow yourself or another person to have something enjoyable, especially more than is good for you
- The soccer fans indulged their patriotism, waving flags and singing songs.
- 2.to give someone anything they want and not to mind if they behave badly
- My aunt indulges the children dreadfully.
Patriarch noun and Patriarchy
- A male leader of a family or organisation or bishops
- Patriarchy is a society in which male is the leader of family
- source:- BJP patriarch LK ADVANI
Falling like ninepins
- to be injured or falling in large number.
- Here ninepines is a game in which bottle shape ninepines should be fall one stock
- I have never seen so much injured players. They were falling in large number like ninepines.
- 1. Not certain, means having two opinions,
- The government can not wobble on this issue.
- 2. Movement, shake or movement from side to side shows poor performance
- Do not wobble the table, Please
- Source:- Shewag and Gambir out early and Delhi wobbled 49 for Four
chink in somebody armour [idiom]
Armour:-Strong protective covering, especially for body
- A fault in someone's character or argument that may cause problems for them
- A single chink in our armour at the negotiating table means we could lose out badly.
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