In our series of ‘Important Idioms, Phrases & Phrasal Verbs’, today we are sharing the important idioms, phrases as well as phrasal verbs which start with the letter ‘I’. Go through this post and understand the meaning, Hindi meaning as well as usage of the following important idioms, phrases & phrasal verb to score well in English Section of the exams.
Important Idioms & Phrases with Letter ‘J’
1. Jack of all trades but master of none –
Meaning – Doing so many works without mastering even single
Meaning (Hindi) – हरफन मौला हरफन अधूरा
Example – My younger brother is a jack of all trades but the master in none, so he is facing a hard time after his graduation.
2. Jail Bird
Meaning – Frequent Prisoner
Meaning (Hindi) – बार-बार कैद होने वाला
Example – Jawahar Lal Nehru was jail bird before India became an independent country.
3. Jaundiced Eyes
Meaning – Jealous
Meaning (Hindi) – पूर्वधारणा या ईर्ष्या
Example – One who looks at others with a jaundiced eye can never be happy.
Meaning – Crossing the street (from the middle) without using the crosswalk
Meaning (Hindi) – रास्ता पार करने में लापरवाह होना
Example – It’s not difficult to guess the cause of accidents when people tend to Jaywalk.
5. Jeer at
Meaning – To make fun
Meaning (Hindi) – हँसी उड़ाना
Example – The students jeered at the cheater when he tried to put his point.
6. Jot or tittle
Meaning – A very small amount/ A tiny portion of something.
Meaning (Hindi) – छोटा सा हिस्सा
Example – You can’t make it big with jots or titles, you need a much bigger contract to survive in this industry.
7. Joshing me
Meaning – to refer to someone joking with you or tricking with you.
Meaning (Hindi) – मज़ाक करना
Example – Rahul said that he won the lottery, but actually he was just joshing me.
8. Jump at something
Meaning – Accept with enthusiasm/to accept something eagerly
Meaning (Hindi) – उत्सुकता से कुछ स्वीकार करना
Example – He jumped at the chance to go to France on company business.
9. Jump on the bandwagon
Meaning – If a person or organization jumps on the bandwagon, they decide to do something when it is already successful or fashionable.
Meaning (Hindi) – बहती गंगा में हाथ धोना
Example – When organic food became popular, certain stores were quick to jump on the bandwagon and promote it.
10. Jump the gun
Meaning – Do something before it’s time to do it
Meaning (Hindi) – जल्दबाजी करना
Example – Ramesh has the habit of jumping the gun.
11. Just deserts
Meaning – That which one deserves, especially a punishment or unfavourable outcome/receive what one deserves, especially appropriate punishment.
Meaning (Hindi) – पात्र को उपयुक्त सजा मिलना
Example – Those who caused great trouble to others rarely got their just deserts.
12. Jump to the conclusion
Meaning – Decide something too quickly and without thinking about it
Meaning (Hindi) – बिना सोचे समझे सीधे निष्कर्ष पर आ जाना
Example – Jumping the conclusion may harm in the long run.
13. Just in case
Meaning – In the event that something does or does not happen
Meaning (Hindi) – अगर ऐसा हो जाए तो/शायद ज़रुरत पड़े
Example – Be sure to set two alarms, just in case the first one doesn’t go off.
14. Jumbled up
Meaning – To mix some things up in a random, confused, or disorderly manner
Meaning (Hindi) – उलझा देना
Example – The toddler jumbled up the important papers of the meeting.
Important Phrasal Verb Starting With Letter ‘J’
15. Jack around
Meaning – To waste time.
Meaning (Hindi) – समय बर्बाद करना
Example – The work must be done before sunset, so stop jacking around and let’s get the work done.
16. Jack in
Meaning – To stop doing a regular activity. Often a job or studies.
Meaning (Hindi) – एक नियमित गतिविधि करना बंद करना
Example – My sister is going to jack her job in after marriage.
17. Jack up
Meaning – To raise, hoist, or lift a thing using a jack, or similar means/To raise, increase, or accelerate; often said of prices, fees, or rates. See also jack up the price.
Meaning (Hindi) – बढ़ाना
Example – He jacked the car up to change the tire.
The government is going to jack up the price of gasoline again.
18. Jazz up
Meaning – To make gaudy, more attractive and bright.
Meaning (Hindi) – रोचक बनाना
Example – My mother jazzed up our living room with new furniture.
19. Jerk Around
Meaning – To treat badly and take advantage of someone, to act foolishly.
Meaning (Hindi) – बुरी तरह से व्यवहार करना/मूर्ख बनाना
Example -: Stop jerking me around and tell me the truth.
20. Jerk off
Meaning – To waste time doing nothing.
Meaning (Hindi) – कुछ भी न करके समय बर्बाद करना|
Example -: You must stop jerking off now as we have to complete it soon.
21. Jot down
Meaning – to write down hurriedly;
Meaning (Hindi) – संक्षेप में लिख देना
Example -: Let me jot down your details on this paper so as not to forget it.
22. Juice up
Meaning – To charge, to charge up
Meaning (Hindi) – चार्ज करना
Example -: I need to juice up my phone because the battery is dead.
23. Jump in
Meaning – To enter something quickly.
Meaning (Hindi) –
Example -: I jumped in the car, and we sped off to the meeting.
Feel free to jump in at any moment while we are talking.
24. Jump off
Meaning – To move from an elevated place by one jump./To be very noticeable, interesting, exciting in a writing painting, picture etc.
Meaning (Hindi) – एक ऊंचे स्थान से एक कूदना / बहुत ही ध्यान देने योग्य होना
Example -: The cat jumped off the wall.
The story is so realistic that the characters jump off the page.
25. Jump on
Meaning – To board a public transport vehicle./To attack someone verbally, or criticise them for small errors.
Meaning (Hindi) – सार्वजनिक परिवहन वाहन से जाना ./ किसी पर मौखिक रूप से हमला करना या छोटी त्रुटियों के लिए आलोचना करना
Example -: I jumped on the bus and went to the theatre.
He’s always jumping on his son for the slightest little mistake.
26. Jump out at
Meaning – To be immediately noticeable/have a strong visual or mental impact; be very striking.
Meaning (Hindi) – तत्काल ध्यान देने योग्य
Example -: The idea behind the intelligently drawn picture jumps at you when you see it.
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