Idioms Beginning With ‘C’

 

Idioms Meaning
Call for To demand (answer, explanation) माग करना
Call forth To produce a reaction (कई प्रतिक्रिया पैदा करना)
Call in To summon ( भीतर बुलाना)
Call off an event (passive) To cancel, abandon (रद्द करना, प्रकिया को रोक देना )
Call on To pay a visit (जाकर मुलाकात करना)
Call up To recall (याद करना)
Call upon/on To invite to do something (कुछ करने या बोलने के लिए आमंत्रित करना)
Call on To Visit (मिलने जाना)
Capital punishment Death penalty (मृत्युदंड)
Carried the day Won (विजयी होना)
Carry out To complete or fulfill, To execute (किसी कार्य या आदेश को पुरा करना)
Cast aside Ignore as useless (बेकार समझकर ध्यान न देना)
Cast down Depressed (निराश होना)
Catch on To become popular (लोकप्रिय होना)
Catch up (with) To stop being behind (बराबरी पर आ जाना)
Chance upon To meet by chance (आचानक मिल जाना)
Cheek by jowl Very near (बहुत पास में)
Chicken hearted Cowardly (कायर, डरपोक)
Clear of To free from blame (आरोप मुक्त करना)
Close fisted person Miserly person (कंजूस व्यक्ति )
Close shave Narrow escape (बाल-बाल बचना)
Close with To fight युद्व करना (शत्रु से)
Cut to the quick Hurt extremely (बहुत अधिक दु:ख पहुंचाना)
Come about To happen (घटित होना)
Come across To find (unexpectedly) or meet by chance (अचानक मिल जाना)
Come forward To offer help (सहायता के लिए आगे आना)
Come in for To receive (criticism, blame) सामना करना
Come of with flying colours To get a grand success (शानदार सफलता प्राप्त करना)
Come off To take place successfully (सफल होना)
Come round To accept someone’s opinion (दूसरे की बात मानकर विचार बदल लेना)
Come through To complete successfully (फलतापूर्वक पूर करना)
Come up Rising in status (हैसियत बढ़ना)
Count on To depend on, To rely on (विश्वास करना या निर्भर रहना)
Crocodile tears False show of grief (दुख का झूठा दिखावा)
Crop up To happen unexpectedly (problem) (अचानक प्रकट होना)
Cry for the moon An unattainable ambition (न पूरी होने वाला सपना)
Cry out To shout (चिल्लाना)
Cut above Superior (बेहतर होना)
Cut no ice To make no effect (बेअसर होना)
Cut out for To be suitable for (कटौती करना)
Cut out Specially suitable (विशेष रूप से योग्य होना)
Carry the coal to newcastle Spending time and energy in doing something that is useless and wastage of energy. (बे-वजह मेहनत करना)
Cast pearls before swine A right thing in a wrong hand. (किस वस्तु ऐसे व्यक्ति को देना जो उसका मूल्य न समझे)
Castles in the air Day dream/ a hope or desire unlikely to be realized. (हवाई किला बनाना / ख्याली पुलाऊ बनाना)
Cat and dog life Troublesome life. (कलहपूर्ण जीवन)
Catch a tartar To grapple with a unexpectedly formidable opponent. (बहुत बड़ी परेशानी से सामना करना)
Cat’s paw A person used by another as a dupe or tool. (निजी स्वार्थ के पूर्ति में जिस व्यक्ति का प्रयोग किया जाय )
Chew the cud To ponder over/meditate. (मनन करना)
Chicken hearted Lacking courage / cowardly. (कायर)
Cock-and-bull story A concocted story. (मनगढ़ंत कहानी)
Cross swords To quarrel or fight. (लड़ना)
Cry over spilled milk Regret in vain for what cannot be undone. (व्यर्थ पछताना)
Cut a sorry figure To give a poor show. (अपने प्रयास से तनिक भी प्रभाव न छोड़ना)
Cut both ways Argue in favour of both sides. (दोनों ही पार्टी के पक्ष में तर्क करना)
Cut one’s coat according to one’s cloth To live within one’s means (अपनी आय के अनुसार व्यय करना)
Call a spade and spade to be frank (मुंहफट बात करना)
Call names to abuse (गाली देना)
Carrot and stick policy reward and punishment policy (इनाम और सजा की पाँलिसी)
Carry matters with a high hand to deal with a person strictly (सख्ती से निपटना)
Cave in yield (झुक जाना)
Chapter and verse in full detail  (पूर्ण विवरण के साथ)
Clinch the issue to clear the controversy (विवाद ख़त्म करना)
Cloven hoof symbol of disgrace or evil intention, (शैतानी इरादों का प्रतीक)
Cock a snook to show impudent contempt (असम्मान प्रकट करना)
Cock sure very sure and certain (सुनिश्चित होना)
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