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1. Maiden speech: A first public speech
Sentence: Rohan gave his first maiden speech at the annual function of his school that held on 3rd of July 2016.
2. Make a comeback: To be back to one’s former successful career life
Sentence: After remaining in social isolation for four long years, Sonia made a great comeback by launching her new book on female infanticide in India.
3. Make a great show of something: To make something publicly and openly known by creating an embarrassing or odd scene
Sentence: When Sanam came to know that nobody is listening to him, he made a great show of breaking a looking mirror on the floor of the room.
4. Make a pitch for someone or something: To say good words for someone or something, to attempt, promote, or advance someone or something
Sentence: Komal made a pitch for her friend Anu by telling the audience that she (Anu) had been one of the best fictional writers in the past.
5. Make a name for oneself: To make oneself or get famous
Sentence: We all should try to make a name for ourselves and in this way people would try to see us someone special and respectable in society where we live and earn our livelihood.
6. Make a beeline for someone or something: To get attracted towards some interesting thing or a famous personality
Sentence: As soon as Sunny Deol stepped on the stage, few daring teens from the audience made a rush towards the actor and which in turn prompted the rest of them to make a beeline for the actor.
7. Hardly have time to breathe: To be very busy or engaged with one’s work and life
Sentence: Ankita always remains very busy with her advertising job. Once she didn’t call me for long and when I asked her why, she replied that she hardly had any time to breathe.
8. Hard on the heels of something: Soon after something
Sentence: They had great admiration and success hard on the heels of their release of a new and a revolutionary book on ‘Job Ethics’.
9. Hang in the balance: To be undecided
Sentence: I still hang in the balance and unable to decide what to do in such a terrible situation.
10. Hang by a thread: To be in a fragile situation
Sentence: Romesh is suffering from a terminal disease and his life is thus hanging by a thread.
11. Go from bad to worse: To move towards the worst situation in life, to face serious life issues which don’t seem to diminish at all
Sentence: After facing continual defeats in life, his life is going from bad to worse.
12. Go haywire: To be malfunction or go wrong
Sentence: All his plans to write a book went haywire when he discovered that his manuscript has been stolen.
13. Aid and abet someone: To aid someone, especially in a crime, to incite someone
Sentence: Ravi had been caught by the police for aiding and abetting Sunil in famous Sunita Jandyal’s murder case.
14. Power behind the throne: The person who controls the situation or scene
Sentence: Everyone knew that in India the giant machine of RSS is the power behind the throne.
15. Sink one’s differences: To set aside disagreement with someone
Sentence: Let us sink our differences and become friends again.