Idioms and phrases are literal expressions which add colour to the language. An idiom is a form of expression, construction, phrase etc., peculiar to a language, a peculiarity of phraseology approved by usage and often having a meaning other than its grammatical or logical one, while a phrase is a group of words that functions as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence. Every language contains such idioms and phrases whether or not they are noted and explained clearly by the grammarians. English is full of many such idiomatic and phraseological expressions.
There are many works in English dealing with idioms and phrases, some of which merely give meanings and some contain etymological explanations and other particulars. A book of such works is a desideratum in English to help the young writers in this great language. The present volume is a small effort in that direction, It is hoped that it would help young scholars to develop in-depth knowledge of idioms and phrases commonly used in English.