:By and Large :
By and large means usually or generallyLadies, by and large, have a craving for trinkets even though they have a hoard of valuable jewelleries.
By A Whisker :
If you do something by a whisker, you only just manage to do it and come very near indeed to failing.
Raijan escaped by a whisker from the speeding lorry.
By Cracky :
A term used by rural folks in years past to emphasize a matter of importance or urgency.
By cracky, you need to get out there in the field with that mule and plough and finish the sod-busting before dark.
By Dint Of :
This means AS A RESULT OF or BECAUSE OF or BY FORCE or BY MEANS OF.
Sushma won gold medal in swimming by dint of rigorous practice.
By Fair Means or Foul :
By any means - good or bad
You must achieve your object by fair means or foul.
By Far :
Comparatively till now
THE SONG OF THE LORD is by far the best book that I have edited.
By Fits and Starts :
Without steady application
Do not entrust the job of interior decoration to marigold decorators. They are prone to work by fits and starts.
By Heart :
If you learn something by heart, you learn it word for word.
The geography teachers asked the students to learn by heart the capitals and currencies of all the countries in the world.
By Hook or By Crook :
By any means
If you are prepared to do something by book or by crook, you are willing to do anything - good or bad - to reach your goal.
I must be in Mumbai tomorrow morning by hook or by crook.
By Leaps and Bounds :
By a series of sudden and rapid advances
Something that happens by leaps and bounds happens very quickly in big steps.
Electronic communication system is making progress by leaps and bounds.
By The Back Door :
If something is stared or introduced by the back door, then it is not done openly or by following the proper procedures.
Ravi tried by the back door to get admission in the medical college for his daughter.
By The Book :
If you do something by the book, you do it exactly as you are supposed to.
Our teacher used to tell us, “Do not write answers by the book. You will get good marks only if your answers are in genuine.”
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