Idioms are so useful when it comes to expressing something in a better way, especially in the speaking section. There are some situations when you have to state something in a short period of time but it takes so much time to deliver. Then comes the role of idioms that makes your sentences look more precise and effective. Here is lesson 1 of the Useful Idioms for Better Communication Series that you can learn to improve your speaking and writing.
Daily Use Idioms #1
Here is the list of 7 Idioms in this lesson. Learn, Use, and Improve.
Note: sth means something while sb means somebody. One’s is replaced with a possessive pronoun such as your, my, his, her, etc.
1. take sth/sb into account
– remember to include something in one’s calculations, to consider something while reviewing a situation
– ध्यान देना , विचार करना
I hope you will take into account the fact that I have always worked hard for your company.
2. get one’s act together
– start organizing oneself so that one does things in an effective way
– बेहतर ढंग से काम करने के लिए तैयार होना
The employees have been doing a lot of nonsense things, so the boss has advised them to get their act together.
– sth is not working or can not be sued, sb is injured or ill and cannot do things he or she usually does.
– काम न कर पाना, विवशता वश कार्य न कर पाना
I have not sued my phone for a month as it is out of action.
The system is out of action due to some server issues.
– unresolved, undecided, subject to change
– अनिश्चित, उलझा हुआ
Plans for the picnic are still up in the air since we can’t decide where to go.
– remove the bad feelings between people, and clarify or get rid of a difficult or complex problem
– किसी मुश्किल से बाहर आना, संदेह दूर करना
A frank discussion can help to clear the air.
– Comprehensive, including everything, thoroughly
– पूर्णतया, शुरू से अंत तक
By the end of the week, we knew the subject from A to Z.
– surprise or shock somebody so much that, he or she does know how to behave for a short time
– आश्चर्यचकित होना
I was taken aback by the news of his death.