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 10 of the Useful Idioms for Better Communication Series that you can learn to improve your speaking and writing.

Daily Use Idioms #10

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. blow-by-blow account

a detailed description (of the event) given as the event takes place .

-सारी घटना का वर्णन

The witness gave a blow-by-blow account of the incident.

2. in ages

for a very long time

– लम्बे समय तक

 I haven’t seen Paul in ages; he seems to have vanished off the face of the earth.

3. all up with sb

no hope is left for sb

– आशा से परे, किसी के लिए सब कच खत्म होना

It is all up with finding any survivors – they couldn’t have survived so long in these conditions.

4. all hell with let loose

confusion, uproar

– अव्यवस्था , शोरगुल

Don’t take him to party foold or all hell will let loose .

5. As broad as it’s long

the same, whatever way you look at it

किसी भी तरीके से देखने पर वैसा ही रहना

He could not decide which formal suit to purchase – he thought the choice was just about as broad as it was long.

6. be glad/ happy /to see the back of sb/sth

be pleased when sb leaves or when sth ends because you did not like them

– किसी के जाने पर ख़ुशी अनुभव करना ( नापसंद होने की वजह से )

She was glad to see the back of them with their interfering ways and their lack of respect.

7. bend over backwards to do sth

– to do all in one’s power(usually to achieve sth or accommodate sb)

– पूरी ताकत से करना ( कुछ पाने के लिए )

People are bending over backwards to please customers.

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