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

Daily Use Idioms #102

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. generation gap

– a broad difference in values and attitudes between one generation to another

पीढ़ी का अंतराल या अन्तर

The changes stemmed largely from the generation gap.

2. a go-getter

-sb who has a lot of energy and confidence and wants to succeed

जोशीली और सफलता की इच्छा रखने वाला

 You want to be known as a go-getter who gets the job done well.

3. strike gold

-be lucky


She is the favorite to strike gold in the 400 meters hurdles.

4. good riddance

-a welcome loss or departure

-चलो छुटकारा तो मिला

He was indeed a good riddance.

5. a good-for-nothing

-a useless or worthless person

-बेकाम का , बेकार आदमी

I am now tired look like a good-for-nothing.

6. a grain of truth

– a small amount of truth

-थोड़ी सी सच्चाई

There wasn’t a grain of truth in anything she said.

7. the grassroots

-ordinary people in a society or political organization and not the leaders

सामान्य लोग ,जनसाधारण

Opinion at the grassroots level is sympathetic to the strikers.

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