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

Daily Use Idioms #103

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. greener pastures

– a better or more exciting job or place

-सुनहरा अवसर

 I felt we were off to greener pastures .

2. be in the grip of sth

-experience sth unpleasant that one has no control over

दुखद अनुभव

The country is currently in the grip of the worst recession in 20 years.

3. get a grip on

-obtain mastery or control over sb or sth

-काबू पाना

 She tried to get a grip on the icy rock.

4. be in a groove

-feel bored because one is doing the same thing that one has done before

पक जाना ,बार बार खाना

My life seems to be in a groove. I do the same things day after day.

5. bear a grudge

-maintain resentment or anger against sb for a past offence

दुर्भावना रखना

They can bear a grudge for ever, like a fire in a mine.

6. be on guard

– be careful to avoid being tricked or getting into a dangerous situation

अंदाज़ा/अनुमान लगवाते रहना

Government should always be on guard against that danger.

7. keep sb guessing

– not tell sb what you are going to do

उत्साही

The many twists and turns in the plot will keep readers guessing until the last page.

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