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

Daily Use Idioms #104

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. gung-ho

-too eager to do sth, often without thinking about the risks involved in a situation


 Senate Republicans are less gung-ho about tax cuts.

2. be gunning for

-try to harm or defeat sb

-हानि पहुंचने की कोशिश करना

Keep hidden, because they’ll be gunning for you.

3. a gut feeling

-a feeling that one is right, even if one cannot explain why

अंतकरण की भावना, अंदरूनी अहसास

He had a gut feeling that Sarah was lying.

4. so it goes

-that is the kind of thing that happens, that is life

-ऐसा ही होता है, यही जीवन है

-And so it goes around the world the center of gravity moves from the U.

5. get down to brass tracks

-begin to talk about important things, to get down to business

-मूल मुद्दो पर विचार करना

After having light snacks, the members got down to brass tacks.

6. from the cradle to the grave

-The Government promised to take care of us from the cradle to the grave.

जनम से अंत तक

-The bond of brotherhood was one to last from the cradle to the grave.

7. get back to (sth)

– return to sth

-बाद में लिखना या बताना किसी परेशान पर या फिर से चर्चा करना

I was happy to get back to my work after a long vacation.

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