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

Daily Use Idioms #106

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. get the picture

– It took him a while get the picture, but now things are clear to him.

समझना

You’ve said enough. I get the picture.

2. give ground

-The prime minister adamantly refused to give ground to his critics over the nuclear policy.

-पीछे हटना, हर जाना , दब जाना

The army was forced to give ground when the enemy started its new offensive.

3. give sb the slip

-He’s has been somewhere around fir last one year and has managed to give the police the slip.

बच निकलना

she has been somewhere around fir last one year and has managed to give the police the slip.

4. go through hell

-The under trial said little, but his face said it all-it was the face of a person who has gone through hell.

-ख़राब समय चलना / ख़राब समय से गुजरना

I love my friend John like a brother – I know he’d go through hell and high water for me.

5. gutter press

-You cannot cultivate your opinion adequately if you depend on gutter press for news reports.

-सनसनीखेज समाचार छापने वाला पात्र

The gutter press is those newspapers which are full of shocking stories about people’s private lives.

6. have it out with sb

-She’s started coming late for work-I’m going to have it out with her.

किसी दिक्कत को सुलझाने के लिए बातचीत करना

I need to have it out with her once and for all.

7. beat (or bang on hit) one’s head against a brick wall

-I have tried many times to convince him to stop smoking but I’m beating my head against a brick wall.

-समय व्वर्थ करना , व्वर्थ की कोशिश करना

I have tried many times to convince him to stop smoking but I’m beating my head against a brick wall.

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