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

Daily Use Idioms #108

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. hold one’s own

-She can hold her own in any debate on social issues.

विपरत हालातों के बावजूद उचित करना

Do reasonably well despite opposition,competition, or criticism

2. Put sth on hold

-The project has been put on hold until our financial position improves

-इंटराज करवाना

Her own plans had to be put on hold.

3. Be at home

-By the end of the week she was beginning to feel more at home in her new job.

-सुखपूर्वक होना

I’ll very likely be at home all day.

4. Split hairs

-Let’s not split hairs about whose turn it is, we’ll switch on the water

-बाल ली खाल निकलना

Don’t split hairs. You know what I’m getting at.

5. Hammer and tongs

-They’ve fighting hammer and tongs with each other for years-I’m told it’s a sign of a happy marriage!

-बड़े जोर जोर से

The husband and wife were quarreling hammer and tongs.

6. Hand in glove

-The opposition suspects the ruling party is hand in glove with mining business.

घनिष्ट सम्बन्ध निकट सयोग मिली भगत

He was found to be hand in glove with the enemy.

7. Hands down

-The paie won the hands down-the final score was 6-4,6-3

-आराम से

Hand down please, mister Grant.

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