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

Daily Use Idioms #112

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. Hit the road

-It’s getting late I’d better hit the road

-प्रस्थान करना

Follow the footpath and you’ll eventually hit the road.

2. Go the whole hog

-Getting my computer repaired was to cost me so much that i decided to go the whole hug and buy a new system

-पूरा करना / नया करना

Let’s go the whole hog and order champagne.

3. Hold the fort

-She did a good job of holding the fort until her father, the boss, recovered fully

-देखभाल करना / जिम्मेदारी संभालना

Hold the fort and keep the faith!

4. No holds barred

-The election campaign was rather a dirty affair, with no holds and hands

-बिना किसी रोकटोक के

It is a war with no holds barred and we must prepare to resist.

5. By hook or by cook

-I decided that i was going to get that job by hook by crook.

-किसी न किसी तरह

I’ll get her to marry me, by hook or by crook.

6. Off the hook

-As he was not in the town when the robbery occurred, he was off the hook.

-दंड से बचना या बचाना

I left the phone off the hook, so it wouldn’t ring.

7. Hope against hope

-I’m hoping against hope that someone would come one day and return my lost wallet.

-वैवर्त की आशा

They hope against hope that all would come well.

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