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

Daily Use Idioms #114

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. Hand-in hand

-Crime usually goes hand-in-hand with poverty

-मिलकर, हाथ में हाथ डेल, साथ साथ

Let’s walk hand in hand

2. Lay or get hands on

-Peace and democracy are hanging by a thread in the troubled country.

-घृणा, प्राप्त करना

He is still in hospital, his life hanging by a thread.

3. Hammer and tongs

-We could hear the neighbours going at each other hammer and tongs

-हथोड़ा और चिमंता

The husband and wife were quarreling hammer and tongs.

4. Play hide and seek

-It’s time you started abiding the law and stop playing hide and seek with police

-ताल-मटोल करना

The place is a wide road, tall white poplar tree, low angustifolia forests, and often go to play hide and seek in the woods.

5. It’s high time

-It’s high time the teachers are paid higher salaries.

-उत्तम समय, सही समय

 It’s high time you were able to get yourself up, my boy!

6. Hither and thither

-He went hither and thither, looking for his child.

-जहा तहा, यहाँ वह

Refugees run hither and thither in search of safety.

7. Hue and cry

-Every time the government raises taxes there’s a great hue and cry from the voters.

-शोर-शराबा, हल्ला-गुल्ला

Further cuts in welfare have raised a hue and cry among the American public.

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