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

Daily Use Idioms #115

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. Hush money

-Redundancy payments are more than not hush money, paid to keep the recipients quiet about their former employess.

-घुस, रिश्वत

She claimed that the minister had offered her hush money to keep their child a secret.

2. Hale and hearty

-My uncle was hale and hearty till his sudden death last week.

-पूर्ण रूप से सवसथ

He is eighty, but still hale and hearty.

3. Die hard

-Ancient traditions die hard in isolated parts our country

-जाबाज, अंतिम दम तक लड़ने वाला

Old conventions die hard.

4. Go haywire

-The plans for the party have one haywire

-बंद पढ़ना

Many Americans think their legal system has gone haywire.

5. Heah to Head

– The Civil Society and the government are engaged in head to heart conflict over Lok Pal Bill.

-सीधे-सीधे आमने-सामने

The company will be going head to head with the giant of the pharmaceuticals market.

6. Up to the hilt

-Even after their divorce, he took care of his wife up to the hilt.


The government is already borrowing up to the hilt, so it can’t afford to spend any more.

7. A honeymoon period

-The new government brief honeymoon period lasted until the first budget.


We are in a honeymoon period, and I believe it is an extended honeymoon period.

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