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

Daily Use Idioms #120

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. In place

-Everything in the room was in place when police came for interrogation.


– The seat covers are held in place by tapes.

2. In terms of

-in terms of the agreement, we can not sell the products online.

-के शब्दों में, के मामले में के अनुसार

-Femininity is still defined in terms of beauty.

3.In a cleft stick

-whether to sell the house now or wait for the hike in prices and miss the offer- i was in a cleft stick.

-कश्मकहाक दुविधा में

– I was in a cleft stick—my job was boring but I couldn’t move to another firm without losing my company pension.

4. In limbo

-The plans for the expansion are in limbo now that the company has run out of funds.

-भूलना अधर में लटकना

– Neither party accepted her, so she was in limbo.

5. In the firing line

-The company diversified mindlessly, and they are now in the firing line of their angry shareholders.

-लड़ाई में आगे की पंक्ति

– The employment secretary found himself in the firing line over recent job cuts.

6. Hit the jackpot

-It was not a particularly good novel, but it won the jackpot for its author.

-किस्मत का तारा चमक उठना

– He must have hit the jackpot with the sales of his last gramophone record.

7.And all that jazz

-He told me to study for five hours and do exercise for two hours and all that jazz.

-हर पररकर की वास्तु

-They sell televisions and radios and all that jazz.

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