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

Daily Use Idioms #122

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. Jump Ship

-He was to come with us and lend a hand but he seems to have jumped ship.

-बच निकलना, एकैक बिना बताय कही का काम छोड़ देना

-Sam seriously injured the fellow, and was then compelled to jump ship

2. Just around the corner

-It’s nice to see new leaves on the trees and to know that spring must be just around the corner.

-नजदीक होना, पास ही में होना

-Our house is just around the corner.

3. A kick in the teeth

-She was refused promotion which was a real kick in the teeth after all the extra work she’d done.

-किसी के साथ वेह्व्हर करना या किसी को समय सहायता नहीं करना

-Sometimes you need a kick in the teeth to get up and going again and to concentrate on the basics.

4. Kick the habit

-No coffee for me, thanks. I’m trying to kick the habit.

-बुरी आदत छोरना नशे की लत छोर देना

-I just can’t seem to kick the habit.

5. Kill two birds with one stone

-I had to go to Hyderabad for a meeting with my agent, and decided to kill two birds with one stone and go see my sister while i was there anyway.

-इक पंथ दो काज, इक तीर से दो निशाने लगाना

-Thorpey said it’d kill two birds with one stone.

6. Make a killing

-They made a killing in real estate.

-आसानी से धन कमाना

-Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.

7. A king’s ransom

-On her birthday, he bought for her a diamond necklace which must have been worth a king’s ransom

-धन का बड़ा हिस्सा, बेहद कीमती

-Her diamond necklace must have cost a king’s ransom.

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