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

Daily Use Idioms #123

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. Kiss and make up

-A couple in our neighborhood argues a lot and makes great noise, but luckily they kiss and make up soon.

-समाधान करना, मेल करना व् कराना

-I think they just fight because they like to kiss and make up.

2. Kiss of death

-An alliance with this group could prove to be a kiss of death for you.

-आपसी सम्बन्ध ख़तम होना

-If she approaches Dad on my behalf that kiss of death to my trip.

3. Kith and kin

-After his failures, he was avoided by all including his kith and kin.

-परिचित और सम्भान्धि

-How could he do such an awful thing to his own kith and kin?

4. On a knife-edge (or Razor’s edge)

-The theatre is on a financial knife-edge and he has survived due to rax exemptions

-ायधिक से काटना

-His future in the job is balanced on a knife-edge .

5. Tie the knot

-They decided to tie the knot before he left for his Army duty.

-शादी के बंधन में बांधना

-My fiance and I will tie the knot next April.

6. Be in the know

-It is suspected that the union leader was in the know of the management’s plans.

-कुछ ऐसा जानना जिसे दूसरे लोग न जानते हो

-It was gratifying to be in the know about important people.

7. Keep abreast of

-Please keep me abreast of any change in his condition.

-किसी वास्तु विशेष का ज्ञान होना

-It’s important to keep abreast of the latest developments in computers.

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