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

Daily Use Idioms #125

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. Know what’s what

-The coaching institute is in the business for over 20 years they know what’s what

-अनुभवी होना

-You’re old enough now to know what’s what.

2. Kind of

-I was kind of tired when i returned last night

-कुछ, थोड़ा-सा ज्यादा

-Everlasting and unchanging, kind of mistake.

3. Everything but the kitchen sink

-Whenever we go for an outing my wife wants to buy everything but the kitchen sink

-आवश्यकता से ज्यादा चीजे

-He always seems to take everything but the kitchen sink when he goes on holiday.

4. Keen as mustard

-the new trainee is as keen as mustard.


-She was new in the job and keen as mustard .

5. Keep up appearances

-To keep up appearances, he drives expensive cars and is often seen in expensive clothes.

-दिखावा करना, झूठी शान बरकरार रखना

-She just wanted to keep up appearances for the kids.

6. Keyed up

-He’s all keyed up about flying to Dubai it’s his first flight.

-तनाव के सिथि में

-She was keyed up the coming examination.

7. Laid-back

-His laid-back attitude may affect his progress in this profession

-शांत, सिथर

-Nothing worried him, he was really laid back.

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