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

Daily Use Idioms #126

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. Get a life

-Every time I see his designs, I feel like saying, You sad man, get a life!

-उपहास करना, हंसी उड़ाना

Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over the dunes, a life in which you stop and watch how a red-tailed hawk circles over a pond and a stand of pines.

2. Somewhere along the line

-It is not very clear what went wrong with his batting but somewhere along the line he stopped applying basic defense techniques.

-किसी कायर या परीकिया के दुराण किसी बिंदु पर

-But somewhere along the line they stopped laughing when they compared their own results with what we were achieving.

3. Get look in

-The other teams were so much better than us. We didn’t get a look in.

-मुका मिलना

-The incumbent’s battle for survival has often struggled to get a look in.

4. Loud and clear

-They told us, loud and clear, what to except in a democratic set up.

-आसानी से सुनने और समझने लायक

-The message came through loud and clear.

5. Like a lamb to the slaughter

-She agreed to appeal to the board on behalf of the staff, little knowing she would go like a lamb to the slaughter.

-विरोध किय होना

-He led his father to the ambush like a lamb to the slaughter.

6. Speak (o talk) the same language

-Negotiations went on for days, but finally both sides realized they weren’t speaking the same language.

-इक-दूसरे से सहमत होना

-People who speak the same language can easily understand one another.

7. In the lap of luxury

-As he grew up in the lap of luxury he had no idea about the struggle most Indians had to do for survival.

-सभी सुखु में

-It should ensure your pet lives in the lap of luxury – without risking a legal challenge.

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