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

Daily Use Idioms #128

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. Left, right and centre

-They were firing at people left, right and centre.

-हर तरफ से, सभी जगह

-He’s giving away money left, right and centre.

2. In less than no time

-The train will be here in less than no time.

-बहुत जल्दी, तुरंत

-This article holds that effective measures should be taken in less than no time to ensure the safety of adjacent buildings when construction is being carried out nearby.

3. A man of letters

-A distinguished statesman and man of letters, he was born just before the turn of the century.


-He was a man of letters with no interest in current affairs.

4. To the letter

-I Followed your instructions precisely and to the letter.

-हर व्यूर पर कढ़ी नजर, सावधानी से, वास्तव में

-She obeyed his instructions to the letter.

5. A level playing field

-There are demands from foreign players to introduce a level playing field so that they can compete with local banks.

-साफ परिस्तिथि, न्यायपूर्ण सिथि

-There will no longer be a level playing field and the single market will be undermined.

6. Big (large) as life

-I looked up from my paper and there she was, big as life, standing right in front of me.

-वास्तव में, व्यीक्ति रूप से

-His outrageous stories are in fact as big as life.

7. Larger than life

-Most characters in his films are somewhat larger than life.

-ज्यादा उत्तेजित और रूचि पैदा करने वाला

-He’s a larger than life character-noisy, very friendly, and always joking.

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