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

Daily Use Idioms #129

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. A matter of life and death

-The passengers urged the captain do something quickly-it was a matter of life and death.

-जीवन मरण का परशान

-The quality of the ambulance service is a matter of life and death.

2. Once in a lifetime

-An offer like this comes just once a lifetime.

-अत्यंत दुर्लभ

-Only once in a lifetime that a special dream comes true.And suddenly your entire world seems beautiful and new.Best wishes lways!

3. Light at the end of the tunnel

-Unemployment is still rising but analysts assure us there is light at the end of the tunnel.

-लम्बे दुःख के बाद आशा की किरण, अत्यंत आशा की किरण

-All I can do is tell her to hold on, that there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

4. Make light work of

-He and his friends made light work of cleaning the garden.

-जल्दी से और आसानी से करना

-A microwave oven can make light work of the cooking.

5. Like greased lightning

-I mentioned work and he was out of the room like greased lightning.

-बहुत तेजी से

-The following passage exemplifies, for Rees, macho characteristics: Clogged moved like greased lightning.

6. Like it lump it

-Like it lump it, TV serials based on romantic relations are viewed regularly by thousads.

-नहीं चाहते हुए भी सवीकार करना

-It’s the law so you can like it or lump it .

7. Out of line

-Some of his views, are way out of line with the policies of his party.


-His boss warned him that if he stepped out of line once more he would be fired.

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