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

Daily Use Idioms #132

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. In the line of fire

-It is only a recent phenomenon that judges are finding themselves in the line of fire.

-निदा का पात्र बन जाना

-Executives could be in the line of fire too, since they assured shareholders that the bank was fine just before it almost went belly-up.

2. Read between the lines

-On the phone she sounded reasonably happy, but her sister could read between the lines and told everyone that she was actually very homesick.

-अन्तभार्व को समझना

-So beware: if we were able to read between the lines that easily, so too can your family and friends!

3. A Litmus test

-His article on abortion is effectively a litmus test of his views on women’s rights.

-कठिन या कढ़ी परीक्षा

-Your records a litmus test of your seriousness a trader.

4. A live wire

-She’s a real live wire; she brightness up any gathering.

-ुजरवान व्यक्ति try its best to collect and build good sentences.

5. A long face

-His long face was a clear indication of his unhappiness at the workplace.

-ूड़ासनी होना

-She pulls a long face as soon as anything happens to displease her.

6. A long shot

-It’s a long shot but i could call Tony and see if he knows her address.

-जिसका सफल होना सम्भव न हो पर कोशिश करने लायक हो

-It’s a long shot, but someone might recognise her from the photo and be able to tell us where she lives.

7. Go a long way

-She can really make that small amount of cash go a long way.

-बहुत दिन तक चलना/ टिकना

-Your contributions will go a long way towards helping children in need .

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