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

Daily Use Idioms #133

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. Make it

-She made it to the airport just in time to catch her plane.

-सफल होना, हासिल करना

-Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it. 

2. Make up one’s mind

-I have made up my mind that they would turn the proposal down.

-तय करना

-Reluctance or an inability to make up one’s mind; irresolution .

3. Have mixed feelings about sth

-The investors have mixed feelings about the takeover of the company.

-तय न कर पाना, ाचा और बुरा, दोनों तरह की प्रतीक्षा

-Product placement has been allowed for more than a month now, and the UK viewing audience certainly seems to have mixed feelings about the new form of marketing.

4. Be over the moon

-She’s over the moon after she offered the job she wanted badly.

-अत्यंत खुश होना

-We know that if our mother was here today she ‘d be over the moon about how many people have given up their time to remember her, and that she ‘d be the first up out of her seat and dancing!

5. Get a move on

-He realised he’d have to get a move on if he was to finish the work by make the most of it.

-जल्दी करना

-We need to get a move on if we’re going to catch that train.

6. A man for all seasons

-He heads a large pharmaceutical company and is also an acclaimed painter-really a man for all seasons.


-In Robert Bolt’s play about Sir Thomas More, “A Man for All Seasons, ” the young Richard Rich wonders whether it is worthwhile to be a teacher. “If I was [a fine teacher], who would know it?”

7. The man in (or on) the street

-It’s all very well for the government to privatise most of the departments, but I wonder what it means for the man in the street.

-आम आदमी

-The advertising industry has to know exactly what the man in the street is thinking.

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