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

Daily Use Idioms #134

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. Be in two minds

-She’s of two minds about her new job–it’s much closer to home but also less challenging.

-दुविधा में होना

-I was in two minds about leaving London; my friends were there, but at the same time I really wanted to work abroad.

2. Miss the boat

-I sent off my university application at the last minute and nearly mised the boat.

-मुका गवा बैठना

-The buyer missed the boat and never got the house when he offered too low a bid.

3. Make no mistake

-Make no mistake-I’ll vote him no matter who runs.

-ग़लतफहमी में मत रहना, निस्संदेह

-Susan seems very quiet, but make no mistake , she has a terrible temper!

4. Be a mixed blessing

-Beauty can prove to be a mixed blessing. It gets you a lot of attention but people are less likely to trust you.

-अच्छा और बुरा प्रभाव होना-

At first glance, that may appear to be a mixed blessing: good because they’re much less volatile in choppy markets, bad because they’re less likely to rocket to 10-bagger levels of return.

5. Moment of truth

-Now that all the bills are in, we are facing the moment of truth–can we afford to live here or not??

-निरयंक शन्न

-However, after a few weeks, cinema audiences dropped dramatically and the moment of truth arrived.

6. For my money

-For my money, a trip to those beaches is not worth the trouble or expense.

-मेरी रेय में

-For my money, the champion of illogical interface design is still the method for removing a floppy from a Macintosh.

7. Over the moon

-They’ve just asked her to join the board of directors of the company, and she’s over the moon about it.


-The whole team were over the moon at winning the competition.

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