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

Daily Use Idioms #135

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. Mean business

-The changes the new government has made show they mean business

-सचमुच करने का इरादा रखना

-Are you just joking about our starting a software company together, or do you mean business?

2. A mean to an end

-He is not very ambitions. For him, work is just a means to an end.

-अरुचिकर कायर करना क्युकी तुम्हे इससे मदद मिलेगी

-Are you just joking about our starting a software company together, or do you mean business?

3. For good measure

-He didn’t argue over the price, so I gave hi some extra supplies for good measure.

-इसके साथ-साथ

For good measure, he had added a lurid red moon opposite it.

4. A meeting of minds

-Sources said there was a meeting of minds between the two parties during the day-long talks.

-इक से विचारो वाले/ विचारो में सहमति

A meeting of minds was not reached during the first session, but another session is scheduled for tomorrow.

5. Get the message

-He gestured to the waiter, who got the message and brought the bill.

-संकेत को समझना

-The campaign is trying to get the message across to young people that drugs are dangerous.

6. Go the extra mile

-He’s nice guy, always ready to go the extra mile for his friends.

-आशा से बढ़कर प्रयास करना

-The President vowed to go the extra mile for peace in the region.

7. Cry over split milk

-The papers you wanted went out in last week’s trash, so don’t cry over split milk.

-किये पे पछताना, अब पसतात हूत क्या जब चिड़िया चुग गयी खेत

-She would not cry over split milk , but quickly set about mopping it up.

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