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

Daily Use Idioms #16

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. baying for blood

want sb to be hurt or punished

-किसी को हानि पहुँचाने की इच्छा रखना

The referee’s decision left the crowd baying for blood .

2. hand(or keep) sb at bay

-give responsibility for sth important to another person

किसी वस्तु या वयक्ति को हानि पहुंचाने से रोकना

The area was hit by a serious epidemic, but luckily he could keep himself at bay.

3. beat a hasty retreat

to run away, to leave a place because it is dangerous or unpleasant

-शीघ्रता से वापिस जाना

The poacher beat a hasty retreat when he saw the police coming.

4. beat about (or around) the bush

approach indirectly, or too cautiously

-घुमा-फिरा कर बाते करना

He beat about the bush without coming to the point.

5. work like a beaver

– work very energetically and hard

-मेहनत और जोश से काम करना

She worked like a beaver to clean out all the closets.

6. a bed of roses

-easy option, a comfortable position

-आसान कार्य, आराम की ज़िन्दगी

Life isn’t always a bed of roses, you know.

7.make a beeline for

-go quickly and directly to sth or sb

-तीव्रता से और सीधे जाना

You can set your goals and make a beeline for your target.

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