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

Daily Use Idioms #17

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. bell the cat

-do a dangerous job

-ख़तरनाक कार्य करना

None of them was brave enough to bell the cat.

2. belle of the ball

be the most attractive woman of the party

किसी वस्तु या वयक्ति को हानि पहुंचाने से रोकना

With all the young men competing for her attention, in her new red dress, she was the belle of the ball.

3. below the belt

cruel and unfair

अनुचित आचरण करना, अनैतिक कार्य करना

Her accusations were below the belt.

4. tighten one’s belt

spend less than you did before because you have less money

-देख कर खर्च करना

I’ve had to tighten my belt since I stopped working full-time.

5. make the best of sth

– try to think and act and act in a positive way when one has to accept a situation which one do not like but cannot change

-सकारात्मक ढंग से सोचने की कोशिश और कार्य करना

We may not get another chance, so we need to make the best of this opportunity.

6. a safe bet

-fair assumption,reasonable guess

-उचित अनुमान

It’s a safe bet Martin will be the last to arrive.

7. better late than never

it is better for sb or sth to be late than never to arrive or to happen

-कभी न होने से देर से होना अच्छा है

while ongoing self-monitoring is urged, it is always better late than never.

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