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

Daily Use Idioms #18

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. get (have)the better of sb

become superior to master sb or sth; win out

-महान होना

It would be hard to get the better of someone as experienced as she is.

2. better half (or part)

– husband or wife, the larger amount or majority of sth

पति /पत्नी

He looked upon his wife as the better half.

3. beyond a shadow of doubt

without any doubt, undoubtedly


I think that is beyond a shadow of a doubt, and if there is a tendency of that kind we should look very carefully at any such proposal.

4. bide one’s time

wait for the opportune moment

-सही समय का इंतज़ार करना

He’s just biding his time until a permanent job opens up.

5. a big cheese

– important person

-महत्वपूर्ण इंसान

He is a big cheese in the Art Fraud Squad.

6. big deal

-matter of importance

-बड़ा सौदा

This audition is a big deal for Joey.

7. fit (or fill) the bill

-be exactly suitable for a particular situation

-पर्याप्त होना, उपयुक्त होना

That piece of plywood will just fit the bill.

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