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

Daily Use Idioms #19

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. foot the bill

pay the bill

-भुगतान करना

He ordered drinks and then left me to foot the bill!

2. a bird in the hand

– sth in one’s possesion, often modest but better than nothing

कुछ न होने से अच्छा है कुछ पास में होना

He ordered drinks and then left me to foot the bill!

3. a bird’s eye view

an overview

-संक्षिप्त विवरण

From the top of this building, you can get a bird’s-eye view of the city.

4. birds of a feather

people with similar tastes, interests and backgrounds

-एक जैसे

She and my mother were birds of a feather.

5. bits and pieces

– miscellaneous, mainly small objects

-टुकड़ो में

He rewound the tape and replayed a few bits and pieces.

6. do one’s bit


-अपने हिस्से का काम करना या योगदान देना

One must do one’s bit for one’s country.

7. bite the dust

-die, disintegrate

– मर जाना , धूल फांकना

I hope it doesn’t bite the dust before payday

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