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 1 of the Useful Idioms for Better Communication Series that you can learn to improve your speaking and writing.
Daily Use Idioms #2
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. all in all
2. of one’s own accord
3. an Achilles’ heel
4. the acid test
5. a man of action
6. come of age
7. alive and kicking (or alert or well)
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