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

Daily Use Idioms #20

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. bite the hand that feeds one

show ingratitude, turn against a benefactor

-अकृतज्ञ होना

Even a beast don’t bite the hand that feeds one.

2. bite off more than one can chew

-try to do more than one is able to do

– क्षमता से अधिक कार्य करने की कोशिश करना

Don’t bite off more than one can chew.

3. bite(or hold) one’s tongue

refrain from saying sth one wants to say, because the moment is inappropriate

-उचित समय न होने की वजह की वजह से अपने आप को कहने से रोकना, वाणी पर सयम रखना

I wanted to tell him exactly what I thought of him, but I had to bite my tongue.

4. the black sheep(of a family)

-the least reputable member of a group, a disgrace

-गद्दार, बदनाम वयक्ति

My brother is the black sheep of the family.

5. in black and white

– formally, in paper and in writing

-लिखित रूप में

 I want this agreement in black and white

6. a blank cheque

-complete authority or unrestricted freedom of action or a free hand

-पूर्ण अधिकार से

The architect was given with a blank cheque to design a new city center.

7. draw a blank

-be unable to get information, think of sth or achieve sth

-पूर्ण अधिकार सेकुछ हाथ न लगना

All his investigations have drawn a blank so far.

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