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

Daily Use Idioms #23

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. once in a blue moon

very rarely

– कभी-कभार

I’m very careful about what I eat so it’s only once in a blue moon I eat fast food.”

2. a blue-eyed boy

– a man who is liked and admired by sb in authority

– अधिकारी का प्रिय होना

He was the media’s blue-eyed boy.

3. call sb’s bluff

– expose sob’s deception, invite a showdown

– पोल खोलना

When she threatened to quit her job, her boss called her bluff and told her she could leave if she wanted to.

4. spare(or save) sb’s blushes

– do sth to prevent sb from feeling embarrassed

– शर्मिंदगी से बचना

The manager spoke for his young employee in order to spare her blushes.

5. rock the boat

– do or say sth that causes problems

– करके या कह कर समस्या उत्पन्न करना

 Things are progressing well don’t rock the boat.

6. be in the same boat

– be in the same unpleasant situation as other people

– एक नाव में सवार

She’s always complaining that she doesn’t have enough money, but we’re all in the same boat.

7. body and soul

– with all one’s efforts and ability

– पूरी शक्ति के साथ

She threw herself body and soul into her work.

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