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

Daily Use Idioms #27

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. take the bull by the horns

deal decisively with a difficult problem

-खतरे या कठिनाई का हिम्मत से मुकाबला करना

Nora decided to take the bull by the horns and organize things for herself.

2. burn the candle at both ends

-exhaust one’s energies or resources by leading a hectic life.

-पैसो को व्यर्थ करना

You can’t burn the candle at both ends and hold onto a job.

3. burn the midnight oil

– work long hours and hard

-रात को देर तक पढ़ना या काम करना

Jill has been burning the midnight oil lately; I guess she has a big exam coming up.

4. on the back burner

-in abeyance, in a position of low priority

-निम्नाव्यवस्था में

The government quietly put the scheme on the back burner.

5. burst the bubble

-sudden end of a very happy or successful period

-खुशाल समय का अचानक अंत होना

News of the defeat quickly burst the bubble of our self-confidence

6. bury the hatchet

– make peace, end a quarrel

-झगड़ा ख़तम करना

The two countries decided to finally bury the hatchet.

7. bury one’s head in the sand

-refuse to think about an unpleasant situation, hoping that it will improve so that you will not have to deal with

-किसी समस्या को सुलझाने से इंकार

if you face similar problems, don’t bury your head in the sand

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