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

Daily Use Idioms #28

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. as busy as a bee

very busy, hard working


He is as busy as a bee all day.

2. have butterflies in one’s stomach

-feel very nervous

-कुछ करने से पहले घबराहट महसूस होना

 I used to get butterflies in my stomach before school tests.

3. press the panic button

-do sth quickly without thinking about it in order to deal with a difficult or worrying situation

-किसी मुश्किल को हल करने के लिए कुछ करना

The coach isn’t going to hit the panic button just because we lost two games.

4. buy time

-do sth in order to be allowed more time

-कुछ और समय पाने के लिए कुछ करना

He tried to buy time by saying he hadn’t been well.

5. let bygones be bygones

-what’s done is done ,don’t worry about the past especially about the errors

-जो हो गया वो हो गया

 Let bygones be bygones and let’s forget about our disputes and be friends again.

6. to turn one’s back upon

– choose not to speak to; have no further contact with

-भाग जाना

He turned his back abruptly and walked away. 

7. give sb a wide berth

-avoid sb; keep away from sb


I could see that she was in a bad mood, so I gave her a wide berth.

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