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

Daily Use Idioms #30

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. bona fide

real,genuine

प्रामाणिक, उचित

Equity only protects the bona fide purchaser for the value of a legal estate and so the rule should be of no application.

2. not born yesterday

– not a completely naive person

– पूर्णतया सीधा साधा न होना

He said he’d pay me back, but I’ll believe it when I see it. I wasn’t born yesterday.

3. bosom friends

– close friends who share confidences

– जिगरी दोस्त

I appoint four of my bosom friends to be inspectors in the casino.

4. at bottom

– fundamentally, basically

– वास्तव में

Their offer to help was at the bottom, self-centered.

5. break the news

– make sth known

– जानकारी में लाना

They dare not break the news to him.

6. make the bull’s eye

– get sth exactly right, be on target

– सही निशाना लगाना

Her comments about our problems hit the bull’s-eye.

7. burn one’s finger

– suffer unpleasant results of an action

– किसी कार्य के दुखद परिणाम को भुगतना

 He burned his fingers in the stock market and has been timid about investing ever since.

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