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

Daily Use Idioms #32

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. behind bars

in prison

– जेल में

Staff was pilfering behind the bar.

2. recharge the batteries

– take a break or holiday to relax and regain one’s vim and vigor

– शक्ति पुनः अर्जित करना

 He had explained how important it was to recharge the batteries.

3. spill the beans

– disclose a secret or reveal sth prematurely

– अनजाने में भेद खोल देना

They spill the beans, exposing the practice for what it is.

4. take a beating

– be defeated or lose a lot of money

– हार जाना या पैसा गवाना

Dad’s good humor had taken a beating.

5. the beau monde

– rich and fashionable people

– धनी और पहनावे के शौकीन लोग

she took no interest in the glittering beau monde that she belonged to after her marriage.

6. be in bed with sb

– work with a person or organization, or to be involved with them, in a way that causes other people to distrust you

– अवैध सम्बन्ध

The newspaper editor is obviously in bed with the president.

7. have a bee in one’s bonnet

– be obsessed with one idea

– किसी विचार के बार बार आने से परेशां होना

I’ve got a bee in my bonnet about it.

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