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

Daily Use Idioms #33

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. a belly laugh

– a loud laugh that cannot be controlled

– दिल खोलकर हसी, खिलखिलाना

His joke caused a belly laugh.

2. a big mouth

– be loquacious, be tactless, or reveal the secret

बातूनी

 Don’t tell him any secret—he’s got a big mouth.

3. make it big

– become very successful or famous

प्रसिद्ध होंना

He’s hoping to make it big on TV.

4. a bitter medicine

– hard thing to accept

– मुश्किल से स्वीकार करना

It’s a bitter pill to swallow but there is a consolation. 

5. be after sb’s blood

– desire to catch sb in order to hurt or punish them

– किसी को सज़ा देने के लिए उसके पकड़ने की इच्छा रखना, खून का प्यासा होना

You’d better stay out of her way – she’s after your blood.

6. tasted blood

– have achieved a small victory that has made you believe you can win a more important victory

– स्वाद आ जाना

The tiger has once tasted blood and is never sated by the taste of it. 

7. come to blows

– have a fight or serious argument with sb, begin to fight

– झगड़ पड़ना

 Two men had come to blows, an arm had been broken.

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