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

Daily Use Idioms #36

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. beg to differ

refuse politely

– विनम्रता से मना करना

 I beg to differ from you on the opinion.

2. blind impulse

– sudden and unaccountable desire to do sth

– अनियंत्रित जज्बात/ इच्छा

I used to act out of blind impulse when I was young.

3. brownie points

– good marks for credit

– श्रेय के लिए अंक

 I’m not doing it just to get brownie points.

4. burst at the seams

– be full to capacity

पूरा भरा होना

And the overburdened syndication market is starting to burst at the seams.

5. a can of worms

– a complex unexpected problem or unsolvable dilemma

जटिल समस्याओ का पिटारा

 I didn’t mean to open a can of worms.

6. be on the cards

– likely to happen

– सम्मावित्

At 3-1 down, another defeat seemed to be on the cards.

7. be on the case

– doing what needs to be done in a particular situation

किसी ख़ास काम पर लगे रहना

And Rathbone would be on the case, with his bloodhound and magnifying glass.

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