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

Daily Use Idioms #42

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. claim to fame

a reason for a person or place to be well known

– किसी व्यक्ति/वस्तु के प्रसिद्ध होने का कारण

The town’s only claim to fame is the castle.

2. a class act

– high-class performance or display; also the person performing

– जबरदस्त प्रदर्शन

Their new striker looks like a class act.

3. a clean sheet

– fresh start

बिल्कुल शुरुआत से, कोरा

Take a clean sheet of paper and start again.

4. come clean

– admit, to tell the truth about sth; make a full confession

सफाई पेश करना

The government should come clean about its plans.

5. make a clean breast of sth

– confess fully

– अपना अपराध पूर्णतया स्वीकार करना

She caught copying in the board examination, she decided to make a clean breast of it for her parents.

6. make a clean sweep

– win overwhelmingly

जबरदस्त ढंग से जीतना

He makes a clean sweep of the ungodly nations.

7. clear the decks

– prepare for action

– कार्य के लिए तैयार होना

All the soldiers began to clear the decks for action.

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